Have you ever heard that the engine oil should be change every 3000miles? Do you believe it? Is this hypothesis correct? The answer is a resounding NO! But how did this emerge? The answer dates back to the ‘70s’ when cars had to use the 10W-40 class of engine oil that wore out very easily. Now advancement in technology has brought about an upgrade in the class of engine oils available. Engines are now more rugged and enduring hence engine oil replacement miles now increase to ranges of 50,000-15,000 under ideal driving condition.
N/B ideal driving conditions has exception to driving habit(s).
What is an ideal driving condition? This include driving on a normal, leveled ground with the proper tire pressure.
Below are conditions that fall under severe driving conditions
- DRIVIN ON A DUSTY ROAD: this puts a strain on the car
- DRIVING ON A GRAVEL OR SANDY ROAD: In this situation the car is made to over stress itself. This fall under the severe car use.
- USING THE CAR AS A TOWING VAN: using your car to tow another car is a serious work. Your engine is made to work to carry its own load as well as the load of another car. This becomes worrisome if this kind of activity is carried on for a long distance. Thus your car engine is made to over work itself. Please refer to your car repair manual for information on the right interval to change you engine oil for a car use like this
- DRIVING HABITS: this is equally important as most motorist enslave their car in the way the drive. Driving your car with a non-releasing brake or without disengaging your hand break makes your engine over work and increases its mileage
When the aforementioned are adhered to, your engine is sure to survive healthily.