An oil change is one of the easiest ways to maintain your engine and it’s performance. Whether you need a standard, high mileage, or synthetic oil change, Murray Automotive has got you covered. We understand every car is different and oil service intervals are not what they used to be. In the past, you would get an oil change every 3,000 miles, not anymore. Now synthetic oil allows cars to have extended intervals between lube service. Some examples of today’s intervals are 5,000, 7,000, and 10,000 miles. If you are unsure of your oil change interval or the type of oil your car requires, stop by and one of our technicians would be happy to help you. Whether you drive a mini van or a high performance vehicle regular maintenance is imperative to the life of your engine. Murray automotive provides fast and efficient oil change service in Powhatan, VA.
Oil has three main functions and is the lifeblood of your vehicle. Without it, your engine cannot run smoothly, if not taken care of it can lead to costly repairs and unfortunate breakdowns. The three main functions of oil are reducing friction and heat, lubrication, and removing dust and metal particles. Included in today’s oil are additives that aid in increasing the lifespan of oil. These additives include dispersants, detergents, and rust combatants. Dispersants within oil suspend particles and dirt. Detergents and rust combatants help keep the engine clean, clear, and free of corrosion and rust. Additionally, oil acts as a cooling agent by pulling heat away from the engine. Oil is the lifeblood of your vehicle and it’s necessary to keep it clean and schedule regular oil change appointments.
Forgetting to get your oil changed by a few hundred miles isn’t going to kill your engine, but it isn’t great. After continued neglect, the additives within your oil start to breakdown and lose effectiveness. Oil becomes less viscous and unable to perform as needed. Oil will then start to become sludge like and a buildup of carbon and rust is likely. Don’t put off your oil change for too long, it could cause unwanted damage to your engine.
Murray Automotive is your one-stop auto repair shop in Powhatan County. Let us be your dealership alternative for maintenance and repair services. Convenient same-day oil change service by our highly trained technicians. We are family-owned and operated, love supporting local sports teams, and are a proud sponsor of Powhatan Little League. Call or schedule service online today.