Engine oil is an important part of your vehicle’s engine that serves two purposes. First, it helps lubricate all of the various moving parts of the engine. Secondly, as the engine oil washes over these particular engine parts, it in turn cools them down and draws heat away from these parts. Engine oil should be replaced regularly to get rid of any gunk that may build up over time. Engine oil changes are among the most common of car services for this reason.
Signs of bad engine oil
- Sludge or gunk buildup in engine
- Low oil pressure
- Knocking noise from engine
- Engine oil light on dashboard illuminates
Engine oil maintenance
Always do your best in following the manufacturer’s recommended intervals for changing the engine oil to avoid problems. The engine oil filter should also be replaced at each oil change. If your engine oil light illuminates, your car care professional will first read the diagnostic code before determining the issue and resolving it through service or repair. Avoid driving as much as you can when the engine oil light is illuminated.
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