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08/30/2016
There are many myths surrounding oil (regular or synthetic), how often you should change it and how much it can benefit or hurt your vehicle. Most of these myths are completely false, they may have been a truth somewhere in them in the past, but technology advancements has changed that.  That’s why here at, amsoil4liny in North Babylon, we are presenting you with a list of the 10 most common myths regarding oil and the truth behind them.

You Have to Change Your Oil Every 3,000 Miles or 3 Months

Maybe this one was true in older models but it’s false for most modern cars. As long as you keep your vehicle in a good state with the necessary services, you don’t need to change the oil until the car’s oil light sign switches on or until your owner’s manual frequency oil change says so. Technology has evolved so much that the oil change should usually happen at around 7,000 miles.

If the Dipstick is Black You Must Change the Oil

A darker color in oil means it’s doing its job, oil is meant to turn black. The dark color still has life left in it; you don’t need to immediately change it.

Synthetic Oil Can Wear Down Seals and Cause Engine Leaks

As long as your seals and gaskets are in good condition, there is no reason for oil to leak, even synthetic oil. However, since synthetic oil has smaller molecules than regular oil, they will find and pass through existing cracks. This doesn’t mean the oil created them, it just found them sooner and eventually they would appear even with regular oil.

Once You Use Synthetic Oil, You Can’t Switch Back

This is a myth because synthetic oil and regular oil are often blended so technically, you are using both. The important thing is that whatever type of oil you choose meets the service and viscosity requirements stated on your owner’s manual.

You Must Not Use Synthetic Oil on Older Vehicles

This myth comes from the idea that synthetic oil has a lower viscosity, therefore it’s not as compatible with seals and will leak in places where regular oil won’t. Of course, this is untrue; you can have a synthetic oil change whenever you wish to as it will protect the engine on your older vehicle, just like it does on modern ones. Try the best synthetic oil in North Babylon, AMSOIL. Call us at amsoil4liny in North Babylon if you'd like to learn the benefits of using a top performing synthetic oil; our number is: (888) 826-7645. If you are interested in purchasing any of our AMSOIL products, visit our online store.

You Don’t Need to Change the Oil Filter With Every Oil Change

You should change both together. When you change the oil filter, you prevent old contaminants in the filter to enter the new motor oil and potentially hurting the engine. You don’t wear the same socks after you shower, neither should your car.

Using Synthetic Oil Will Void Your Vehicle’s Warranty

Synthetic oil is made to meet the required industry standards; sometimes they even surpass these requirements. So no, synthetic oil change won’t make your vehicles warranty void.

The “W” Next to the First Two Numbers on the Packaging Means Weight

The “W” stands for winter. Since the oil viscosity changes with the temperature the two numbers before the “W” will tell you the viscosity temperature rating. As a rule of thumb, the more viscous the oil, the lower the number.

You Need a Break-In Period

It is said that when you have a new car, you need to use conventional motor oil for your first oil change to break- in the engine.  You can use synthetic oil for the first oil change as well.

Using the Best Synthetic Oil Will Make Oil Change Less Frequent

The point of using great synthetic oil is to better care for your engine and to reduce deposit formations, not to make oil change less frequent. Not changing the oil as frequently as you should may reduce your car’s power, performance and fuel economy. You shouldn't ignore your car when it is telling you it's time for a change.

For the Most Effective Synthetic Oil in North Babylon

Now you know not to believe everything you hear about oil and your vehicle. We strongly suggest you get to know the many benefits of synthetic oil change in North Babylon and switch to our AMSOIL products. Remember that at amsoil4liny in North Babylon we will be happy to help you with any question you may have regarding our products, just call: (888) 826-7645.  If you are interested in buying any AMSOIL products you can visit our online store here.
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