There's no denying the advantages of regularly checking and changing your vehicle's engine oil at the proper intervals. It is the easiest and most cost effective preventative maintenance you can perform and has lasting effects on the health and longevity of your car's engine. When you compare the low cost of an oil change at Bridgewater Nissan to a major engine repair resulting from poor care, the difference is dramatic. The auto service experts at Bridgewater Nissan will properly drain and dispose of your vehicle's used engine oil and oil filter and refill and replace them with factory-specified OEM products. We will perform a complimentary multi-point inspection on your vehicle to look for any potential safety or service issues that may require your attention. You and your vehicle are in the right hands at Bridgewater Nissan Service Center and we look forward to providing you with the outstanding service we've become known for. Here's some more reasons why you should consider letting us handle your regular maintenance service.
Five Reasons Why You Should Have Your Oil Changed Regularly
- Maintain Engine Lubrication
Your car's engine is comprised of thousands of moving parts, operating in high compression and high heat conditions. Keeping these parts properly lubricated is vital to their operation. Over time, your engine's oil wears down, gets dirty and becomes thinner, losing some of its lubricating properties (aka viscosity). This exposes moving parts to excessive heat and wear as increased friction takes its toll on surfaces in contact each other. Changing your old oil out with fresh new oil keeps parts fully coated with lubricant that provides maximum protection against wear.
- Improve Gas Mileage
Better lubrication resulting from properly filled and maintained oil actually helps your engine run better and smoother, which has a direct effect on your gas mileage. Poor lubrication makes parts harder to move, requiring the engine to work harder to provide the same amount of horsepower. When your engine works harder, it requires more fuel, costing you more in the long run.
- Keep Your Engine Clean
Even with the right lubrication, the internal combustion process produces byproducts that cause dirt to build up inside your engine. This is joined by tiny metal shavings that wear off moving parts and oil that turns "sludgey" as it breaks down. These elements circulate through your engine and can cause problems if left in the system too long and given an opportunity to build up and damage components. Draining the old oil removes these contaminants from your engine's circulation and keeps things running cleanly.
- Better for the Environment
Removing contaminants and refilling with clean new oil keeps your car running more efficiently, emitting less exhaust than an engine that has build-up from running with older, dirtier oil in it. New engine oil resists build-up and deposits that rob your engine of performance and produce more harmful exhaust emissions. Regularly changing your oil makes your car less likely to burn oil as it ages, further reducing its environmental impact.
- Longer Engine Life
All the benefits outlined above add up to a healthier, cleaner, more efficient vehicle that will ultimately last longer because of the proper care you've given it. That translates into a higher resale value as car buyers look favorably on vehicles that have comprehensive service records documented on the Vehicle History Report.
Treat your vehicle right and get the most out of your automotive investment by keeping up with proper scheduled maintenance that includes regular oil changes. You'll reap the rewards of a well-maintained vehicle throughout its lifespan, giving you miles of trouble-free driving. Bridgewater Nissan is happy to provide you with the high-quality service that you and your car deserve. Schedule your next service online.