What happens when you wait too long for an oil change? Let’s look at the importance of having routine auto maintenance service.
According to an article at carfax.com, “The Importance of an Oil Change”
If you have ever put off a trip to the grocery store or waited a couple of weeks longer between haircuts, don’t do that with oil changes.
Your oil’s primary function is to cut friction.
Over time, oil accumulates contaminants and loses viscosity (the ability to flow into every nook and cranny). Contaminants cause friction as parts rub together. Friction wears out those parts faster.
The damage caused by these conditions is largely irreversible without an engine overhaul or replacement.
Waiting for the low oil light to come on can be the worst thing you can do to your engine.
You shouldn’t see that light unless your oil level is low. So, you don’t want to see it. Whatever amount of oil you do have left almost certainly has lost its ability to function properly.” To read the entire article click here.