An oil change is the most basic and central maintenance to be done to your car. Considering the cost of your vehicle, you will want to keep your car performing well as long as possible and an oil change is an easy and relatively inexpensive way to do that!
It actually doesn't and here is why:
As an engine accumulates miles, blow-by increases, dumping more unburned fuel into the crankcase (which dilutes the oil), in turn causing accelerated wear and engine problems, including: loss of performance and fuel economy as well as increased emissions and oil consumption. Felix Chevrolet provides this essential service to all of our clients. And no one knows your vehicle better.
When determining when to schedule your next oil change, Felix Chevrolet suggests taking this into consideration: how you drive, the condition and age of the engine, the external environment you drive in, and the amount of stop-and-go versus highway driving. If you are unsure feel free to ask one of our technicians.
What is known is that regularly changing your oil is crucial for vehicle health. Due to the high operating temperatures of the engines, oil goes thermal breakdowns, becoming less effective as a lubricant. When the oil stops lubricating, parts of the engine rub together and wear each other out, leading to costly repairs and replacements.