Engine oil: mistakes to avoid

In an engine, oil protects the vehicle from friction and some corrosion, cools its various parts and guarantees its cleanliness.

There are several types of oils, suitable either for vehicles with a petrol engine or with a diesel motor. In general, this information is mentioned on the product label.

Among the mandatory interviews, the emptying engine oil is one of the essential steps for the vehicle to operate properly. Depending on the car and its make, it should normally be done periodically, whenever certain mileage is done.

Here are the mistakes to avoid with your engine oil:

Make no mistake about engine oil

There are a large number of different engine oils. The latter can vary in terms of composition, quality and viscosity. His technical characteristics are indicated by a code (for example 0W30). Do not replace your oil with one that does not match the recommended code by your manufacturer.

Don’t be tempted by low-end oil

It can be tempting when buying your oil to want to save a few dollars by buying an inexpensive oil. But oil, like tires or brake pads for example, is an extremely important component of your car. It is therefore preferable to turn to recognized brands to avoid unpleasant surprises. It is better to lose a few euros than to have to change an engine!

Don’t put too much oil

When you do not know it, it can be tempting to “fill” the oil, to the brim. But this is a mistake! Each engine accepts only a specific quantity of oil, and a overfull can have serious consequences, especially on a diesel engine. To avoid errors, you must follow the recommendations of your manufacturer indicated in the maintenance book. At the end of the operation, it is preferable to control the level well and that it does not exceed the maximum indicated on the gauge.

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