Kelowna Oil Change: 5 Reasons you should get an oil change regularly

All moving engine parts, pistons, valves, etc, move at high rates of speed under the hood of a car. Lubrication cools engine components. Moving parts that do not have the proper lubrication will create friction, which in turn creates heat. Maintaining clean and sufficient amounts of oil is the perfect solution to prevent too much friction and overheating of the engine. This is why it is very important that the engine remains well-lubricated if you want your vehicle to run without any issues.

Why you need regular oil changes:

1. Avoid wear and tear on your car’s engine
It takes place as the result of massive strain on the engine over driving conditions. Long stretches of driving are less abrasive on an engine than quick bursts of stop and go traffic. As a result, it is important to make note of your driving habits. During the occurrence of stop and go driving, the engine will absorb bits and fragments of contaminants. If you have good oil, the lubrication will be sufficient to absorb the impact of these contaminants or prevent them altogether. This is known as oil viscosity and will degrade over the life of its use.

2. Keeps your engine running smoothly
Viscosity is vitally important to the lubrication of an engine. It can be greatly affected by environmental factors including temperature, air quality, and even the type of engine encased in your vehicle. The viscosity level of oil changes in cold versus warm weather. Cold weather often requires a more regular change to keep everything running smoothly.

3. Your vehicle’s power and fuel performace will drop
If the car is exposed to poor air quality such as dust or high humidity, this will affect the engine performance. In this way, your air filter is like the lungs of your car. Poor air quality will affect oil viscosity and require frequent changes.

4. Increase the resell value of your vehicle
Another reason for changing your oil is keeping a record of proactive maintenance in case you resell your car. If you are selling it privately without a dealership, keeping accurate records of oil changes will be a helpful tool; a positive for any prospective buyer.

5. Prevents damage caused by overheating
Oil changes also keep the engine cool and prevent overheating. This will affect every part of the engine, preventing costly repairs in the future. One small part can create the risk of a domino effect in repair bills.

Simply put, routine maintenance makes your vehicle last longer.

Buildup from dirty oil robs a vehicle’s fuel economy and power and makes internal components work harder. An engine that works too hard will end up having more problems down the road, as well as a shorter lifespan.

Paragon Motors: Kelowna oil change – Our oil change includes high-quality motor oil and a new oil filter. We also suggest a regular engine flush every few oil changes. This helps clean the engine before adding new oil. Much like you would not pour nice fresh clean water to drink in an old dirty cup, cleaning the engine before adding new clean oil allows it to do the best job it can.

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air filterHave you ever found yourself in a situation where it was hard to breathe? It could because of a cold, allergies, smog or excess smoke in the air. How did it affect you? It probably slowed you down and took more effort to perform basic activities. A dirty air filter creates the same situation for your engine.

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