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Olathe Auto Repair

Address: 800 E. Santa Fe St.Olathe, KS 66061
Mon - Fri: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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What Happens When You Miss An Oil Change?

Staying on top of your auto maintenance should always be a top priority for vehicle owners in Olathe. Even though life may seem too hectic, try not to miss a vital service such as your oil change. All vehicles need their oil changed every 5,000 miles. And clean oil is essential to lubricate and maintain a stable temperature within the engine to ensure you with a safe drive. If you don't recollect your last visit to the auto shop for an oil change, it may be time for one! You may also be questioning what can happen if you miss one.


Engine Damage

If you extend the period between oil changes, the oil insufficiency will cause the engine to shut down entirely. An engine shut down may require an entire replacement, leading to extensive services and repairs.


Knocking Engine

Engine oil should be smooth and free of debris to lubricate the engine adequately. Motor oil that hasn't been swapped out in a while will get dark, thick, and sludgy. Unclean oil will cause the engine to bang and knock with other vehicle parts, wreaking havoc.


Engine Oil Warning Light Will Turn On

The engine oil light may illuminate on your dash to remind you to get an oil change. If the oil light comes on, you're overdue for an appointment.


Reduction in Resale Value

If you intend to resell or trade-in your vehicle in the future, skipping oil changes can significantly impact your engine health and reduce the resale value of your vehicle.  


Lower Your MPG

Skipping an oil change can affect your fuel efficiency. Old engine oil will cause engine parts to work harder to accelerate your car. As a result, additional gas will be needed to power your vehicle.


Scheduling an oil change may be a nuisance, but not with Peerless Automotive. Our team of experts would be glad to schedule an appointment that's convenient for your schedule. And we offer appointment scheduling online for your convenience! We welcome you to give us a call or visit our shop in Olathe, KS, today!

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