Logbook servicing is all about performing all the maintenance tasks recommended by vehicle manufacturers to ensure safe, reliable and efficient operation of vehicles throughout their years of service. If carried out the right way, logbook servicing also has the potential to extend the lifespan of a vehicle.
There are many different types of car services that are normally included in a car's logbook servicing schedule. Each logbook service is important, but they all don't have to be carried out at the same time.
Two of the log book services required to keep your car in tip-top working condition at all times are regular engine oil and filter changes. Here's why regular engine oil and filter changes are so important.
They help keep the engine healthy and running at its best
Just like in the human body, the engine is the heart of a car. When the engine runs at its best, the car will be able to operate reliably. But if it fails, the car will break down. Engine oil and filter changes are vital to keeping the engine healthy and operating well. Engine oil is the all-important motor fluid that helps cool the engine and keep moving components well lubed; the oil filter is what helps keep the engine clean by removing contaminants from the engine oil.
Failing to change your engine oil in good time can lead to engine overheating and premature wear of moving parts due to insufficient or lack of lubrication. Dirty oil filters, on the other hand, won't be effective at their job of removing contaminants from the engine oil. Thus, they may cause the engine to run at less than maximum efficiency.
The cost to repair damage caused by engine overheating or replace prematurely worn out components can run into several thousands of dollars. It is best to protect your engine and its constituent parts from premature damage by ensuring that engine oil is changed on time.
They help improve fuel economy
One of the things you will need to do to minimise your car operation costs down is to keep fuel costs down. If you operate your car when your engine oil and filter change is due, your engine will be subjected to increased friction losses, thus more fuel will need to be burnt in order to cancel out the negative effects of the friction. This hurts the fuel consumption of the car. In order to achieve optimal fuel economy, you will need to keep your car engine good working condition by changing your engine oil and filter on time.