Servicing your car at regular intervals is vital to the health of the car’s engine. The main components that need to be replaced in a periodic service are
- Engine oil
- Oil filter
The primary purpose of engine oil is to provide lubrication between the various moving parts of the car’s engine and also to act as a cooling medium to carry heat away from the engine parts.
After every 10-15 Kms, the car’s engine oil tends to deteriorate (mainly lose viscosity). Changing your oil offers a lot of noticeable benefits, as well. Regular oil changes improve your car’s mileage. As the fresh oil moves through the engine, the lubrication of the metal parts increases your engine’s performance and helps it run more efficiently with less work so it doesn’t eat up as much fuel.
The oil filter is another component that has to be replaced periodically. As the name suggests it filters the oil that flows into the engine block to minimize friction that may be caused due to particulate matter in the oil.