Things to Get Familiar about Oil Service

Changing Your Car's Engine Oil | Lexus Europe

Regular oil changes are critical to ensuring that the engine of the car works properly and has a long life. If oil changes are not made in a timely fashion, the car’s performance and fuel economy may suffer.

Even the car owner’s least mechanical knows that a motor car has hundreds of moving parts. And all these components rely on motor oil to provide the lubrication they need to function properly. Some of these parts have clearances of less than one-thousandth of an inch, so oil is essential to keep the parts moving. When classic motor oil loses its ability to lubricate, it often burns down and becomes thicker. This sludge undermines the ability of the oil to lubricate finely machined engine components which make these parts come into contact and cause engine friction to wear. In addition to preventing a motor from becoming useless, regular oil change ensures proper lubrication to help the motor run efficiently, reduce fuel consumption and ensure longevity.

The oil filter should be replaced by any change of oil. As motor oil passes around the motor, dirt, waste and other particles such as metal shavings are collected from engine wear. The oil is pumped throughout the engine during normal engine operation and eventually cycles through the oil filter that collects the particles that might otherwise damage the machine.

The most important part of an oil change is not necessarily a real change in the oil or of the new oils themselves, but an inspection of the under-height routine that qualified mechanics always include. When a mechanical or automotive service technician completes oil modifications, as the manufacturer advises, they must also be able to examine other vehicle features, including components under the hood and the vehicle. A regular oil change schedule can also serve as an indicator for other services such as pneumatic rotation, fluid level controls and tuning.

Car owners should always follow the recommendations for oil change intervals from their vehicle manufacturers, which can be found in the websites of the proprietor’s, manufacturer or dealer and other websites. They can also get information from

Here are some reasons to reconsider if people drive under normal conditions and if their mechanics insist that the vehicle’s oil is changed every 3000 miles:

  • New technology for vehicles and lubricants: Today, vehicles are made with more efficient motors. They use advanced technology, such as petroleum surveillance systems and integrated computer diagnostics, which helps to keep oil viscosity and, where the oil changes, may warn the driver of the engine components that lead to the petrogenesis. Furthermore, today’s technology of synthetic oil and lubricants can easily withstand the stirring of cars better than engine oil of past decades.
  • Reduced environmental costs: Although most conventional and synthetic motor oil is recycled after use, it still has environmental costs. Five quarters of used motor oil is produced by a typical oil change. Every two months a person who has changed his oil sends a barrel 30 quarters of oil every year. By extending the life of the oil to its recommended change intervals, it can halve, and perhaps even double, its consumption of oil.

Post Author: Sophie Toby Hall

A former car magazine editor, Sophie’s blog offers in-depth car reviews, industry trends, and maintenance tips. Her breadth of knowledge makes her posts invaluable for both car enthusiasts and everyday drivers.