What Happens If You Don’t Change Your Oil?

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Keeping up to date with your routine Honda oil change service is a crucial part of maintaining your vehicle. However, with your day-to-day commitments it can be difficult to work a visit to the Fisher Honda service center into your schedule. So, what happens if you don’t get your oil changed? For one thing, it can lead to more expensive repairs down the road. Learn more about the consequences of skipping an oil change, and if your car, truck, or SUV is due for its next maintenance service, schedule an appointment with us today!

What Does Motor Oil Do?

The oil in your Honda lubricates the internal engine components to keep everything running smoothly on the roads in and around Longmont. Here’s more information on what motor oil does:

  • Motor oil reduces wear and tear on moving parts due to friction.
  • The dispersants in motor oil help to prevent sludge buildup in the engine.
  • Detergents in motor oil help to clean varnish from the engine components.
  • Motor oil can help neutralize acids that form from fuels, improve piston ring seals, and keep the engine cool.

What Happens If You Don’t Get Your Oil Changed?

There are thousands of moving parts in your engine block which can generate a tremendous amount of friction and heat. So what happens if you don’t change your oil? Without fresh motor oil, the internal engine components will suffer excessive stress and strain, which will reduce performance and efficiency and can lead to overheating and ultimately engine failure. Having your vehicle break down when you’re on the highway outside of Broomfield is something no one wants to experience, so it is vitally important that you adhere to your recommended oil change schedule.

Oil Change Frequency

Now that you have an idea of what happens if you don’t change your oil, you may be wondering how often you should get an oil change. In general, you should have the oil changed every 7,500 to 10,000 miles, but we recommend that you check your owner’s manual to find the oil change frequency guidelines for your specific vehicle. There are also certain driving conditions, such as heavy towing, off-roading, and commercial use, that can affect how often your oil will need to be changed. If you have any questions about your oil change schedule, contact our service center.

Get Professional Oil Change Service Today at Fisher Honda

We’re certain that you won’t want to experience what happens if you don’t get your oil changed, so when your vehicle is due for it’s next oil change visit Fisher Honda in Boulder. We offer Express Lube Service, no appointment necessary, and with our service coupons you’ll get the best price possible on your next oil change. Come see us today!

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