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What you should know about oil change

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Many car owners, especially those who know more about cars than the average Joe, will tell you that they have managed to keep their car in its best condition by regular oil change. They will tell you that even if their cars are several years old, they run as smooth as the day they drove it out from the dealers. And they will tell you that this is because they change oil at the right time and that they use the right automotive motor oil prescribed for their vehicles. As such, changing your oil at the right time and using the right automotive motor oil are the best ways to keep your car running in its best condition. Now, here are some facts that you will find useful about your oil change.

First, how often should I change my oil? The 3000 miles rule is not really a rule. It is only a guide. The best answer is found in the manual of your car. There you will see that it depends on your driving. For example, your manual may indicate that if you are a severe driver you should change your automotive motor oil when you reach 3000 to 5000 miles. Thus, the 3000 miles rule should only serve as a reminder that it is time to consider oil change.

Second, what is the best motor oil for your car? Again the best answer is found on your car manual. Depending on your vehicle, you may need 5w30 or 10w30 or other types of automotive motor oil. In any case, know the viscosity of the oil you need so that you will be able have the right oil. A numerical grading system for classifying motor oils based on their viscosity was established by the Society of Automotive Engineers. Also, make sure that you buy quality oil. Look for the American petroleum institute standards or API standards of the oil.

Third, where is the best place for an oil change? Non petroleum and petroleum based synthesized compounds are what automotive motor oils are made from. Now it is best to find a good car shop for oil change because they will do the job right. For example your crankshaft will dip into the oil if you put too much automotive motor oil in your car. This will churn air into the oil. In turn this will cause fluctuations in oil pressure and foaming. Moreover, a responsible car repair shop is environmentally responsible. This is very important because two hundred million gallons of used oil are improperly disposed every year. That is according to the US Environmental Protection Agency. And one million gallons of water can easily be ruined by automotive motor oil from one oil change. As such, the best place for oil change is a reputable and trusted auto repair shop. You should therefore check out the BBB ratings of the shop as well as the reviews from auto shops websites. References.

Comments

Hector Laweson 20-09-2013, 09:12

Thank you very much for the information. I thought all you have to do is to bring your car in for change oil every 3000 miles.

Chloe Morales 26-02-2014, 20:22

This is a great article. I also thought that was it. I did not know there are different types of oil and so on.

Ava Silva 28-03-2014, 21:00

This is a great article. I also thought that was it. I did not know there are different types of oil and so on.

Darren Walsh 28-04-2014, 13:21

This is a great article. I also thought that was it. I did not know there are different types of oil and so on.

Troy Hold 28-05-2014, 13:24

This is a great article. I also thought that was it. I did not know there are different types of oil and so on.

Violet Patterson 27-06-2014, 13:27

This is a great article. I also thought that was it. I did not know there are different types of oil and so on.

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