What Happens When You Don’t Change Your Oil?

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At Cruise N' Cool Automotive, Diesel & Fleet Repair in Pompano Beach, FL, we recommend always making it a priority to change your oil on time. Here’s a look into why it’s so important, and what happens if you don’t keep up with oil changes.

Sludge - If oil stays in an engine too long, sludge begins to build up anywhere oil can go. The oil absorbs tiny debris and contaminants, kind of like a liquid sponge - once it’s at capacity, that oil begins to stick, clog, and build up throughout the engine. Small veins that carry oil to components like actuators, turbos, and bearings will become blocked, starving critical components of oil and causing component or engine failure.

Contamination - Your engine is constantly creating debris that oil circulates throughout the engine. If the oil is changed on time, that debris is collected in the filter or kept to a minimum between oil changes. Small metal shavings, carbon deposits, dirt, etc are flushed out every time you get an oil change. If these contaminants remain in the engine, they eventually work their way into journals and bearings, where they will quickly ruin an engine.

Breakdown - Most chemicals break down over time. Oil is resilient, but it’s no different; especially when you consider the heat and abuse oil is exposed to. If the oil is used for too long or ages too much, the chemical structure begins to degrade, and won’t lubricate the engine consistently or efficiently. Once the oil has begun to break down, it’s a matter of time before the engine will need replacing. We’ll keep track of your oil changes, and let you know exactly when to come in for the next one, so you’ll always know what condition your oil is in.

No matter your repair or maintenance needs, our technicians have you covered. For the best automotive service shop in Pompano Beach, FL, call or stop by Cruise N' Cool Automotive, Diesel & Fleet Repair today.



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Cruise N' Cool Automotive, Diesel & Fleet Repair

Established since 1968 in Pompano Beach Florida to keep our community truck, diesel & fleet drivers moving down the road safely and affordably.  Known for our exceptional customer service.

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