At Van Horn Ford of Oconomowoc, we believe in the value of a regular oil change. Regardless of whether you’re driving a new Ford model or an old one, getting regular oil changes can make a big difference in the long-term well-being of your engine.

Unfortunately, some drivers are unaware of the importance of getting a regular oil change, especially in vehicles that don’t provide automatic reminders when the oil’s getting low. While oil changes can seem like a needless expense, clean and functioning motor oil is essential for keeping your car healthy for years to come.

Motor oil is a lubricant, designed to reduce the friction between the many pieces of your engine. Unfortunately, over time motor oil can become clogged with grime, reducing its effectiveness. In the short term, this extra friction can cause your engine to strain and burn even more fuel, sending you to the gas station more often than usual. In the long term, you could end up damaging some of your engine’s key components, which can lead to some pretty serious repairs. In extreme situations, forgetting to replace your oil could cause your engine to completely shut down.

Fortunately, you can avoid all of these disasters by getting an oil change once every 5,000 miles. By keeping up on your regular motor oil maintenance, you can save yourself the trouble of particularly burdensome repairs, and enjoy peak performance from your engine.

If you’re in need of oil change or have any questions regarding oil changes our Ford service team is here for you. When you visit Van Horn Ford of Oconomowoc we’ll check your existing motor oil levels as well as the rest of your vehicle to provide you with the best driving experience possible.