Automotive Oil Myths That Aren't True

There a lot of myths when it comes to motor oil. Here at Capitol Toyota, we want you to be informed about your vehicle so that you have smooth encounters with your vehicle service. Here are a couple of myths about your motor oil that will clarify the norms when it comes to maintaining the lubrication of your engine.

If the Oil Is Black You Should Change It

This is a myth. Just because the oil is black when you pull the dipstick or open the oil cap doesn't mean that you need to change the oil. Most newer vehicles are smart enough to have a system that will notify you when you need an oil change.

Oil Change Every 3,000 Miles

​This is a myth as well; based on the quality of the oil and the car manufacturer's recommendations you can know when the right time is to change the oil on your vehicle, and if you have any questions or concerns feel free to visit us in Salem for the answers.


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