Top Benefits of Changing Your Oil on Time

Changing your oil and filters on time is one of the best things you can do to protect your vehicle’s engine and extend its life. This preventive maintenance service is one you should not skip, and it’s well worth the investment, as regular oil changes will keep your engine clean and operating at peak performance.

Take a look at the owner’s manual for your vehicle and schedule oil changes at the intervals recommended by the manufacturer.  If you’re still not sure, speak to one of our technicians and they will assist you.

Here are some of the top benefits of changing your oil on time:

A Cleaner Engine

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Regular oil changes help keep your engine clean and prevent sludge from building up on the components. While you’re driving, oil circulates through the engine and accumulates dust, metal shavings, and dirt particles from the road. Changing your oil on time removes these dirt particles and prevents sludge buildup that can cause friction and damage.

Replacing your oil filter when needed also helps keep unwanted dirt out of your engine and is especially important for people who often drive on dirt roads.

Improved Engine Performance

A clean engine is not the only benefit of regular oil changes. They also help improve engine efficiency and performance. With time, old engine oil starts to break down and loses its ability to lubricate the engine properly — and the older the oil, the more sludge it contains. 

Old dirty oil coats engine components with this sludge and cause friction, making the engine inefficient and reducing horsepower. Changing your oil on time and replacing filters will help your engine perform at its best. 

Protected Engine Parts 


An engine contains lots of vital moving parts, including the crankshaft and connecting rods that control the pistons in the engine and the camshaft that helps open and close the exhaust valves.

The sludge that we mentioned above sticks to these moving parts and causes damage when they rub together. While you’re driving, engine components move at high speeds,  and the friction between them generates heat. An engine that is well lubricated and running smoothly is not only cooler but has less wear and tear and will generally last longer than one with lots of friction. 

Changing your oil on time safeguards your engine parts and keeps them working smoothly and running correctly. Scheduling regular oil changes at North Coast Auto Mall of Cleveland will help to protect the moving parts in your engine and give it a longer life.

Better Mileage

An engine that’s running smoothly and performing at its best will also give you the best possible mileage while driving. Several factors contribute to the miles per gallon that you get from your car, including terrain, traffic congestion, and driving habits, but changing your oil on time plays a significant role.

As mentioned earlier, without regular oil changes, the dirt in your engine builds up, increasing friction that reduces your engine’s performance. The reason friction reduces performance is because a car engine loses energy to that friction. As friction increases and more energy is lost, the engine’s performance changes. It needs to work harder to travel the same distance, and gas mileage decreases.

An Eco-Friendly Vehicle

Routine oil changes help make your car more eco-friendly as old engine oil breaks down and releases harmful gases into the environment. When there’s lots of sludge in your engine creating more friction, then your engine gets hotter. A hotter engine is more likely to burn oil, releasing more hydrocarbons that are bad for humans and the environment. 

Another way that changing your oil reduces the pollution generated by your car is by keeping your engine running efficiently. Hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide, and nitrogen oxides are released when your engine burns fuel, and one of the best ways to reduce these emissions is to improve your cars fuel efficiency. Badly maintained engines with dirty oil and clogged filters run at higher temperatures and use more fuel, drastically increasing emissions.

Stress-Free Emissions Tests

Every vehicle in Cleveland weighing less than 10,000 pounds and between 4 and 25 years old must pass an emissions test every second year. These tests measure how many harmful emissions your car releases into the atmosphere. These pollutants are odorless and almost colorless, making it difficult to know beforehand if your engine’s emissions are above the acceptable levels. 

Changing your oil on time and scheduling routine maintenance services helps keep your car engine performing as efficiently as possible. An efficient engine produces lower emissions, allowing you to pass the test without stress.

Peace of Mind 

Peace of mind is potentially the most important benefit of routinely changing your oil on time. If your engine is clean and running smoothly, it reduces the risk of components suddenly giving out, resulting in breakdowns and expensive repairs. Regular oil and filter changes will prevent wear and tear and overheating, whether you spend your time driving in Cleveland traffic or clocking up mileage on open roads. 

You also have the peace of mind that you’re running your vehicle efficiently, getting more mileage, saving money, and creating less pollution.

Schedule an Oil Change at North Coast Auto Mall of Cleveland

As you can see from the benefits above, changing your oil on time is one of the most valuable routine maintenance services for you and your car.

Scheduling a service appointment is easy. You can schedule a service online or come to our auto repair shop and chat with us in person. We know how busy life is, so to make the service process easier for you, we have convenient hours, offer early bird drop-offs, and are open for business hours on Saturdays. 

When performing routine oil changes, our experienced automotive technicians inspect your vehicle thoroughly and advise you of anything that may cause problems in the future. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions, and we’ll gladly lend a hand.