Here at Denny’s Auto Inc we will be among the first to tell you that regular oil changes is one of the most efficient and cost effective ways to maintain your vehicle. The oil in your engine is the lifeblood of your vehicle. Oil helps to lubricate, protect and clean the moving components in your engine compartment.
Without motor oil, there are parts of your engine that would make metal to metal contact which can cause a great deal of friction and heat. Heat can be your car, truck or SUV’s worst nightmare as it often causes damage to metal components and can lead to more involved and costly repairs. The health of your oil can also serve as an early indication to other issues your vehicle may be experiencing.
It is a good idea to check your oil level. This will allow you to notice if your vehicle has a major oil leak which should be addressed. Checking your oil levels also gives you a chance to look at the color and consistency of your oil. If your motor oil is dark, it could mean that it is getting burnt, if your oil is milky white it could indicate that water or coolant is getting mixed into your oil. Another obvious symptom is if you notice that your oil is gritty, this could indicate that your oil filter has become saturated.