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Common Engine OIl Myths, Debunked

Common Engine OIl Myths, Debunked

When it comes to your car's maintenance, engine oil is the ultimate responsibility. Oil is what enables the various parts of your engine to seamlessly run without bumping together, inefficient wear, and unbearable temperatures. However, several myths and misconceptions have either invaded general knowledge when it comes to motor oil. It's time we set the record straight. Here are five of the most popular motor oil myths, debunked:   1. Dark Oil Always Needs to Be Replaced The dark color is not the only indication that your oil is dirty or no longer doing its job. Some oils turn dark as quickly as the additives designed to clean your engine start working depending on the oil. Nevertheless, gritty or grainy oil is contaminated and dirty. If you notice that it is infected, it needs to be changed immediately.   2. Get Your Oil Changed Every 3,000 Miles While you may associate "every 3,000 miles" with oil change intervals, it's not always necessary. Som ... read more