The Dangers of Skipping Your Next Oil Change

June 10th, 2021 by

If you have a busy schedule, it can be easy to forget to schedule a service appointment. But it’s important to make it a priority as soon as you can. At first, skipping an oil change feels like an innocent decision, but it can have a lasting negative effect on your vehicle. Here are some of the side effects of waiting too long between oil changes.

Poor Vehicle Performance

The oil in your car’s engine helps keep it from overheating. If it’s past your scheduled service date, your car might be more prone to heating up quickly, which can be dangerous. When parts of the engine start to overheat and don’t have enough lubrication, they can start to wear down and break.

Oil also helps the engine clean itself, and a dirty engine can lead to an inefficient driving experience. Many problems caused by lack of lubrication can require a full engine replacement, which is much more costly than an average oil change.

Void Your Warranty

If something major were to happen to your car while it’s under warranty, you’re more likely to be covered for those repairs. However, if you’re not following the recommended schedule for oil changes, you could be violating your warranty — leaving you to pay the full cost of potential maintenance.


Our service team at Chesrown Chevrolet Buick GMC knows the dangers of not getting your vehicle’s oil changed. Schedule your next maintenance appointment today or call us for more info on what your vehicle may need.

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