What Happens if You Don’t Get Your Oil Changed?

January 28th, 2019 by

Male mechanic draining the oil from a vehicle during an oil change

The oil in your vehicle is there to lubricate the engine and absorb heat from the engine components so your truck doesn’t overheat. When your engine can’t work properly, it can start to experience serious issues, so it’s important to keep up with regular oil changes around Milwaukee.

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What Happens If You Don’t Change Your Oil?

If there’s no fresh motor oil to replace the old oil that’s been used, the engine can’t function properly, and the pistons can weld themselves to the cylinders because there’s nothing to absorb the heat. When you don’t change your oil regularly, dirt and debris build up, making it more challenging for the oil to move through the engine components. That can lead to overheating, limited fuel efficiency, and other issues as you drive from Northern Chicago to Racine.

How Often Should I Change My Vehicle’s Oil?

You can go about 25,000 miles between oil changes for heavy-duty commercial vehicles and around 5,000 miles for light-duty vehicles. It’s always a good idea to check your owner’s manual to see what’s recommended for your specific vehicle.

Get Your Oil Changed at the Lynch Truck Center Service Center

To learn more about the importance of routine maintenance, following a truck maintenance checklist, extending the life of your tires, or to get your oil changed, contact us or schedule an appointment in Waterford with our specially trained service technicians.

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