Why You Should Dispel Motor Oil Myths

There are a number of things you need to take into consideration when it comes to your vehicle's routine maintenance and repairs. You need to make sure fluid levels are topped off periodically, including the oil, transmission fluid, and windshield washer fluid. Your brakes should be inspected, and you need air filters and oil filters changed out. These maintenance items contribute to how efficient your vehicle is overall.

When it comes to your motor oil, you may have been given advice at some point that doesn't work for your specific vehicle. Unfortunately, there's a lot of bad information out there, so let us here at Bowman Auto Center talk to you a bit about motor oil myths. First, allow us to address the timing of your oil changes. There is no set amount of miles that you should have your oil changed. Some people say 3,000 miles, but really it depends on how often you drive your vehicle, how many miles you have driven, the age of your vehicle, the make and the model. While many older models handle frequent oil changes well, most modern cars can go much longer in between oil changes.

Next, black oil doesn't mean anything and doesn't necessarily have to be changed for the health of your vehicle. When in doubt, ask a reputable auto service pro that you can trust.



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