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01/09/2017
There are so many engine oil myths that many of us don't know which ones to believe or if we should believe any. This post can help clear things up by getting to truth behind some engine oil myths.

What Should You Believe About Engine Oil?

Engine oil can be tricky because of all the misconceptions surrounding it. There are so many engine oil myths constantly being believed that it's hard to sort out what is true and what isn't. This post can help you get to the truth behind these myths so that you can provide your engine with the best protection.

Myth: You Have to Change Your Oil Before a Road Trip

Truth: This myth should be considered at least partially true depending on when your next oil change is scheduled. If your vehicle won't be needing an oil right before or during your trip, there is no need to have it changed before heading out of town. However, if your next oil change is scheduled at some point during your trip, it's best to have it taken care of before you depart. Be sure to check your calendar as you make plans in order to avoid missing your next oil change. If you are planning on changing your oil before your trip, be sure to have it done at least a week before you leave. This will ensure that you are able to detect any issues before you're on the road and out of town.

Myth: Not Changing Your Oil Filter During an Oil Change is Fine

Truth: Although you can have your oil changed and keep your old oil filter, this isn't a great idea. For the best results, it's always recommended that you change your oil and oil filter at the same time. They both work together to ensure your engine stays clean and well protected by trapping and absorbing contaminants that make their way into the engine. The oil grabs these contaminants while the filter traps them to keep your oil cleaner and working for longer. So, if you put fresh, new oil in your car but hold onto the same filter, this new oil will be exposed to all the old contaminants in your filter. Your oil will get contaminated and dirty faster, so it's best to change your filter along with your oil. If you've never treated your vehicle to a full synthetic oil change, why not give it a try? Contact AMSOIL Dealer, Dwight Smith for help finding the perfect oil for your engine. Contact them at (702) 561-3706 to find the best AMSOIL Oil products, including their Signature Series Synthetic Motor Oil which can go up to 25,000 miles before it needs to be changed! You can also check out their full selection of products in their online shop.

Myth: You Need to Idle Your Engine to Get the Most of Your Engine Oil

Truth: Many vehicle owners idle their engine on cold mornings in order to heat up the engine and motor oil for the best results. Although this was standard practice in the past, it's no longer necessary. Idling your engine wastes fuel while adding to contamination. Starting your car and driving away slowly will help your engine warm up to its ideal operating temperature faster while being less wasteful and harmful. If you're worried about your oil being sluggish on a cold morning, simply make the change to a synthetic oil. Synthetic oils hold onto their fluidity better no matter the outdoors temperatures. Because of this, they won't need to heat up in order to offer your engine the best protection.

Myth: An Oil Change is Necessary Every 3,000 Miles or Three Months

Truth: Oil change intervals are different for everyone and will be based on a variety of factors. The type of oil you use, the conditions your vehicle is driven in, and even the make and model of your car will help determine your oil change intervals. If you're not quite sure what effect these have on your vehicle, read up on your manufacturer's recommendations to get a better understanding of your car's needs. Remember that using a synthetic oil, like AMSOIL's Signature Series Synthetic Motor Oil will also help extend the period between oil changes when compared to a conventional oil.

Give Your Vehicle a Synthetic Oil Change in Washtenaw County

If you're looking for the best synthetic oil for your vehicle, AMSOIL Dealer, Dwight Smith can help you find it. Contact their experts at (702) 561-3706 or stop by their online shop for a full selection of the best AMSOIL Oil products.
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