Engine sludge is old and congealed oil resulting from excessive contamination, heat and oil additive breakdown. Sludge typically forms over a long period of time and generally builds up when a vehicle owner skips oil changes or travels many miles past the recommended oil change interval.
If you are unsure how often to change the oil, make sure to contact us. We can advise you on the recommended oil change interval your vehicle should have. If you delay changing the oil, this can cause the issue. The oil will need to stay clean and in the best condition possible.
The oil in your vehicle can thin out. This results in metal on metal grinding or wears in your engine. Remember, thinner oils are ideal during winter. The lower the grade, the thinner the oil, and the easier your vehicle will start during those deep freezes. By keeping up on regular oil changes, you can help prevent further damage to your vehicle. If you inspect the oil and notice dirt and debris, it is recommended to have it changed so fresh clean oil can run through your vehicle. When the oil is changed, the oil filter can also be checked. The filter helps to collect dirt and other contaminants that are in the oil.