Why get an oil change? We break down the importance of truck oil changes. Oil changes are an essential part of truck & van maintenance, it’s what keeps your engine lubricated and healthy.

Importance of truck oil changes – Why are oil changes so important?

Oil changes not only help to extend the lifespan of you truck or van, ensuring your oil is changed regularly also helps to cool down your engine parts and reduce friction. Overtime, oil breaks down and needs to be replaced and therefore it’s important that your oil is replaced regularly at schedule intervals in order to ensure your truck or van continues to run in top condition.

Your truck or van are expensive, and you want to ensure you maintain them in the best possible way, to ensure they operate in peak condition over a long-life span. When you get your oil change Truckfix WA also complete a safety inspection, to ensure there are no other outstanding issues with your vehicle.

Below are a few key reasons why oil changes are so important for your truck and van:

High performance

Your engine is the heart of your truck and van, so that means we want to take care of it in the best possible way. Without booking in and having scheduled oil changes, your truck or van won’t operate to its full capacity. With so many moving parts, new oil ensures your engine reduces friction, keeps all the critical parts lubricated, and cools down your engine, absorbing the heat to ensure it doesn’t overheat. 

Engine protection

Replacing your oil prevents condensation and corrosion of your engine. Old oil can create devastating effects on your engine, wearing down your parts. Fresh oil ensures your engine is properly lubricated, protected and working at its best.

Improved fuel efficiency 

Poor engine lubrication can lead to increased fuel consumption, so you want to make sure there is enough clean oil in the engine. When your engine is running smoothly, the rest of your truck or van will follow in suit. Fuel is expensive and you want to maximise fuel economy as much as possible for your vehicle. New oil maintains and cools the delicate engine parts and results in improved fuel economy.

Extend the life of your vehicle

Routine and regular oil changes will keep your engine operating in peak condition, extending the life of your truck or van. When oil isn’t changed regularly, this causes your engine to have to work harder, due to dirty oil build up and the impacts of this. An engine that constantly needs to work harder will generally endure more problems down the track, resulting in a shorter life span.

Book your next oil change with your local European and Japanese Truck, Van and Trailer specialists, Truckfix WA. Remember, regular scheduled oil changes mean you’ll keep your engine preforming in peak condition with improved fuel economy. It also means maintaining and protect the condition of your engine. Increase increase the life span of your truck or van today. 

We know how important it is to keep your truck running in top condition. That’s why we hope this blog on the importance of truck oil changes helped. The team at Truckfix WA have a wide range of experience in truck & trailer service, repairs & rebuilds; specialising in European and Japanese trucks. Some of the truck brands we specialise in, include Iveco, DAF, Volvo, Fuso, Isuzu, UD and Hino trucks, just to name a few.