Nissan Oil Service West Springfield

Overview

Oil changes are a crucial part of keeping an engine functioning properly. Regular Nissan oil service will help prevent damage to the engine by maintaining lubrication and removing particles and sludge. Drivers should check their owner’s manual to find the specifications of when oil changes should be done and what grade of oil is recommended. Nissan suggests that drivers get oil changes every three months or 3,000 miles. Because we have distinct seasons here in New England, with temperatures reaching both extremes, it’s especially important to keep to that frequency. The same applies if you tow with your Nissan.

 


There are many benefits to frequent oil changes. Here are the most crucial advantages:

Vehicle Longevity

Everybody wants their vehicle to last as long as possible, and keeping to the recommended Nissan oil service schedule is a significant part of achieving that. Vehicles that don’t get frequent oil changes collect carbon and particles that thicken the oil into a sludge. No matter the oil quality, it eventually degrades. As it becomes contaminated with particles such as dirt and metal shavings, it’ll wear down your engine’s internal parts as it circulates through the system. Swapping out the oil filter during an oil change is vital to keep these accumulated particles to a minimum.


Engine Cooling and Fuel Economy

A clean engine simply performs better. Fresh oil keeps the engine adequately lubricated and reduces wear from moving parts such as valves, pistons, and other engine components. As oil breaks down, it loses its viscosity and its ability to lubricate, forcing the engine to work harder. Poor lubrication can cause an engine to overheat because there’s no longer enough oil to pull heat away from the combustion chamber. As an engine labors excessively, buildup from dirty components takes away from the vehicle’s fuel economy. That added friction will hurt performance because cylinder walls are being blocked from receiving proper lubrication. Dirty oil will also lower horsepower and torque.


Emissions Testing Results

Failed emissions tests may also be the result of neglected oil changes. Dirty oil causes hydrocarbons to build up inside the engine’s crank case. Emissions tests monitor the amount of hydrocarbons released into the atmosphere through the exhaust. Regular oil changes will help vehicles pass their state emissions tests and reduce pollution.


Schedule Frequent Nissan Oil Service

Frequent oil changes are a must for proper vehicle maintenance. Ignoring this simple service may result in decreased fuel economy, lower horsepower, and reduced engine life. Engines are costly to clean, and nobody is happy when they have to replace worn-out parts. Although regular oil changes are one of the least labor-intensive areas of vehicle maintenance, slacking on them can cause large-scale problems. Plus, those regular visits to the service department at Balise Nissan of West Springfield allow our factory-trained technicians to keep an eye on your vehicle and nip any developing maintenance issues in the bud. As long as you keep up with your car’s specific maintenance recommendations, your engine should be in great shape for a long time.