Choosing the right oil for your car is one of the most important aspects to take into consideration to extend the life of your car. The oil is responsible for making sure that important functions of your vehicle are undertaken, such as; cleaning of the engine, eliminating dirt from the fuels combustion or is used to cool those areas when the coolant does not reach.
If you are in any doubt as to which oil is best for your car, then here are some tips:
It’s normal not knowing which type of oil to choose, but it’s easy, we recommend that you use the one as indicated by the car manufacturer stated in the handbook, regardless of the brand that you buy.
Make the oil change when you are supposed to; either by the kilometres the car has done of the time since the last change. For reference, this is normally every 20.000km or each year as the oil gets dirty after this time. Check your handbook for indications for your car.
- Change the oíl and the oíl filter at the same time. We recommend that you have a new filter as well because if you change the oil but not the filter then this will continue to carry dirt that has already been collected.
- Do not wait for the oil to get to the minimum as you can cause your car to overheat, or even run out of oil if you wait until the last minute.
- Make sure that you leave the date of the last oil change and the kilometres visible so you know when it’s time to make the next change.
Having the oil in optimum condition is essential to avoid breakdowns such as Mechanical seizures, valve problems or issues with the filters. Some of these breakdowns have a low repair cost, but others may be equivalent to the cost of buying a new car, so take it seriously and make sure that the oil is checked and changed when necessary which will help extend the life of your engine.