Oil is a critical component of making sure that your vehicle can operate safely, and helps to ensure that your car has a long lifespan. Motor oil provides lubrication to the many moving parts of an internal combustion engine, helping to prevent damage as well as the build-up of debris and other by-products as the engine operates. Because of this, oil changes are an important service that we offer at Master Muffler Logan. Having fresh oil can go a long way in keeping your vehicle on the road for longer.
While we often think of oil as a type of fuel, the way that it functions in our vehicles is actually more of a lubricant, which enables all of the components of your engine to work in conjunction with each other without locking up, jamming, or breaking. Oil reduces the friction between all these moving parts, which also helps the engine run cool. This is in addition to working as a barrier to protect your engine from dirt, rust, and other elements.
Old oil in your vehicle breaks down, over time, which makes it watery and gummy. This reduces its ability to act as a reliable lubricant, and gummy oil can even potentially cause engine damage. Because of this, at Master Muffler, we typically recommend that most vehicles get an oil change after every 3,000 miles.