Motor oil turns black during use for a couple reasons: 1) Heat cycles During your drive to work in the morning, your engine reaches normal operating temperature (typically 195ºF-220ºF), heating the motor oil. Then the oil cools while your car sits in the parking lot.
I’m probably from the last generation of people who largely changed their own oil. As the pace of life has increased and engine technology has grown more complicated, most people now pay a professional to take care of their auto-maintenance needs.
Guest Blog Post by Monica Pretzl Changing Your Own Oil is Quick and Easy Regular oil changes will prolong the life of your engine, and keep your bike running smoothly all season. Changing your own oil is easy to do, and it saves you time and money. We broke down the process into step-by-step directions
That’s a good question. The short answer is, “Because the owner’s manual says you’re supposed to.” But why do we have to change it so often? Whether you learned it through your parents’ instructions or by reading the owner’s manual, you know that changing the oil from time to time is one of the responsibilities of
“Sometimes when I consider what tremendous consequences come from little things, I am tempted to think there are no little things.” ~ Barton Sutter In September 2007 an article by oil industry journalist George Gill of Lubes ‘N’ Greases caught my eye. The article’s title read, “Grease ‘Overdose’ Leads to Honda Recall.” The opening paragraph