To get the best performance out of your Chevy or Buick, there isn't anything more important than making sure the oil is changed. It should be a top priority. Sure, you follow the maintenance schedule, and you know the oil is needed to run the engine, but there is so much more than that. Have you ever wondered why it's so important?

There are several reasons why the oil must be consistently changed. But the main reason is to keep the internal engine parts lubricated. There are too many to list here, but they all need continuous lubrication while the engine runs to prevent it from seizing up. Because the parts are metal, the heat and friction can cause severe damage to the engine if the oil is not present. And the internal heat of an engine can reach 220 degrees Fahrenheit.

Oil also provides deterrents to prevent harmful debris and particles from damaging the internal parts. When you have an oil change, those particles are removed. If you wait too long, the oil becomes ineffective and loses its potency. Over time, sludge can build up as well. Once that occurs, your engine can become sluggish, slow to start, and the fuel economy will be affected. And when an oil change has been neglected for a very long time, you may notice that the engine begins to have a distinct and unpleasant odor.

When it comes to maintaining the value of your Chevy or Buck, an oil change is paramount. That's not only for you but also when you decide to sell it or use it as a trade. The first thing that potential Blacksburg buyers want to know is how often the oil is changed.

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If you need to make an appointment, use our online service scheduler. Or reach out to Harvey's Chevrolet Cadillac Buick and Chevrolet Truck’s service center in Radford, VA,. Drivers from Christiansburg to Salem, VA are welcome. Contact us to learn more about our service center and oil changes today!

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