Challenge Common Motor Oil Myths

When it comes to the type of motor oil that you put into your vehicle and the way that you do so, it is important to know how to protect the investment you have made by purchasing a new vehicle or leasing one. There are some major oil maintenance mistakes that you can make that can permanently affect your vehicle. With competing information out there, it can be difficult to know what is right and what is wrong for your specific model. Let's take a look at some common myths regarding motor oil:

  • Myth #1 - Dark oil must be bad. This isn't true at all. Dark oil can be bad, but this isn't always the case. There are other factors to consider.
  • Myth #2 - You have to change your oil before a road trip. If you are due for one, go ahead and get one prior to the trip, but it's not necessary.
  • Myth #3 - You need to switch out your oil every 3,000 miles. This may have been true of older vehicles, but modern cars can often go much longer. Check your owner's manual.

When you're ready, contact Honda of Hayward to schedule your routine oil change and consultation at our Honda service facility.

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