The Truth About Motor Oil

Clean motor oil is one of the necessary life blood fluids that vehicles must have in order to function properly. However, many have misconceptions about oil and oil changes. Dispelling the rumors makes for more informed vehicle owners.

One falsehood involves the color of motor oil. Some mistakenly believe that when the color turns from amber to dark brown an oil change is necessary. The color change is nothing more than indicating the oil is absorbing the impurities that might harm the engine if not removed by the oil. Replace the oil as recommended by the vehicle manufacturer.

Many believe that oil changes must occur every 3,000 miles. However, newer vehicles are designed to run cleaner and thus may not require an oil change until after each 5,000 or 7,000 miles. If in doubt, consult the owner's manual or visit with our service center here at DCH Audi Oxnard to learn the specifics for your vehicle.

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