How often should I change my engine oil?

This is only possible if the engine oil is changed regularly. This ensures a certain quality of the oil and helps to prevent it from accumulating too much dirt that can cause engine damage.

There are different recommendations on how often you should change the oil, but most manufacturers agree that this should be done every 1200 km for passenger cars. In diesel cars, an even more regular change after 500 km or every 6 months is recommended.

Not changing the oil regularly can cause serious problems for your car. The oil can be diluted if it is not replaced regularly and the engine may start to fail. If this happens, the oil becomes finer and gives the engine less protection against its own moving parts. More friction is created, which leads to faster wear of engine parts and requires a lot of repair. Diluted oil can also compromise engine performance, increase emissions and significantly affect fuel economy.

Your instruction manual contains the manufacturer’s recommendations. The frequency with which you need to change the oil depends on the size of the engine, the type of fuel, and many other external factors. It is impossible to change the oil too often, so it is best to do so as soon as you receive indications that it is time to do so.

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