Motor oil is an essential lubricant. Its main function is to lubricate the moving parts in your engine, but it also cleans, inhibits corrosion, and cools the engine by carrying heat away from those moving parts.
Improvements in oil chemistry and engine design technology have allowed for longer oil-change intervals. They can vary widely between conventional oil and synthetic. If you are not sure whether your car, truck, or SUV needs synthetic oil, a synthetic blend, or conventional oil, call Van Dorn Auto Repair in Alexandria at 703-751-1499.
Over time, oil can break down as a result of the higher operating temperatures of today’s smaller, higher revving engines. When this occurs, the oil becomes less effective and friction may increase resulting in excessive and premature wear. Dirt and other contaminants may build up in both the oil and oil filter as well, creating a thick sludge.
Failure to follow the recommended service intervals provided by the manufacturer may cause your engine to work harder eventually leading to premature wear and possible engine failure. Give us a call at 703-751-1499, or schedule an appointment online for your next oil change.