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What If You Don’t Change Your Car Oil Regularly

Changing the oil in our car is one of the simplest and cheapest maintenance processes, but it is also one of the most important. It is a small investment that can save you from big and expensive problems in the future.

Not doing it on time can have consequences for your vehicle ranging from poor performance to a total engine loss. These are some of the problems that can occur if you don’t change your car’s oil regularly.

1) Wear
The viscosity of the oil prevents the metal parts of the engine from rubbing against each other, but over time, when exposed to the heat of the propellant, it loses that quality.

If you don’t change your oil as often as the car manufacturer recommends, friction can be incredibly damaging to some engine components, which, in most cases, are difficult to repair and very expensive.

2) Dirt
Another job of the oil is to keep the engine clean. When you don’t change the oil, it accumulates sludge and dirt that can prevent your car from working optimally, causing it to consume more gasoline.

3) Overheating
When an oil is not changed on time, its viscosity increases, which causes the engine to make a greater effort and consequently a greater heating. Over time, some parts can even lose their shape, causing performance difficulties and could even damage other engine parts.

How often should I change the oil?

It is best to check your vehicle’s manual and follow the manufacturer’s recommendation, but as a general rule you should do it every 6 months or every 5,000 km if you use mineral oil or every 10,000 km if you prefer synthetic oil, or when your dashboard light (Witness) indicate it.

To ensure your vehicle performs optimally, use a high-quality, high-purity multigrade oil such as Roshfrans RUN-PWR, one of the most advanced and efficient options to promote the best performance of your engine. This oil has a unique transparency in the market, due to the use of highly refined base materials.

One of the advantages of RUN-PWR is that it flows effortlessly at any temperature, even under severe conditions, perfectly lubricating every part of the engine. Give only the best to your car with Roshfrans.