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Oil Changes at Horizon Auto Center Include New Oil Filters

Horizon Auto Center is the best auto service shop in Rockwall. We’d be happy to change the motor oil in your car, truck, or utility vehicle whenever it needs it. Included in our oil change service is a new oil filter. This ensures you never end up with a clogged oil filter in the engine. The reason why this is important is that the clogged filter can cause severe engine damage.

Poor Engine Performance

For example, the clogged filter will decrease your engine’s performance because it will no longer be able to clean the motor oil. Consequently, as the dirty oil makes its way through the engine, it will deposit excess grime on the moving parts. This will gunk up the engine and make it perform poorly. You will notice lagging acceleration and sputtering as well as a rise in the engine’s temperature.

Poor Fuel Economy

It might seem strange that this poor performance would reduce the fuel economy, but this is exactly what happens. Unfortunately, when an engine is struggling to run, it actually uses more fuel. As such, you will head to the service station more often to keep the tank full. This can get very expensive with gas prices what they are these days. You want to fill up less often, not more often.

Poor Oil Pressure

The pressure of the oil circulating through the engine will also get poor. This is because the oil will find it harder to flow through the clogged filter. Because your engine needs a certain amount of oil pressure in order to be protected, the engine control module will turn on the oil light to warn you that there is a serious problem with the motor oil in the engine. In this case, it’s the pressure.

Metallic Noises

If you start to hear metallic or clanking noises coming from the engine, pull over right away and turn the engine off. Unfortunately, this is an indication that there is very little motor oil circulating through the engine. If you continue to drive the vehicle, you can literally kill the engine in less than 30 minutes.

Hydrocarbon Increase

Finally, we talked above about how the dirty motor oil can create problems with the cleanliness of the engine. As the engine burns away the dirty oil and grime it leaves behind, this increases the hydrocarbons found in your vehicle’s exhaust.

Horizon Auto Center in Rockwall, TX, would be happy to help, so give us a ring today to set up an oil change for your automobile.

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