One of the age old questions regarding motor oil is “how often should I change it?” Another one that usually follows is “what grade or type of oil would be best to use?”
Over time engine oil darkens and can get sludgy from being cycled through an engine. This sludgy gunk buildup can impede the performance of the engine and that is why we need to change oil periodically.
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There is a push in the automotive industry to move newer model vehicles to a synthetic blended oil that can go longer without needing to be changed. There are several reasons for this such as being better for the environment, but also chiefly because it is less expensive to change the oil when you can prolong the life cycle that it will last.
When I work with any of my customers, this is always a discussion point before I say goodbye to them in their new vehicles because I want to make sure that they get all the value of their purchase and let them know that I care about that and them! I also realize that things I cover can also be forgotten, so I try to readdress things through this blog and my social media outlets.
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