Oil is arguably the most important fluid in your vehicle. Failing to change the oil often enough can result in significant engine issues and high repair costs, as well as decreased performance and efficiency. We here at Heritage Cadillac have three important mechanical reasons to change your oil.
A properly lubricated engine is a happy engine. When properly lubricated, all the moving parts are operating at high speeds. Proper lubrication is a necessity to prevent the parts from damaging one another. For the low price of an oil change, you could prevent potential engine damage, a costly repair that no driver wants to pay out of pocket.
An engine can get to high temperatures fairly quickly. Gas and air are constantly being compressed in the cylinders to create small explosions. Those explosions generate the power that causes the car to move. Oil plays a vital role in reducing friction, which, in turn, reduces the amount of heat generated. Old oil can’t cool the engine as well as fresh oil, and that’s why changes at suggested intervals are imperative.
Did you know that oil plays a major role in how efficient your engine is? A poorly lubricated engine doesn’t operate at peak efficiency. That means it burns more fuel, effectively resulting in lower fuel economy. Consistently changing your oil at the recommended intervals helps boost fuel economy and keep your engine running efficiently. While it just be a small increase, it can add up to a significant amount over the life of your vehicle.
There are fewer reasons not to change your oil than there are to get the job done. If time is a factor, fear not; our service team at Heritage Cadillac can get you in and out quickly.
While the Cadillac brand continues to see solid sales in the United States, its largest market is now across the Pacific from its home base. Cadillac China sales have only risen by leaps and bounds in 2017, with an unbelievable 66.5% growth through August with a total of 107,377 vehicles sold. This means that Cadillac sales in China are now even greater than they are here at home, which speaks to Cadillac’s appeal to audiences all over the world.
Cadillac’s sales in China grew 51.4% in August with 15,014 vehicles sold, which would seem enormous were it not so surprisingly commonplace. Cadillac sales have tripled over the past five years in China, and the luxury brand has consistently seen its stock on the rise as customers increasingly flock to models like the XT5 crossover and the China-exclusive ATS-L.
What’s more, China seems poised to become a proving ground for new global products that will find their way to the United States. The brand recently unveiled the a mild hybrid version of the popular Cadillac XT5 at the Chengdu Auto Show, and it seems like it would be primed for sale in the United States much like the Cadillac CT6 Plug-in Hybrid, which originated in China and arrived in America earlier this year. The new XT5 mild hybrid will likely only improve Cadillac’s drawing power in China even more so, driving it toward the top of the luxury vehicle market there.
“Cadillac’s strong lineup, unique brand, philosophy and premium customer experience are taking it to the next level of competition in China’s luxury vehicle market,” said Andreas Schaaf, Cadillac vice president and general director of SAIC-GM’s Cadillac Division. “Our goal is for Cadillac to become a top-tier player.”
We here at Heritage Cadillac are happy to see the American luxury brand doing so well in the Chinese market.