Why Should I Change My Oil?

If you take a look under the hood of your Ford, you'll find a quality Ford engine. As that engine runs, all the moving pieces produce friction and heat. This quickly causes your engine to overheat, and it will break down shortly after... at least, that's what would happen if it didn't have any oil. Your engine oil reduces that friction and carries away the heat, and keeps your engine running just right.

While your oil keeps your engine running smoothly, it doesn't last forever. Eventually the heat starts to break your oil down. It'll slowly start to perform less and less effectively. If you ignore it for too long, it can even start to form a thick sludge. It's unfortunate that your oil brakes down, but better your oil than your engine. It's important to change your oil regularly to make sure your engine always gets the care it needs. While general wisdom used to be to change your oil every 3,000 miles, auto engineering has come a long way. Today, a good rule of thumb is to change your oil every 7,5000 miles, or every six months (whichever comes first). Of course, it still depends on a few factors, such as what you drive and how you drive it. When it's time to get your oil changed, or if you can't even remember the last time it was changed, schedule an appointment with our service center. We'll have you fixed up in no time at all.

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