ALEXANDRIA, Ky., Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- After purchasing a house, buying a car or truck is generally the most expensive item a person will spend their hard earned money on. Just like people perform regular maintenance on their homes like fixing leaking faucets or cleaning out gutters to keep water away from the foundation, regular preventative maintenance on vehicles will help them last as long as possible to make sure an owner gets as much value out of the vehicle as possible. One of the easiest ways to keep one's car running as smoothly for as long as possible is to adhere to the factory prescribed maintenance schedule for oil changes in Cincinnati with the trained professionals from Mike Castrucci of Alexandria.
Considering the overall complicated nature that is the modern internal combustion engine, it doesn't take anything close to expert knowledge in automotive mechanics to see why changing the oil is an important task that should not be neglected. Whether someone is driving a brand new Lincoln car in Cincinnati or a that could only be lovingly described as rusty but trusty, the practice of keeping fresh oil in the engine should always be a top priority. Engine oil serves two main functions; one is to keep metal pieces from touching one another by providing a lubricated surface and barrier. The other is to help dissipate heat. If two there are two things a car's engine does not handle well are friction and too much heat.
As the oil is continuously cycled through the engine it will become dirty and begin to breakdown. So what would happen if someone never changed their oil? First, just by the nature of oil circulating through the engine it picks up contaminants that the oil filter gets out. But since an important part of an oil change is getting a new oil filter, it would become clogged and dirty and oil would start to bypass the dirty filter and continue into the sensitive engine components where it can begin to damage them. Once those contaminants have reached vital areas of the engine, they can begin to act as an abrasive, like sandpaper, and critical components like pistons and cylinders will get scarred which can lead to a major mechanical failure and will totally ruin an engine or make it impossibly expensive to fix.
People interested in setting up an appointment for an oil change at Mike Castrucci of Alexandria or would like to learn about any of the other services they provide can call (877) 558-5487. The full inventory of new ford cars in Cincinnati can be viewed at www.mikecastruccialexandria.com. The Mike Castrucci of Alexandria showroom is located at 7400 Alexandria Pike, Alexandria, KY 41001.
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