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Monthly Archives: January 2022

Stop Believing These Engine Oil Myths

Stop Believing These Engine Oil Myths

When it comes to vehicle maintenance, motor oil is the most important item of all. Engine oil is necessary for the engine to run smoothly as it provides proper lubrication for parts and keeps the engine temperatures at bay. More importantly, there are way too many misconceptions that have invaded public knowledge regarding this vital service. We're here to discredit the top 4 engine oil myths: Myth #1: Dark Oil Always Needs to Be Replaced The oil color is not the only way to tell if your engine oil is going bad. Certain oils can turn dark as soon as the additives start kicking in, so it's not always a trusted source. While oil darkness can signify that you need an oil change, you should look at other things like oil levels and texture.  Myth #2: Always Get An Oil Change Every 3,000 Miles While you may associate the term "every 3,000 miles" with oil changes, it's not an exact number for everybody. Some vehicles that take semi or full synthetic oil can go a ... read more

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