Why Are Oil Changes Important?

Are you in need of an oil change in Saco? At Bill Dodge Kia of Saco, we're proud to offer fast and convenient oil changes on all vehicles to make it easier for anyone in and around Saco to get their vehicle the attention it needs and deserves. While having your oil changed probably isn't the first thing on your to-do list, we want to remind you of its importance. Yes your vehicle can travel thousands of miles between oil changes, but when it reaches the suggested mileage interval for your next oil change, it's important that you have it performed as soon as possible. Your motor oil is essentially what keeps your engine performing at the highest level and waiting too long between oil changes can end up damaging your engine. To ensure that doesn't happen, we're going to highlight motor oil's main functions and when you should plan on having your oil changed.

What Does Motor Oil Do?

Motor oil essentially has three main functions. The first is to protect your engine. There are thousands of different components that make up your engine, and they all need to move fluidly to ensure the optimal performance. Your motor oil is what protects your engine from dirt, debris and other pollutants from finding their way into the engine and damaging those many components, keeping it clean and working properly. The second function of motor oil is to lubricate those moving parts. You've heard the saying "well-oiled machine" no doubt, and your engine is no different. Motor oil lubricates the moving parts in your engine to keep them working properly. The last function is to cool down those moving parts. When you have components moving at rapid speeds, heat is bound to get created. The motor oil cools down those many moving parts to prevent overheating. Altogether, your motor oil is what keeps your engine performing at the highest level, which is why it's important to have it changed within the suggested mileage intervals outlined in your owner's manual or since your last oil change.

Schedule an Oil Change Online

When it's time to have your oil changed in Saco, ME, we welcome you to schedule an oil change online, by phone or come stop by and we'll get your oil switched out with your choice of conventional or synthetic motor oil in no time!


Bill Dodge Kia of Saco

860 Portland Rd
Directions Saco, ME 04072

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