Should I Change My Oil If I Don't Drive That Often?

As today's engines become more efficient and the quality of engine oil increases, it seems that drivers are able to push their oil change to a later date than in days gone by. While that is true, you still need to change your oil regularly, even if you haven't racked up a lot of driving miles since your last oil change.

You might think that just because you haven't driven your car, your motor oil isn't being affected. Because your engine isn't a closed system, water vapor can enter into your oil, causing sludge to build up and even inviting corrosion into your engine. Regularly changing your oil when your driver's manual suggests, such as every six months, refreshes your oil and keeps it at optimal performance for lubricating and protecting your engine.

If your vehicle is due for its next oil change, call or stop by Cascade Mazda to make an oil change appointment today.



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