Your engine is the heart of your vehicle, if it stops working the car becomes virtually worthless. That is why it is crucial to follow proper engine maintenance procedures and take care of your engine! Drivers in the Englewood and Denver areas know that getting your motor oil changed at regular intervals is the most basic (but also the most important) maintenance on any and every vehicle. Semi-Synthetic oil should be changed every 3 months or 3,000 miles, whichever comes first. Full Synthetic oil can go a little longer and be changed every 5 months or 5,000 miles.

Motor oil is the blood that flows through the entire body of your vehicle, keeping everything running smoothly. The quality of the oil that is used is vital because it effects the performance of your vehicle. If you let your car go too long without changing the oil, the oil begins to breaks down and can cause damage to the engine and other components. Over time motor oil gets thick and sludgy which will eventually cause buildup and severe issues within the many parts of the engine.

Signs of Engine Performance Problems:

  • Check Engine Light on or flashing
  • Loss of power
  • Gas mileage reduction
  • Noises- knocking, hissing, popping, or backfiring
  • Stalling
  • Smells
  • Idling rough

Did You Know?

A little preventative maintenance on your car's engine can go a long way when it comes to the performance, reliability and health of your vehicle:

  • If you engine requires a tune-up, chances are it is currently wasting approximately 15% or more of its fuel.
  • Even if you haven't driven 3,000 miles in 3 months it is still necessary to change your oil. When oild sits around in your vehicle it loses its protectant properties.
  • A stuck thermostat reduces engine efficiency by another 7%

What Should I Do?

If you notice any of the above problems, bring your vehicle into K-Motion in Englewood, Colorado where our expert technicians will inspect your engine to assure that all of the components are intact. Locating a problem with the engine early can save you from a financial headache later on. We have been expertly serving Englewood, Denver, Littleton, and Sheridan for 25 years so you can be sure at K-Motion we have your vehicle's engine covered.

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