September 13, 2022
It’s the Last Thing Any Car Owner Wants to Happen
Engine oil is the life force of your car. It’s basically what keeps your car up and running, extending its longevity on the road. That’s why it’s vital to check it every once in a while.
Waiting too long to change your oil is a big no-no. It’s because when your oil gets dirty, it loses its viscosity, which will cause parts in your engine to wear at a faster rate and become actively corrosive.
You’ll know if you have dirty oil when you experience sluggish acceleration and poor fuel economy.
Your Car Just Ran Out of Oil. What Happens Next?
You’ll face a bigger problem if your engine runs out of oil. A failed engine is the last thing any vehicle owner wants to happen. The oil is the lubricant that’s responsible for keeping the engine parts sliding smoothly against each other. Once your engine runs out of oil, it will grind down and experience seizures.
So, what happens when an engine seizes? Its rotating and reciprocating components will stop rotating and reciprocating. This will damage your engine, perhaps irreparably. If your engine suffered damage, you’d have to spend a huge amount to have it fixed.
What’s troubling here is that you may not get a warning about the lack of oil in your engine until it’s already too late. When this happens, it may be time for you to think of purchasing a new engine — or a new auto altogether.
That’s why you need to check your oil regularly to see if there’s a leak that’s causing it to run out. If there’s a leak, you need to bring your car to the repair shop to have it repaired and to refill your engine with the right amount of oil.
Checking your oil is a quick and easy process and one that can save you a lot of money. Plus, you get to keep your car for a longer period!
Signs You Need to Replace Your Oil
Ideally, you’ll need to change your oil every 3,000 to 6,000 miles or approximately every three to six months, depending on your car’s make and model and your driving habits. You may refer to your vehicle owner’s manual to determine how often your car needs an oil change.
In addition to that, here’s what to look out for:
- Strong oil odor from your car
- Loud engine noises
- Exhaust smoke
- Low oil levels
- Black and murky oil
- Engine lights are on
If you notice any of these signs, be sure to contact a professional mechanic right away.
Wondering How Best to Dispose of Your Unwanted Auto?
Do you have a damaged car or one that you no longer use? If it’s just clogging your garage, hand it over to us at Veteran Car Donations. We’ll give that vehicle a new and worthy purpose by using it to help transform the lives of veterans in your community who are facing extreme challenges in life.
Our team will sell your donated vehicle through an auction and use the proceeds to support the life improvement programs for veterans of our IRS-certified 501(c)(3) nonprofit partners. These nonprofits cater to former U.S. service members who are homeless, those who are unable to find decent jobs, and those suffering from service-connected disabilities as well as serious illnesses, including mental health issues.
They use the funding we give them to provide their beneficiaries with housing and financial assistance, family support, employment and livelihood opportunities, free comprehensive health care and medical treatment, psychotherapy services, educational scholarships, and many other benefits.
You’ll reap meaningful rewards in return for your charitable contribution. Instead of driving your vehicle to our nearest facility, you’ll get a free professional towing service from us. We can collect your vehicle anywhere in the country.
Your gift will also entitle you to claim the maximum tax deduction in the next tax season.
On top of these material rewards, you’ll experience the priceless joy of knowing that you’re giving back to those who put their lives on the line to protect ours and secure our freedoms, too.
Since we’re willing to accept nearly all vehicle types, feel free to donate your unwanted car, truck, van, motorcycle, snowmobile, or even your granddad’s old motorized wheelchair.
Head over to our FAQs page to get to know our quick and convenient donation process and other important information you might want to know. If you have questions and concerns, feel free to call us through our 24/7 toll-free hotline at 877-594-5822 or write to us here.
Give Your Dusty Car a Worthy Purpose Today!
Why hold on to a vehicle that’s just gathering dust in your garage when you can use it to enable our hurting heroes to live decent and dignified lives? Donate it to Veteran Car Donations by calling 877-594-5822 or filling out our secure online donation form now!