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I-86 Truck & Auto Repair : How Often Do You Change Your Oil?

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If you ask Falconer car owners how often the oil in their auto should be changed, you might get a different answer every time. Every 6 months? Every 5,000 miles? Only if your automobile has problems? Who really knows? Let’s talk a little about oil.

The Lifeblood of Your Engine 
Why do autos even need oil? A car engine is very complex; thousands of parts must function properly to make it run. Oil is required to lubricate all of the parts that move and come in contact with each other. Most parts in the engine are metal and easily get hot. Oil is an effective way for the engine to stay cool because the oil absorbs heat quickly.

Even though modern automobiles require less maintenance than in times past, if you don't change your oil, you are headed for trouble - everything from worn out pistons to a complete engine seize if you wait too long.

Protect Your Investment
Fixing the issues from not changing your oil will cost you more than paying for regular oil changes. A lot more.

The answer is never truly straightforward on how often oil should be changed. Consult your tech at I-86 Truck & Auto Repair in Falconer for the oil change schedule and oil type recommendations for your specific automobile and schedule a full-service oil change at the best service center in New York.