Why Motor Oil Matters

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So, I know that you’ve all heard this before but I cannot express enough how important it is to get your car’s oil changed on a regular basis. I know it can seem like a pain and an unnecessary expense but it really is so important. You make sure you eat the best foods; shouldn’t you also make sure your car gets the best motor oils?

Anyway, I bring this up because the other day I was driving around doing errands and happened to notice that I was 1000 miles over for a change. Naturally, when the technician saw that I was over, he proceeded to share some motor oil facts and give me a lesson in what motor oil to use. Surprisingly, not all motor oils are created equal and you may have to do a bit of research to find the best motor oils for your vehicle.

He also pointed out how important it was to have a trained professional change your oil and advise on which are the best motor oils to use. This may not seem like a surprise to most as he was selling a service but did you know that improperly disposing used motor oil can reek havoc on the environment? I had never thought about disposing motor oil at all let alone considered the fact that when motor oil enters a body of water it can create a film that blocks out the sunlight, effectively destroying a life source for fish, frogs and plant life.

Basically, these professionals not only provide service that your vehicle desperately needs, they can also advise on the best motor oils for your make and model which will ultimately lead to better fuel economy and less money spent at the gas pump. Add on the fact that they also provide an essential service to the environment and I’m all but sold on getting regular oil changes. So that’s my story. Remember, only the best motor oils for your vehicle!

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