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What Happens When You Don’t Change Your Oil?

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At Garcia Automotive Service in Greenville, TX, we recommend always making it a priority to change your oil on time. Here’s a look into why it’s so important, and what happens if you don’t keep up with oil changes.

Sludge - If oil stays in an engine too long, sludge begins to build up anywhere oil can go. The oil absorbs tiny debris and contaminants, kind of like a liquid sponge - once it’s at capacity, that oil begins to stick, clog, and build up throughout the engine. Small veins that carry oil to components like actuators, turbos, and bearings will become blocked, starving critical components of oil and causing component or engine failure.

Contamination - Your engine is constantly creating debris that oil circulates throughout the engine. If the oil is changed on time, that debris is collected in the filter or kept to a minimum between oil changes. Small metal shavings, carbon deposits, dirt, etc are flushed out every time you get an oil change. If these contaminants remain in the engine, they eventually work their way into journals and bearings, where they will quickly ruin an engine.

Breakdown - Most chemicals break down over time. Oil is resilient, but it’s no different; especially when you consider the heat and abuse oil is exposed to. If the oil is used for too long or ages too much, the chemical structure begins to degrade, and won’t lubricate the engine consistently or efficiently. Once the oil has begun to break down, it’s a matter of time before the engine will need replacing. We’ll keep track of your oil changes, and let you know exactly when to come in for the next one, so you’ll always know what condition your oil is in.

No matter your repair or maintenance needs, our technicians have you covered. For the best automotive service shop in Greenville, TX, call or stop by Garcia Automotive Service today.




Thank you for visiting Garcia Automotive & Diesel Service in Greenville, TX.  Count on our experienced automotive & diesel repair technicians for complete repairs, maintenance, and diagnostic services.  With over 30 years of experience, you will find that IF MONEY CAN'T FIX IT - IT SIMPLY CAN'T BE FIXED!  We will get it fixed RIGHT and keep you rolling of that you can be guaranteed!  Give us a call today!

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Tags: Automotive Repair, Car Repair, Oil

Garcia Automotive Service

4108 TX-34
Greenville, TX 75402

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