Here at Galpin Volvo, we want to help Van Nuys drivers keep their vehicles in good shape with helpful automotive information. There are a host of myths when it comes to motor oil, so let's explore a few of them below.

One myth regarding motor oil is that it needs to be changed every 3,000 miles. Although there are some automobile manufacturers that suggest having an oil change every 3,000 miles, there may be some that recommend routine oil changes every 7,000 miles. You can reference your owner's manual just to be sure you're having your motor oil changed correctly.

Another myth about motor oil is that if it's black, then it needs to be changed, which isn't always true. Many motor oils are made to clean your engine, so the dark color means the oil is working properly. While oil is made to lubricate your engine, it also absorbs dirt so that it doesn't reach the engine.

 

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