Oil Changes Every 3,000 Miles Prevent a Clogged Oil Filter

Regular oil change service every 3,000 miles increases your engine’s performance, boosts its fuel economy, and extends its life. Auto engines needs clean motor oil circulating through them when they’re running. Failure to change the oil will result in a clogged oil filter and cause the following problems.

Problems With Engine Performance

Oil filters clean the motor oil after it has circulated through the engine. Motor oil picks up dirt and grime while flowing over moving engine parts. Filters remove this grime. The more grime your oil filter absorbs, the more clogged it gets. So, dirty motor oil flows through your engine, leading to engine performance problems. 

Problems With the Fuel Economy

Dirty motor oil cuts down your fuel economy over time. Making more trips to the gas station and dealing with a less efficient vehicle makes you pay more, and benefit less. 


Dirty motor oil can cause a sputtering engine. It can also cause your acceleration to lag. The engine will overcompensate for the loss of power by burning more fuel, reducing your vehicle’s fuel economy. 

Problems With the Oil Pressure

The engine will also suffer in its performance because the oil pressure is reduced by the clogged oil filter. Consequently, the working parts may be operating with little-to-no oil. The engine control unit, the main computer chip, will know there’s problem with the oil pressure in the engine. It will turn on the oil light to let you know that there’s a problem.

Engine Noises That Are Metallic

As the oil pressure continues to lag and the filter gets even more clogged, there will come a point when you will start to hear metallic noises coming from the engine. It is crucial that you stop driving your automobile immediately once you hear these noises. These noises point to the fact that you do not have motor oil circulating through the engine at all.

Problems With Vehicle Emissions

Finally, your vehicle is going to have difficulties passing an emissions test if the oil filter is clogged. This is because the dirty motor oil increases the number of hydrocarbons that are found in your vehicle’s exhaust. Consequently, the hydrocarbons will be above the mandated limit.

Call Advantage Auto Service in Marietta, GA, today to set up an oil change service if it has been too long since your last one.