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Oil changes may seem mundane, but if your car is maintained correctly that should always be the case. The less surprises your car throws at you the better, and TGK Automotive Specialists in Bloomington, St. Paul, Eden Prairie, Crystal, Maplewood, and North Hugo, MN wants you to know just how important your oil changes are.

The oil in your engine is essentially its lifeline. It protects moving parts from rust and friction, and cleans your engine by absorbing carbon buildup and debris. When you neglect an oil change, that oil saturated with dirt and debris begins to work against you. First, small particles in the oil wreak havoc on bearings and small oil journals. If neglected for too long, oil begins to break down or coagulate, inefficiently lubricating moving parts and clogging passageways. Old oil will destroy an engine, either through bearing and part wear or oil starvation, or both at the same time. Too much wear on internal engine parts will cause the engine to fatally malfunction, sooner rather than later.

What are the other benefits of a regular oil change?

Since it is a lot easier to keep and engine internally clean than it is to clean up a dirty one, and since proper lubrication is the most important aspect of engine longevity, you can see why proper oil maintenance is such a priority. Get your oil changed on time, and don’t skip the oil filter replacement. The next time your car is ready for an oil change, or any other services from brake pads to major engine issues, let the experts at TGK Automotive Specialists handle it. We’ll keep your car maintained, so you can avoid breakdowns, and get the most out of your car, truck, or SUV.