Why Oil Changes are an Important Part of Automotive Maintenance

By Product Expert | Posted in Service on Wednesday, May 20th, 2020 at 9:09 pm
Engine oil pouring out of a container

What Happens If Drivers Don’t Change Their Vehicle’s Oil?

Drivers who value the lifespan of their engine should get their oil changed regularly as part of their automotive maintenance routine. Wondering what happens if drivers don’t change their vehicle’s oil? To educate drivers about engine maintenance, we’ve highlighted the importance of oil changing in the blog post below.


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Engine oil is the lubricant used by your vehicle’s engine system in order to transfer heat away from the vehicle, reduce metal-to-metal contact damage and mitigate friction. All of these functions reduce the amount of damage done to the engine while in operation. Unfortunately, as this oil gets older, its ability to serve its purpose is reduced due to built-up dirt and debris that accumulates in the system.

When drivers skip out on an oil change, they’re risking potential engine damage. The engine will run hotter than normal, which could result in issues with overheating and lowered performance. The additional heat could also result in warped or worn engine components. Eventually, the engine will become so severely damaged that an engine replacement will become necessary.

Other Engine Maintenance Tips


  • Change the engine air filter when needed
  • Check the timing belt regularly
  • Replace any worn-out drive belts
  • Repair the cooling system if needed
  • Watch for leaks
  • Don’t drive on low fuel
Engine oil pouring out of a container

Melloy Honda is happy to help drivers in and around Farmington, NM with all sorts of automotive services and repairs, including oil changes. To schedule an appointment with our service center, drivers can either call 505-716-4238 or schedule an appointment right here through our website. In addition to oil changing, Melloy Honda can assist drivers with accessory installation, coolant flushing, automotive glass repair and more.

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