Why It's So Important to Change Your Oil Regularly

You know that it's critical to change your oil in regular intervals between 3,000-5,000 miles to keep it running at its best, but why is it a necessity to change it regularly in the first place? Here at Audi West County, we want you to understand how to take care of your car, truck, or SUV, so we'll be discussing why it's so important to change your Audi vehicle's oil regularly.

To begin with, the oil is what keeps your engine running. Having old, sludgy oil running through your engine could cause failure. Driving with less oil than recommended may overheat the engine, putting it at risk of blowing up. Oil also ensures that the vital parts of your Audi's engine are able to move freely with proper lubrication. Without free range of movement, your engine can be worn down much faster.

The mileage of your vehicle can be dramatically decreased if the components aren't properly lubricated by the oil or if the oil is so sludgy that it gums up the works, which in turn leads to greater fuel consumption. Finally, changing your Audi vehicle's oil regularly, just like any other routine maintenance, will keep your vehicle performing at its best for much longer. Sludgy, dirty oil buildup will cause damage to the engine over time that will end up wearing out your vehicle much sooner.

The oil you use and how often you change it depends entirely on the Audi vehicle you are driving and how much you drive it. The usual recommendation is every three months, or 3,000 miles, but this can vary if you drive your vehicle more or less. Watch your odometer to track your driving habits and bear in mind that weather and towing can affect your oil as well.

Overall, even though regular maintenance and oil changes cost money, it costs less to perform the maintenance than it will to pay a hefty repair bill or the expense of possibly having to buy a new vehicle. Contact us here at our dealership to make an appointment to have your oil changed as well as your other Audi vehicle maintenance needs.

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