The Importance of Oil Changes

July 3rd, 2018 by

Almost every driver knows that vehicles need to have their oil changed. However, not every driver knows why. At Bentley Pasadena, we’re here to clear up any misconceptions that drivers may have.

Oil is the lifeblood of your engine. As your engine runs, the moving parts produce friction and heat. Normally this would cause the engine parts to overheat, or to break down; that’s where the oil comes in. Engine oil reduces friction and takes away heat from the moving parts. Of course, that heat needs to go somewhere, and instead of breaking down your engine, it starts to break down your oil. Fortunately, changing your oil is a lot easier than changing your engine! Generally speaking, you should change your oil every 5,000 miles, or every six months, whichever comes first. However, this also depends on what you drive, and on your driving conditions. If you think it’s about time to change your oil again, schedule an appointment in our service center today. Your Bentley will thank you.

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