Why You Need to Change Your Car’s Oil Often

Oil Change - Springfield, MO
Change your car’s oil often to ensure top performance!

Changing your oil is a part of routine maintenance that’s suggested by the manufacturer to keep your vehicle running in tip-top shape! While it may seem like a hassle, changing your oil has plenty of benefits that keep your engine running. Even more, not changing your oil can have consequences, but do you know what they are? We here at Corwin Dodge Ram are here to tell you just what can happen if you don’t change your oil often!

Oil has three main jobs within an engine block. First, it lubricates parts to keep components working together without damaging one another. Second, oil draws away heat generated by the constant explosions within the engine. Third, it prevents carbon and varnishes from building up on the cool parts of the engine.

If you don’t change your oil, carbon and varnishes will begin to build up on the crankcase, camshafts, and valves. This can lead to carbon deposits coming from the old oil which can only be fixed by an expensive engine cleaning. You may also need to replace your piston rings.

Worse, your pistons could seize up and the camshafts could take damage. A few oil changes are pocket change compared to the bills you’d get for these repairs.

If you want to learn how to change your own oil, here’s our handy guide!

2015 Route 66 Festival to Rock Springfield, MO

Our hometown of Springfield is amazing, but come August 14th through the 16th, it’s about to get even better. The Route 66 Festival is making its return for the fifth year in a row. Officially titled the Birthplace of Route 66 Festival, there’s more to see this year than ever before. New events, more vendors, and live acts are just a short list of what the Route 66 Festival has to offer!

This year’s Route 66 Festival will last three days instead of two. New activities, like a parade and expanded vendor village, will be available to all. Other events include a two-day car and motorcycle show, two nights of concerts at the Gillioz Theatre, a drive-in movie, 6.6 mile run, and an entire conglomerate of Route 66 authors, artists, collectors, and more!

Live acts this year include the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Pure Prairie League (both of which are sold out for August 14th), and Cindy Woolf and Mark Bilyeu on August 15th.

“We’re excited about adding another full day of festivities to the Birthplace of Route 66 Festival,” said Cora Scott, director of public information and civic engagement, City of Springfield. “With the variety of activities and events, there will be something for everyone.”

We here at Corwin Dodge Ram can’t wait for the festivities to begin!