Why is an Oil Change Important?

Your vehicle’s owner’s guide comes with a manufacturer’s recommendation for how often to get an oil change. But let’s face it: We’ve all pressed our luck with running the mileage past the recommended limits from time to time. So what is the big deal about getting a regular oil change?

Oil Change Frequency

The auto mechanics at Joe’s Service Department of Indianapolis recommend that you have your car’s oil changed every 3,000 miles, which tends to be a standard industry recommendation. These routine oil changes are important because:

  • Your car has hundreds of moving parts, and oil is necessary for keeping these parts lubricated and working properly.
  • Oil works as an absorbent, soaking up the dirt and soot that’s often created during combustion.
  • When the oil gets too “dirty,” it doesn’t filter properly and could lead to engine failure.

Preventative Measures

The preventative maintenance necessary for keeping your car’s engine running properly and your oil running clean is to get an oil change and to replace your car’s oil filter just like your auto mechanic recommends. We understand that an oil change is often the last thing you want to spend your money on, but it’s much better than shelling out hundreds or thousands of dollars down the road due to car repairs that could have been avoided.

Joe’s Service Department has a staff of professional auto mechanics ready to help you with any regular oil change, car tune-up, or car repairs. To schedule an appointment or ask our staff a question, contact us today at (317) 405-8456.

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