Motor Oil Maintenance Freak

by admin on April 6, 2010

We all know there is minimum level of preventative maintenance, like changing your motor oil, that must be performed on your engine to allow it to survive… period.  When it comes to vehicle maintenance the question is how little is too little and how much is too much?

So I have to ask, when you read following questions… is this you?

  1. Are you secretly scared to let anyone else touch your vehicle for fear of an error that will cause permanent engine damage?
  2. When you see a little puff of blue smoke come out of your tailpipe when you start you think “ohh no piston ring wear is getting the best of me and I’m burning oil”.
  3. Do you worry that your wife is driving the truck and does not notice the engine oil light has come on and she keeps driving until the engine quits (just for fun go ahead and ask her tonight what she is supposed to do when the oil warning light comes on… surprise)
  4. If you let someone change your oil you sense they are going to really screw up and either put too much oil in your engine or too little oil.  This will result in either an engine oil foaming problem or your motor starving for oil when you turn corners.
  5. If they (the 16 year old mechanic) get the oil level right then you worry about cross threading your motor oil drain pan plug or even worse… or worse they forget to put the oil plug on (your oil change could be catastrophic in about 5 minutes).
  6. The price for aftermarket parts is attractive but you know the quality is not there compared to OEM equipment (which is priced too high!).
  7. Cars and trucks will last for ever if you take care of them!
  8. Wouldn’t it be nice if the oil that came out of your engine was as clean as the oil you put in 3,000 miles ago.
  9. Are you attracted to Mobil 1 Synthetic Oil or Royal Purple or AMSOIL because they protect so good but you just don’t believe it?

Congratulations!  If you answered yes to one or all of these questions then you might be a preventative maintenance freak!  And remember the most important preventative maintenance is changing your motor oil and changing filters.

The next step to protecting your engine from a thermal viscosity meltdown is to check out this report on how to pick the best motor oil… be it Mobil 1 synthetic oil, royal purple motor oil or AMSOIL motor oil (just click the link).

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