What Happens If You Don’t Change Your Oil?

No matter whether you drive a car, truck, or RV, motor oil is often overlooked, but it’s a critical, component of your vehicle. What is the purpose of motor oil? It lubricates the moving components of the engine to cut back on friction. It also helps those moving components work as efficiently as possible while minimizing the risk of damage. So what happens if you don’t change your oil? It could lead to costly repairs at our service center or RV service shop. 

Engine oil eventually becomes less effective as it starts to break down over time. As it ages, it also becomes contaminated with dirt and debris that can increase friction. The more friction there is, the higher the chance that your engine will overheat. The Beach Automotive Group service center and RV repair shop has additional details on the importance of motor oil.

What Does Motor Oil Do?

What are the other purposes of motor oil in your RV, truck, or sedan?

  • The main role of motor oil is to reduce wear and tear on moving parts due to friction.
  • If your motor oil features dispersants, it helps to clean sludge from the engine.
  • Detergents in motor oil help clean varnish from the engine as well.
  • Motor oil that is changed on a consistent basis can also aid in neutralizing acids that form from fuels. What’s more? It can also improve piston ring seals as well as cool the engine. 

How Often Should I Change My Vehicle’s Oil?

In the past, the go-to recommendation of automotive service professionals was to have your oil changed every 3,000 miles. However, there have been major advancements in engine and oil technology that has extended this service interval. In many cases, you can safely go 7,500 to 10,000 miles between oil change services. Keep in mind that your driving habits could play a role in the frequency this task needs to be performed. 

Depend on Beach Automotive Group

Now that you know what happens if you don’t get your oil changed, you’ll be better equipped to care for your vehicle. If you are hesitant to perform an oil change on your own, we don’t blame you, and we would be more than happy to assist you. Bring your car to our service center, trust your pickup to our truck repair experts, or allow our RV shop to handle this service. Contact us today if you have any questions. 

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851 Jason Blvd
Myrtle Beach, SC, 29577 United States
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