What Happens If You Don’t Change Your Oil?

Mechanic Pouring Motor Oil into Funnel

With time, motor oil will break down and over time become less effective at lubricating the moving parts of your engine. When the amount of oil decreases, the friction between the moving parts increases, and then the temperature increases as well. An overheating engine can cause very serious damage, like excess wear and tear and warped components. Keep reading to learn about just how crucial it is to regularly change your oil.


The Purpose of Oil and What Happens if You Don’t Change Car Oil

Motor oil is a lubricant designed for your engine, and has incredibly important roles for Omaha cars:

  • Firstly, motor oil functions as a lubricant to reduce wear and tear on the mechanical moving parts that are caused by friction.
  • Motor oil has dispersants, and it is designed to clean sludge from the engine.
  • The detergents in motor oil are there to clean varnish from the engine.
  • When your motor oil is changed regularly, this helps neutralize acids that form from fuels, it improves piston ring seals, and cools the engine by moving heat away

The elements put into play here are absolutely crucial to the overall functioning of your engine, and you don’t want to know what will happen if you don’t maintain them.


How Often Should You Change Your Vehicle’s Oil?

It used to be commonly accepted that you should change your oil every 3,000 miles, but nowadays, drivers can go 7,500 to 10,000 miles between their oil change services. A caveat to this is that every driver has different driving habits and each vehicle is different. If you are commuting long distances daily or go off-roading frequently, you may need an oil change more often.

How Do You Change Your Own Engine Oil?

Initially, you should check your owner’s manual. It should tell you what type of oil your vehicle requires. Once you’ve bought your oil, follow these steps below:

  1. You will need to jack your car up with jack stands or steel ramps.
  2. Underneath the engine, locate the oil drain plug on the bottom of the oil pan. Put an oil basin underneath the plug, then you can unscrew the plug and let the old oil drain out completely – this could take at least 15 minutes. When you are certain all of the oil has drained, go ahead and replace the plug.
  3. Then you should locate your oil filter, and remove it with a wrench specifically for the oil filter. You should be expecting some extra oil to drain out when you remove the filter. Be sure to keep the basin underneath to catch it.
  4. Grab the new filter, making sure to rub some oil around the rubber seal – this provides your filter with a watertight seal, and it is an essential step.
  5. Put the new filter in its place, and tighten it by hand.
  6. With the old oil completely drained, the new filter in the proper place, and the oil cap removed, pour the specified amount of new oil into the oil tank. You can find it in your owner’s manual if you aren’t unsure, then replace the oil.
  7. Lastly, you should check your oil level with the dipstick to be sure it’s right. If you are still low, you can add an additional ounce and check the level until it’s at the proper amount.

Come to Sid Dillon Hyundai to Get Your Oil Changed

After learning what happens if you do not get your oil changed regularly, you should be better equipped to care for your car. If you’re not up to the task of changing your oil at your Seward home. If you prefer to leave it to a professional, you can contact us to schedule an appointment at our Lincoln service center! If you still have questions lingering in your mind, or you are interested in learning more about our service specials, we are happy to help. Contact our service team or call us at (402) 413-0623 today!


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