Why Are Oil Changes So Important? 

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Many vehicle owners know that going in for regular oil change service is crucial for their vehicle’s well-being. However, there are also many drivers who don’t know what can happen if they wait too long between oil changes, and why the service is so important in the first place. To educate drivers, we’ve broken down everything they need to know about oil change service in the blog post below. 

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How Do Oil Changes Help Your Vehicle? 

The engine oil that protects your vehicle’s powertrain system from engine degradation and harmful contaminants has a limited lifespan. As the oil ages, its ability to lubricate the engine’s various mechanisms starts to fade, and harmful dirt and debris may start to accumulate. By flushing out the old engine oil and replacing it with fresh oil, drivers are protecting their engine from mechanical wear and extending their powertrain’s lifespan. 

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What Happens If Drivers Don’t Change Their Oil? 

When drivers neglect oil change service, they’re removing their engine’s first line of defense against external contaminants such as dirt, dust, and road debris. These contaminants can scratch and dent your engine’s mechanical components, shortening its lifespan. Similarly, old engine oil is worse at maintaining the engine’s heat, resulting in a greater risk of overheating and related issues. Failing to change your oil can result in worse performance, reduced fuel economy, and even permanent engine damage over time. 

Get Your Oil Changed at Southlake Ford

There’s no better place to stop in for an oil change in the Newmarket area than Southlake Ford. Our dealership, located at 18001 Leslie Street in Newmarket, Ontario. We offer QuickLane service, allowing drivers to stop in for an oil change without an appointment! We even provide complimentary vacuum cleaning and car wash services with every oil change. Drivers don’t need to have a Ford vehicle to get their oil changed at our dealership – we work with all makes and models. 

Stop in for Service at Southlake Ford

Southlake Ford’s QuickLane services are available MondayModay through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and on Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Alternatively, drivers can book an appointment for vehicle service right here on the Southlake Ford website. Have any questions about our service department? Our Service FAQs page may have an answer to your question.