Oil is truly the lifeblood of your vehicle. Do not delay to change your oil and lubrication or your oil filter. Oil lubricates your vehicle, ensuring that the moving parts run smoothly. The oil filter helps to carry debris and dirt particles away from your engine. Oil forms a barrier between the pistons, rings, and cylinder walls to prevent damage. It also helps to cool engine parts.
With continuous use, oil loses its viscosity and the filter can become clogged. It is important, therefore, to change vehicle oil and oil filter to protect your vehicle. Manufacturers recommend oil and oil filter change every 10,000 kilometers. In the event that the oil becomes unhealthy before 10,000 km, you will still have to change the oil.
In Namibia it is common practice to ask the petrol attendant to check if your engine oil and water are fine. When they check the engine oil what exactly to they check for?
They inspect the oil tank dipstick, to check if the oil is healthy. Oil is healthy when it is light brown in color and clear. When engine oil is dark and has particles or flecks or it smells burnt, it is time to come to Wangara Tyre & Fitment center to change your oil. So, even you as the driver can check your own oil and protect your vehicle parts including the engine. Manufacturers recommend oil and oil filter change every 10,000 kilometers. In the event that the oil becomes unhealthy before 10,000 km, you will still have to change the oil.
Most modern vehicles are fitted with oil warning lights to alert the driver when the vehicle is low in oil. Even if your warning light is not on, you should check the oil once a month to make sure it has not fallen below the manufacturer’s minimum or become dirty. Not having enough oil in your vehicle can seriously damage your engine so if you are not sure, then ask a Wangara expert today.