If you want your Jaguar car to offer outstanding performance longer, you can’t forget about routine maintenance, and perhaps the most critical task on this list is oil changes. Our Jaguar service center is here to show you why regular oil changes are vital for the health of your vehicle.
What Does Oil Do?
To understand the importance of oil changes, you need to know what motor oil does. Oil has two main jobs. First, it provides lubrication to the moving parts in the engine, so they don’t rub against each other and create friction. Secondly, motor oil helps keep an engine clean by filtering out dirt and debris.
Why Does Oil Need to be Changed?
Over time, oil gets thicker, and when this happens, it can’t supply adequate lubrication to those engine parts. Oil also gets dirty, which is why is it why it needs to be swapped out for clean and fresh fluid periodically.
When Does Oil Need to be Changed?
A good rule of thumb to follow is to have your oil changed every six months. Even if you don’t do a lot of driving, your oil still gets thick and dirty.
What Happens If Oil Changes are Skipped?
When old oil flows through the engine, this will create a bad domino effect. First, because those engine parts aren’t getting good lubrication, the engine won’t be as efficient, which will reduce your gas mileage and reduce its power. And when dirt gets in there, this will hurt its performance. If you wait long enough between oil changes, this could result in a very expensive repair.
Get in touch with the service center at Jaguar Northfield if you’d like to schedule an oil change for your car. We’re here to keep you cruising in classic Jaguar style.