One of the simplest, most effective and inexpensive ways to help protect the life of your car, especially its engine, is to change the oil and the oil filter regularly.
Oil is the lifeblood of your engine. It reduces friction, lessens wear, provides lubrication, forms a seal between the pistons, rings and cylinder walls while helping to cool engine parts. Without the cleaning action of new oil, carbon and varnish buildup would be toxic to the engine. And engine oil even dampens the shock and noise of moving parts.
You should get your oil changed every 5,000 kilometers or as recommended in your vehicle’s owner’s manual.
Using synthetic oil, intervals are usually between 6000-8000 kilometers or as recommended in your vehicle’s owner’s manual. Synthetic motor oils can be a good choice for high output, turbocharged or supercharged engines. Or for vehicles that are used for towing (especially during hot weather), and vehicles that operate in extremely cold or hot climates. Although more expensive than mineral-based oils, synthetic motor oils can improve fuel economy and provide longer intervals between changes. Synthetic actually reduces friction and dissipates heats better than regular oil. Synthetic lubricants can also help us to customize your maintenance intervals.
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