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Why Do I Need An Oil Change

Oil Change


There are so many exuses why to not get your oil changed. I don’t have time, it cost too much, I hate waiting in a dirty waiting room, not to mention the bathrooms and so on. Here at Orozco’s Auto Service of Fullerton we know how you feel. We and our families have all gone through those same frustrations and that’s why we want to set your mind at ease. First, the easy answers. Orozco’s Auto Service maintains the cleanest of waiting rooms and restrooms. We have severeral options for making appintments over the phone or online. You can also drop off your vehicle and we can drop you off at your home or office within 10 miles. Now for the technical question. What does an oil change do, and why is it important? Something as simple as an oil change may not seem critical to keeping your car running, but neglecting your vehicles oil can cause some serious problems. Here’s why you need to make sure you get an oil change at the manufacturer’s recommended intervals.

There’s a difference between adding oil and changing oil. If you check the dipstick and the oil level is low (most cars will start to burn a little oil as they age), then adding oil is a quick but temporary way to fix the problem and get back on the road.

Changing the oil is a bit more involved, requiring draining the engine of all the old dirty oil and replacing it with fresh oil to the specified level. You also need to get a new oil filter, which helps to keep the fresh oil clean by collecting dirt and debris that the oil captures on its way through your car’s engine. Oil needs to be changed when it gets too dirty to accomplish its mission of keeping the engine components moving smoothly. At Orozco’s Auto Service we do all this and give your vehicle a full inspection along with checking and topping off all fluids that appear low.

Another reason oil changes are so important is because the primary function of your engine’s oil is keeping the metal parts of your engine lubricated. This will prevent any metal-on-metal contact, which can cause engine damage that isn’t cheap to fix. A thin layer of oil on key components keeps them sliding smoothly and reduces friction that would otherwise harm the engine over time. Reducing friction also reduces heat buildup, which can also be a problem for your engine.

Additionally oil keeps it clean. If you look at the contents of a fresh bottle of oil, you’ll notice that it’s more of a golden amber color compared to the brown or black oil on your dipstick. That’s because it’s clean. As oil moves through your engine, it carries away dirt and grime that gradually turns the oil dark. Dark, dirty oil will not do a good job of lubricating or cleaning your engine. You should get your oil changed at the manufacturer’s recommended intervals to ensure that your engine remains clean and running smoothly. Luckily Fullerton isn’t particularly a dirty or dusty environment, but if you travel to that type of climate you should get your oil (not to mention their air filters) changed more often.

Lastly, If you see the oil change light illuminate on your dashboard, is it really a big deal? If all of your warning systems are working correctly, your car likely isn’t in immediate danger of being damaged, but the light coming on is definitely not something to ignore. If it’s on, your oil needs attention. It may just be low and need to be topped off, but if it’s time for an oil change, be sure to make an appointment at Orozco’s Auto Service of Fullerton within the next few days.


Orozco’s Auto Service Fullerton – Orange County, CA
1018 W. Orangethorpe Avenue, Fullerton, CA 92833, USA
Call Today: 714-525-3239 – Auto | Fleet | Diesel | Service, Maintenance and Repair

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