Meanwhile, the Arizona Governor's Office of Highway Safety distributed 14 separate news releases to media outlets through December and up to January 2.While West Virginia is making progress in its efforts to stop drunk driving and DUI fatalities, it could be doing more. Hopefully, the decision to better promote crackdowns this last December is the first of many steps in the right direction.Getting a regular oil change is one of the most important parts of vehicle maintenance. We often take it for granted that our car will start up and run smoothly every day. Sometimes it is easy to forget about regular maintenance until the day comes where something goes wrong! They say that hindsight is 20\/20, and it is often not until we have a much bigger and more expensive problem that we realize we could have prevented an issue by getting simple, low-cost maintenance procedures done.Oil is an essential part of keeping your engine running smoothly and it does a lot more than you might expect. Not only does oil lubricate the moving parts of the engine, but it also dampens noise, acts as a coolant, and helps to keep the engine clean. Clean oil picks up dirt and other impurities from the internals of your vehicle and filters them out, keeping your engine clean and running smoothly. As the oil and oil filter become dirtier, they are less able to filter impurities which can lead to engine problems. AC Motors Manufacturers As the lubricant becomes less clean or the oil level gets lower, it is less able to serve as a buffer for friction in your engine. More friction equals more wear and tear on your engine, and over time shortens the life of your vehicle. Friction can also cause the engine to overheat, which is why having regular oil changes helps to keep your engine cool \u0096 something that is especially important during the summer or winter months or any time when your car may be working harder than usual. Oil minimizes the engine's exposure to oxygen and prevents the metal from oxidizing at higher temperatures. Oil does all these things under tremendous pressure and heat. To keep the system running optimally, you will need to keep your oil level full and keep the oil relatively clean with regular oil changes.Maintaining your vehicle should be a no-brainer. If you take care of your car, it will take care of you and continue to both start and run smoothly every day. It is generally recommended that you change your oil every three months or every 3,000-4,000 miles, though this may vary with the make and model of your car. Check your owner\u0092s manual for guidelines. If you have a smart phone, there are a number of applications available that can remind you when it is time for your next oil change\u0085 or of course you can just use a sticker on your windshield if you are more the old fashioned type! During an oil change is also a great time to change your oil filter as needed and replace your wiper blades to be sure that your car is as safe and well-maintained as possible. Never take car maintenance for granted! You want your car to be reliable and to start up easily on the day of that job interview or important meeting. If it has been a while, call today to schedule an oil change and keep your vehicle running safely and efficiently!