Getting to the Truth Behind Motor Oil Myths

Experienced drivers have heard all sort of things about motor oil. That advice usually comes from their parents, siblings, friends, and even strangers on the street. Is that advice sound or is just a myth? Let's look at two common myths.

Always change the oil before you go on a long road trip. If your car is due for an oil change sometime during your planned drive, have it changed before you go. However, if it isn't due until after you return, you can wait until you get back to change it.

If the oil turns black, it needs to be changed immediately. Today's motor oils have cleansing agents in them. They clean the engine. The dark color shows that the oil is actually doing its job. Just follow the scheduled oil changes as recommended by the manufacturer. Have your oil changes done here at Cutter Volvo Cars service department in Waipahu.


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