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01/09/2017
If you've struggled to understand motor oil because of all the contradicting information you hear about it, this post can help clear things up by getting to the truth behind common motor oil myths.

The Truth Behind Common Motor Oil Myths

There are so many misconceptions about motor oil mostly due to the amount of motor oil myths that exist. To help you understand motor oil better, get to know the truth behind some of the most common motor oil myths.

Myth: Oil Changes Are Needed Every 3,000 Miles or Three Months, Depending on Which Comes First

It's impossible to come up with an oil change interval that meets every drivers situation. How often you need your oil change will depend on a variety of factors, including how old your car is, the make and model of your car, and the type of oil you're using. It's a good idea to always look up the manufacturer's recommendations in order to yield the best results for your vehicle. The type of oil you are using, conventional or synthetic, will also make a huge difference when it comes to oil change intervals. Conventional oils tend to last shorter amounts of time when compared to a synthetic oil. Some synthetic oils, like AMSOIL's Signature Series Synthetic Motor Oil can even last up to 25,000 miles or a year under ideal conditions. If you're still unsure as to when an oil change is needed, newer cars offer an oil life monitor that alerts you when it's time to go in for an oil change.

Myth: Changing to a Synthetic Oil Means You Can't Go Back to a Conventional Oil

Many people assume that once you give a synthetic oil a try you no longer have the option of going back to a conventional oil. This logic is simply not true. You can switch from a conventional oil to a synthetic oil and the other way around without causing harm to your engine. If you want to, you can even alternate between the two without any repercussions. However, after experiencing all of the benefits synthetic oil has to offer, you may not want to go back to a conventional oil any time soon. Now that you know that you can give a synthetic oil change a try without having to commit to it forever, why not give it a chance? To find the perfect AMSOIL synthetic oil for your engine, contact the experts at Syntex Lubricants at (512) 848- 8240. Their experts can help you find the perfect oil for your atv, motorcycle, and even your diesel motors. To browse their full range of products, stop by their online shop.

Myth: Black Oil Means It's Time for an Oil Change

You may have noticed that your motor oil turns from amber to black after it's been in your engine for a bit. Although your oil will be black when you drain it for an oil change, the color isn't necessarily what indicates it's time for a change. All motor oil will start to turn black as it completes its job. Since some of the functions of motor oil include keeping your engine clean and absorbing contaminants, it's no surprise that it can turn black quite quickly. This darker color means that your oil is doing its job and not that it needs to go. Once your oil is black and quite dirty then it's time to get it replaced.

Myth: You Can Change Your Oil and Keep Your Old Oil Filter

Although you can change your oil and keep your old oil filter, this is not ideal for your engine. Your oil works hard to keep your engine protected by trapping contaminants that make it into the engine. These contaminants are then trapped by the oil filter in an effort to keep your engine protected and your oil working for longer. When your oil gets quite dirty, it's time for an oil change. Changing out your dirty oil and replacing it with fresh oil will help keep things running smoothly under the hood. However, if you keep your old oil filter full of contaminants in, your new oil will get contaminated a lot faster. The contaminants in your oil filter will affect your new oil, making it get dirty faster. If your filter is full, it will have a harder time holding onto new contaminants, leaving them in your oil. This will also contribute to your oil needing to be changed sooner than what you're used to.

Get the Best Synthetic Oil Change in Austin

After getting to know the benefits a synthetic oil offers, why not give it a try? Contact Syntex Lubricants at (512) 848- 8240 to get help finding the perfect synthetic oil for all of your engines. Their experts will be happy to help you place your order today!
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