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Mar 18, 2016, by Admin

When we buy and drive any two wheelers or four wheelers, one of the most critical things for the maintenance comes in our mind is how frequently we have to change oil of our vehicle? This is actually very common question, which comes in anybody’s mind. The answer of this question, which we regularly hear is, we have to change oil in every 3000, 5000 or 7500 miles or when we take the vehicle for servicing isn’t it? But these answers never satisfied the customers and they are still confused about the matter. Well, but actually there is no simple justification, because all these queries depends on the weather condition, driving style, roads and various other things, which affect the vehicle.

Not only this, now oil chemistry and engine technology have also improved a lot to the point that most cars can go several thousand more miles before changing the oil and never harmed the vehicle. Most of the specialist says that a better average would be 7500 miles between oil changes and sometimes it can also be up to 10000 miles or more.

After researching about this topic, we feel to share that every automobile owner should must know about this topic. As everyone know that engine of any motor serves as a heart, so we can say the oil the blood of automobile. We have to take care of the engine always, which helps the vehicle running longer. However, we also have to take care of correct interval for oil change, which means the interval that matches the vehicle's operating conditions and obviously the driving habits of owner. But generally people follow the interval, which are listed in the owner's manual in regular or ideal driving conditions. At the same time, we can categories the ideal driving conditions, like:

  • Frequent but short trips (Which should be less than ten miles, especially in cold weather)
  • In the city traffic condition, where we have to frequently stop and go.
  • Driving in dusty conditions, on gravel roads, which make oil dirty.
  • Driving at express highways, because speed of the vehicle on expressways is quite good and we can drive several miles without stopping the vehicle.

Not only this, diesel or turbocharged engine also affects the engine and its oil.

At the same time, other question comes to mind is, what actually happens if we don’t change engine oil after recommended period? The answer of this question is very simple and that is, if we don’t change the oil, it will not run smoothly and simply gets dirtier and dirtier, which later on affects the engine. We can say in simple term, that changing of oil is like mopping the floor with a bucket of water and detergent. The water starts out clean, but the more you use it, the filthier it gets. And at last, we will make the floor dirtier if we don’t change the water. In short, we can say that oil requires complex additives and detergents to help prevent corrosion and sludge buildup, which extends the life of any vehicle. So, change the engine oil at the vehicle manufacturer's recommended service interval, which matches the two wheelers or four wheeler operating conditions and of course the driving habits.