Quick Guide: The Importance of an Oil Change in Car Leasing

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If you are planning to invest in a long term company car leasing service, you should be aware that you will be responsible for maintaining the vehicle for a certain period of time. You will be expected to shoulder the expenses related to vehicle insurance, regular upkeep, tyre maintenance and regular oil changes.

Why is Oil important?

Oil is an essential lubricant in a vehicle’s engine. It helps to prevent the elements in the engine from bumping together. Without lubrication, some parts of the engine will experience severe or total damage. Regular oil changes can help to save more money due to engine repairs or related cases.

What will happen if you never change the oil in your vehicle?

Even if your engine has sufficient oil, if you never change it, either of the following will happen.

  1. Additives in the oil, like dispersants and friction reducers, will deteriorate. As a result, the oil will no longer function as a lubricant and may cause serious damage to your engine.
  2. Eventually, dirt will accumulate in the oil. The thick and abrasive dirt will clog the filter and cause wear and tear to the engine.

Is an oil change expensive?

The price of an oil change will depend on the vehicle’s make and model, engine build and engine size. In the UK, the cost of an oil change is usually between £45 and £60… Much cheaper than the price you’d need to pay for engine repairs.

How often do you need to change the oil?

The best time to change your engine’s oil is every time your vehicle reaches 3,000 to 5,000 miles. For an average user, it amounts to approximately three months of use. There are two types of engine oil: synthetic oil and conventional oil. Synthetic oil has a longer lifespan and is more advisable to use.

As a lessee, you should be meticulous with the vehicle’s maintenance. Mark the calendar to schedule your next oil change to avoid costly repairs later on.

Are you looking for an excellent company car leasing provider? For more information, contact ALD Automotive, one of the most trusted fleet management service providers in the UK, on 087000-111-81.

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