If you aren't a car lover, motor oil may just seem like another fluid you have to top off now and again but can otherwise ignore. In reality, it's essential for keeping your engine running.
Car oil serves three main functions. It keeps your engine cool, flushes away corrosive particles, and lubricates the moving parts. If it stops doing any of those things, your engine could suffer massive damage.
What happens if you avoid getting an oil change for too long, and how do you know when it's time to get one? To find out, keep reading for all the oil change basics you need to know.