Changing a vehicle's engine oil remains one of the most basic routine maintenance steps to take. Smart drivers won't let a vehicle go beyond 5,000 miles before changing the oil. Don't assume high mileage is the only reason to replace motor oil. After a while, old oil ceases to be effective.

Oil is pristine-looking light green when it is new. Over time and use, the oil changes color. Eventually, it becomes dark black. When old oil becomes dirty, the particles in the fluid could harm the engine's components. And then there's another problem: sludge.

Old oil becomes thick. Thick oil can't do its job properly. As the oil becomes thicker, sludge may build up in the engine. Now, the engine requires extensive cleaning to get the sludge out. Hopefully, the engine didn't suffer any damage.

Drivers in Colorado Springs, CO have a source for maintenance and care. Visit the service department at Preferred Preowned North for routine work.

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