There’s no better way to keep your vehicle safe and efficient than with a routine oil change, and I.G. Burton Chrysler Dodge Jeep® RAM of Smyrna is here to help. We make it easy to schedule the service your vehicle deserves, and we’re sharing all you need to know about essential maintenance. Here’s a closer look at the consequences of skipping regular oil changes.

Your Vehicle Becomes Less Responsive

The oil in your car helps lubricate and cool the engine so that the parts move smoothly when you’re out on the open road. When the oil becomes dirty or saturated with grime, the parts move less quickly, and your vehicle may experience engine start or acceleration delays. This can make your vehicle less safe to drive.

You Need Costly Repairs

The oil ensures that engine parts don’t grind or scrape together. When the oil can no longer do its job properly, those parts become susceptible to wear, and they may even damage the components around them. Regular oil changes can help you prevent expensive repairs.  

Your Fuel Efficiency Drops

Thick and saturated oil moves more slowly through the engine. That means your vehicle ends up using more fuel to go the same distance, reducing your fuel efficiency and requiring more time and money at the pump.

Your Vehicle Loses Value

One of the best ways to ensure your vehicle retains value for future sale or trade-in is with regular service. When you skip car service, you lose some of the potential value of your car, which means less capital for the next great ride.

Attending regular car service appointments can make a big difference. Come down to I.G. Burton Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM of Smyrna to begin enjoying the many benefits of routine oil changes.