What Happens When You Forget to Change Your Car's Oil?

You're driving to work one morning and look up at the little sticker in the left side of your windshield - you realize that you are way overdue for an oil change and start panicking if you've made a big mistake. Is an oil change really that important and what happens when you forget to have it performed on time? 

How important is your regular oil change? Although it is an inexpensive service, it is actually extremely vital to your car's performance. Motor oil has a very important job which is to lubricate the engine and regulate its temperature. It also helps to keep the engine clean by transporting debris and grime through the oil filter. 

What happens when you forget to change your car's oil? If you're only a hundred miles over for your next oil change, don't panic. Chances are you've caught it early enough and no damage is done. However, if its been a while since your oil change due date, you may have caused damage to your engine. If your engine isn't lubricated properly, it can quickly overheat which can accelerate corrosion and damage to vital components. Engine repairs can be expensive, so avoiding this as best as you can is important to your vehicle's health and your wallet. 

Never miss an oil change again! Bring your car into The Detroit Garage for your oil services and we will help remind you of when upcoming services are due. 

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