Breaking Through Several Common Motor Oil Myths

It’s sometimes hard to determine fact from fiction when it comes to motor oil. Many motor oil myths have been circulating for so long that a majority of drivers simply take them as facts. Below is information that’s intended to clear up some of the most common motor oil myths.

Vehicles may be able to go up to 7,000 miles between oil changes instead of the universally indicated 3,000 mile interval, and oil filters should always be changed along with the oil. Modern synthetic oil doesn’t cause shrinkage of internal engine seals that can lead to leaks, and synthetic oils may be used interchangeably with conventional oil products. In addition, the letter W among the numbers on a container of motor oil actually refers to the oil’s viscosity instead of the weight.

If you believe that your vehicle is due for an oil change or any other scheduled maintenance, don’t hesitate to visit Barbour-Hendrick Honda Greenville at our convenient location here in Greenville today.



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