Why Do We Need Oil Changes?

Although the quality of motor oil has greatly improved and synthetic motor oil can usually last an entire year for the average driver, we are all told that we need to have our oil changed regularly. In the old days it was once every 3,000 miles. Now, those of us who use synthetic oil can go up to 10,000 miles between oil changes. So, the question is: Why do we need to change the oil?

The reason for this is that in the heat of the engine, with the oil molecules rubbing against each other thousands of times a minute, the structure of those molecules breaks down. This means that they don’t do as good of a job protecting your engine as they did before and they need to be replaced, hence the need for an oil change.

If your oil needs changing, or you are not sure if it’s time to have an oil change, come in and see us! If you live in Essex, Burlington, South Burlington, Colchester, Winooski, Williston, Shelburne and anywhere in the State of Vermont be sure to contact Handy‚Äôs Service Center for all your auto repair needs!