Importance of Routine Oil Changes for your Nissan

Having the oil and oil filter changed in your vehicle is one of the most important services that you can have to keep your Fontana Nissan model running for years to come. While the lifeblood running through our veins may not have to be changed regularly to keep us living a healthy life, the Nissan that helps you live that exciting life needs a little assistance to keep its lifeblood clean to keep its heart (the engine) running smooth and strong and we are here to tell you why.

Importance of Routine Oil Changes

The lifeblood of your vehicle’s engine keeps the many components of the engine working efficiently, all while reducing engine wear and corrosion, by cushioning all your engine’s moving parts. Old oil can break down, turn dirty, and harm your vehicle. Motor oil also becomes acidic over time due to oxidation and, as a result, can be less effective at fighting this corrosion. Changing an oil filter at every oil change will also ensure that your engine is circulating clean oil to keep every powerful part performing at its best.

Cools Engine Components

Anyone who owns a car and has touched the hood after any short or long trip, is aware of just how hot the engine can get. This heat is caused by thousands of small explosions taking place every minute. Oil helps pull the heat away from the combustion chamber essentially preventing the engine and its components from overheating.

Protects Against Engine Wear Particles & Sludge

In every internal combustion engine, there are contaminants developed as by-products of the combustion process. The oil is called upon to lubricate and eliminate engine wear due to particles and sludge that can affect tricky areas such as cylinder walls, valve guides and stems, which means that if old oil enters the combustion chamber and leaves a residue, piston rings can become stuck, dropping compression and overall engine efficiency. If the oil leaves metallic deposits when it burns, they can clog the electrode on the spark plug and cause misfiring, which will also drop engine efficiency and accelerate the formation of sludge materials. If the oil leaves behind crystalline or abrasive residue when it burns, cylinder walls and bearing surfaces will slowly but surely be machined away as the sharp-edged crystals circulate through the motor.

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Avoid Rust Build Up

Even in a perfectly sealed engine with pure fuel, water will get into the engine and condensate on engine parts. In fact, for every gallon of gasoline that is burned, a little over a gallon of water is formed as a by-product. Since the formation of this water vapor is part of normal engine operation, it is part of the oil's job to prevent rust and that is just what clean, hard-working oil can do.

What Kind of Oil?

Now that you know why it is imperative to keep up with your Nissan recommended oil and filter change schedule, the next step is determining what kind of oil will keep your engine running like new for years to come. Nissan engineers, who both built and know how your Nissan model performs, recommend the use of factory-recommended synthetic or conventional Nissan Motor Oil along with Genuine Nissan oil filters, which is best suited for every Nissan vehicle to deliver outstanding wear protection and extend engine life for years to come.

Schedule Your Oil Change Service at Fontana Nissan

At Fontana Nissan, our highly qualified technicians are here to provide exceptional service in a timely manner. From oil and filter changes to transmission replacements, we are dedicated to maintaining top tier customer service, for both new and used car buyers! Allow our staff to demonstrate our commitment to excellence by scheduling routine maintenance service for your Nissan model today.