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What Happens When You Don’t Have Enough Oil?

Doesn’t it seem like oil changes are always on your to-do list? What’s the big deal with getting it changed every 3000 miles? It may seem like you just changed your oil, and that 3000 miles isn’t nearly enough to warrant changing it again. The truth is that it really is. Oil is one of the most critical fluids in your automobile. The reason that it needs changing so frequently is because of the amount of work that it does, and because of how crucial clean oil is to engine life.Engines have dozens and dozens of moving metal parts, and oil provides a protective layer that significantly reduces friction and heat. When the oil level decreases, more pieces are rubbing together without that barrier of protection, much more heat is produced, and the metal in the engine can warp, or even melt.There are two main reasons that your oil level decreases and that you need to change it every 3000 miles. The first reason is because of leaks. Your engine is a complex collection of tubes and filters and ... read more

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