You probably know that routine service is essential for maintaining the health of your Dodge vehicle. You may also know that oil changes are a critical service task. What you might not know, however, is why you need routine oil changes. Here we go over why a regular Dodge oil change is so important.

The Role of Oil

To understand why you need to change your oil, you have to know what oil does. Its job is to help an engine run as efficiently as possible. It does this by lubricating the moving parts in the engine so they don’t create friction. The oil filter is also instrumental in keeping dirt and debris out of the engine.

Why Oil Needs to be Changed

Over time, oil thickens up, and when this happens, those moving engine parts can’t get adequate lubrication. And while an engine filter can be cleaned, eventually it will be too dirty and need to be replaced. If you wait too long to do this, the oil will become very dirty, which hurts the engine.

What Happens if You Don’t Change the Oil?

The longer you go without changing your car’s oil, the more detrimental this will be. The thicker the oil gets, the more work an engine has to do. This will reduce its power and hurt your fuel economy. Eventually, this could result in the engine seizing up and failing. At that point, you could be looking at an expensive repair or even the need for a new engine.

Is Your Car Due for an Oil Change?

You never want to neglect any service for your car, especially oil changes. If your vehicle is overdue for one, make an appointment with the service center at Fields Chrysler Jeep® Dodge RAM Asheville.

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