Some Motor Oil Myths

Save money on costly repairs and vehicle maintenance by learning some basic tips about how your car works. One of the most important things you can do for your car is to maintain its engine. Motor oil is the lifeblood of your engine, but certain unhelpful myths remain.

The most common myth about motor oil is how often it needs to be changed, usually every 3,000 miles. Improved engines and grades of motor oil have extended the time between oil changes, so drivers should consult their vehicle's manual to see when the manufacturer recommends it to be changed.

You can use either synthetic or regular oil, and it doesn't harm your engine if you switch between the two. You should always change your oil filter when changing your oil, as an old one will release contaminants into the fresh oil. If you have any questions about your vehicle's motor oil use or would like to schedule an oil change, be sure to visit us at DCH Kia of Temecula in Temecula, CA.

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