So why is oil so important to your vehicle? Well, there are quite a few moving parts within an engine, and those parts have the ability to get really hot. So hot in fact that the temperatures can actually melt and solder metal pieces within the engine. To prevent this from happening, oil is used to dissipate some of the heat between these moving parts. The oil also helps to keep your engine clean from gunk and grime that can build up over time in the different compartments. This is what makes oil one of the vital components of your vehicle.
Since the automobile was created, oil has been a vital part of the engine and has been refined over the years to increase efficiency. Oil is a component in your engine that has to be changed out every so often though. The conventional wisdom used to be to get your oil changed every 3,000 miles no matter how much you drive. This is no longer the case. Advances in synthetic oil have created a new standard of changing your oil every 5,000 miles if you drive short distances every day around Corpus Christi and 7,500 miles if you have a long distance commute every day on Texas highways like I-37. However, this is under ideal conditions and will not always be the case, so your mileage may vary.
Is it time to get your oil changed? Come on down to our service center at Mike Shaw Kia in Corpus Christi, TX to find professional and quick service! Make sure to check out our service specials to save some cash when you come in. We are conveniently located at 6802 S. Padre Island Dr. for everyone in the Corpus Christi, Sinton, Alice, and Kingsville areas. Give us a call at (361) 541-4344 with any questions!