Why should you have an oil and filter change?
Engine oil is needed to keep all the moving parts in your car lovely and lubricated. If they aren’t lubricated, they can’t move smoothly and will begin to wear and erode against each other filling your engine with metal particles. Not ideal.
Older cars used to be built with wider diameter oil ways the size of a hose pipe which easily allowed the oil to flow through. Newer cars are different and the oil pipes are much thinner, more like a McDonald’s straw than a hose pipe. This, obviously makes it more difficult for the oil to circulate and much easier for the pipes to become clogged.
Over time, your oil is going to become contaminated with water, carbon build-up, soot, and metal particles that will stick to the sides of the pipes. This is just a natural process and can’t be stopped but it can be fixed! If you picture all the diagrams you’ve seen of how eating fatty foods clog up your arteries, this is the exact same thing for your car.
A poor flow of oil around your car creates premature engine wear and damage. Modern cars are built to be lightweight – their parts are not as strong meaning that the lubrication of parts is even more important.
What does this mean for me?
Put simply it means that regular oil changes are more important than ever before. Basically, if you don’t change the oil, you WILL kill your engine!