What Happens If I Don’t Change My Oil? | Tampa Car Mechanics

What Happens If You Don’t Change Your Oil?

A: Bad things. The longer an oil change is put off, the engine will have issues. Ice Cold Air in South Tampa tells what can happen if you skip a trip to the shop!

Your car keeps telling you an oil change is due, and that sticker claims that you needed to come in 3000+ miles ago, but you still haven’t gone! You may not even be aware of how many miles you’ve driven since your last oil change, but just how important is it anyway?

Very. Oil changes are the most frequent type of maintenance done to a vehicle and should be done two times a year. In today’s blog, our mechanics explain exactly when you need to get your oil changed, and what can happen if you skip the trip…

Before the check engine light comes on, bring your car in for a quick oil change at Ice Cold Air at 410 S Dale Mabry! Give us a call ahead of time for an appointment at (813) 879-0600! We promise to make your oil change fast & easy.

Type of Oil Changes

The amount of time you can last between oil changes heavily depends on the type of oil change you receive. The different types are listed below:

Conventional – Least efficient, but least expensive. ~5,000 miles

Full synthetic – Most efficient, most expensive. ~10,000-15,000 miles

Synthetic blend – Slightly less expensive than full synthetic combination of conventional and synthetic oils. ~7,500 miles

Just like riding around on ‘E’ trying to avoid today’s crazy gas prices eventually has to end; you will need to get that oil change sooner or later. Look up next time you go for a ride, because it may be past time for a stop by the shop.

What Happens if You Don’t Change Your Oil

If you don’t change your oil, a LOT can go wrong with your vehicle. Here are the most common issues:

Voided Vehicle Warranty

Having a warranty intact gives us all peace of mind, knowing that any car issue won’t take us by surprise. What many people don’t know, is that by ignoring your maintenance your warranty may be voided.

Bad Performance

Oil keeps your vehicle’s engine lubricated and clean by using additives to send all the dirt and grime to the filter (which also gets changed during an oil change).

If you don’t keep your engine clean with clean oil, your engine will be weighed down by the grime. The more your engine has to work itself, the more gas will get used up.

Engine Failure

If you put off your oil change long enough, your whole engine could fail. The lack of lubrication will cause friction and heat that can warp the parts inside the engine or blow a gasket!

Change Your Oil Today at Ice Cold Air

A blown engine is almost as bad as having to use more gas with these prices right now! Don’t risk your engine and call us today to book an appointment at (813) 879-0600. Or just swing by the shop at Ice Cold Air South Tampa; 410 S Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa.