Myth vs. Truth About Motor Oil

As a responsible vehicle owner, you should be educated about an essential component of your car, the motor oil. There are a wide variety of myths out there about oil, and it's essential to know the truth about them so that you can make more informed automotive service decisions.

Many people will tell you that if your motor oil's color is black, it should be changed immediately. This is a common myth, since a dark color can often indicate that oil is simply doing its job by absorbing dirty elements. The length of time between oil-changes and mileage should be used to determine your next change instead. It is another common myth that it isn't necessary to change your oil filter each time the oil is changed. The oil filter should be changed each and every time, to prevent contaminating new motor oil.

Stop in and see us at Concord Honda for your motor oil questions and needs! We can change your oil and filters and have you back on the streets of Concord, CA!

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