Oil plays an important part in a properly running car. The wrong amount of oil, or improper care and maintenance, can adversely impact your car’s performance. Your car’s oil should be changed every 3,000 miles.
Car engines, when running, generate heat. With the friction created by so many moving pieces, the aluminum and cast iron of your engine can melt. Oil is an important component in lubricating your engine to protect it from the intense heat. If the oil level falls below the “fill” level, the engine won’t be able to take it up.