Five Ways Your Car Displays its Need for an Oil Change

Engine being the major moving component of any vehicle has several components working in tune with each other. Among them while some directly contribute to the movement, other help in making that movements smoother. On the contrary in the absence or deterioration of these components, it is natural for the vehicle to lose its full performing strength and efficiency. The engine among all these components needs proper lubrication in order to stay fully functional.

The engine oil that flows through the ducts between different moving parts of the engine compartment, acts as a layer of protection between the components that needs to be free flowing. If the engine oil gets reduced in quantity, or gets overly contaminated, the entire mechanism of the engine will stop working one by one, warned an auto expert whom we met at the department of Palmyra oil change.

What Can Go Wrong

He further explained, that in case any car owner has forgotten or skipped the scheduled date for the change and refilling of the engine oil, the vehicle performance itself will start reminding them of the blunder.

It will start with minor signs of functional trouble that can later grow into a huge one, if one still forgets to change the oil and try driving the vehicle with the same contaminated oil. The car will usually behave in certain ways when you do not give the change of oil it deserves.

  1. Knocking Sound from the Engine

If you fail to change the engine oil in time, it can start displaying its displeasure trough a knocking sound, whenever you key start the vehicle.

  1. Fuel Inefficiency

When you bought your new car, it must have promised you of running either 3,000 miles or of three months of usage without any oil change. If it is a recently manufactured vehicle, the promise would have extended to 6,000 miles or a drive period of six months with a certain figure of mileage. But if you’ve skipped the oil change session after the said time, you might have to refill your fuel tank sooner than the said mileage figures, as the engine will start revolting for depriving it from its due refreshment.

  1. Smoke Emission from the Exhaust System

Lack of proper lubrication also affects the exhaust system of a vehicle that leads to emitting harmful chemicals like white smoke.

  1. Check Engine Light

It is the dashboard and its several controls and indicative lights through which your car talks to you. if your dashboard shows the “check engine” light turned on and staying on, or blinking, know that the car is informing you of a disorder in the engine compartment. Though there can be other issues as well, mostly it happens, when the engine oil falls below its optimum level, or get contaminated.

  1. Oil Odor Inside the Cabin

In case the reservoir of the engine oil has cracked up, or leaking, you can know from the oily odor that will most likely spread all over your car cabin, explained a group of mechanics we met at the center of oil change service near Palmyra.