Oil Changes

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Most car owners know that they need to get the oil changed in their cars, but how often? And what happens if you aren’t as up-to-date on your oil change as you really should be? HRS AutoCare knows how confusing car maintenance can be and we’ve got some tips to help.

Why Does Your Car Need an Oil Change in Wilmore & Nicholasville, KY?

An Oil change is a vital part of car maintenance. Many car owners don’t realize what all the engine oil does, other than circulate through the engine and lubricate the various parts of the engine itself. Engine oil also cleans the engine as it circulates, which is how it ends up being so dirty by the time you’re getting your oil changed. The oil in your car’s engine also adds additional cooling protection, assisting the coolant system in doing its job.

Gas Mileage and Four Other Clues You Need an Oil Change

The best way to tell that you need an oil change is to keep track of how many miles it’s been since your last oil change. If you don’t have that information, start paying attention to your gas mileage. When that starts to gradually get a little worse, you’re likely due for an oil change. Here are a few other ways to tell you need to get an oil change:

  • Your oil is low when you check it.
  • Your oil is darker in color and opaque. It looks dirty.
  • The dashboard warning light for oil is lit.
  • You’ve got oil dripping under your car.

Tempted to Skip Oil Changes?

So, what happens if you just don’t get your oil changed? Well, first of all, your car’s oil will keep collecting dirt and debris until it just can’t any longer. Dirty oil will keep circulating through the engine, and your oil filter will likely get clogged. Eventually, that filter will overflow, and you’ll end up with an oil leak. From your engine’s perspective, you’ll have way more wear and tear than you should. That dirt that fills up your oil is abrasive, so it will go from collecting debris to creating debris. That’s not a situation you want.

Oil Change Near Me

Stop on by HRS AutoCare in Wilmore and Nicholasville, KY. We take care of all makes and models of vehicles, and we’ve got a three-year, 36,000-mile warranty that protects your car and the parts we use in our oil changes. We can help you to start making regular oil changes part of your car maintenance plan. Set an appointment today!

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Wilmore Location

Mon – Fri | 8:00am – 5:00pm

Sat – Sun | Closed

Nicholasville Location

Mon – Fri | 8:00am – 5:00pm

Sat – Sun | Closed

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