What Does My Oil Do?

We all know that our vehicles have oil, and that the oil needs to be periodically changed. However, while everyone knows that there's oil in their car, not everyone knows what it does, or why changing that oil is so important. Here's a quick rundown of why your Lincoln needs fresh oil.

Under the hood of your Lincoln is a capable Lincoln engine, and that engine is made out of many different moving parts. As your engine runs, those moving parts generate friction and heat. Excess heat would cause your engine to break down if it ran too long, but that's where the oil comes in. Engine oil lubricates all those parts, reducing friction and carrying away heat, and it lets your engine run the way it should. That heat has to go somewhere though, and instead of breaking down your engine, it breaks down the oil instead. After a while, your oil becomes less effective at lubricating your engine. If you ignore it for too long, it can even become a thick sludge, and clog parts of your engine instead of helping it! That might sound bad, but don't worry; it's a lot easier to change your oil than to change your engine. A general rule is to change your oil every six months, or every 5,000 miles—whichever comes first. By keeping your oil fresh, you can keep your Lincoln running like new. We'll change your oil and more in our service center, so schedule an appointment with us today. We can't wait to help you.

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