Mar 3, 2008

What Should be the Oil Change Frequency?

One of the common services for routine car maintenance that we sometime neglected is the oil change.
Oil change frequency is one of the crucial items that we must always follow. If we follow the frequency for changing oil set by the auto manufacturer it will prevent excessive wear on our car engine key components.
Frequency of oil change depend on the driving condition, for the normal operation conditions the oil change is every 6 months or 5,000 km which ever comes first for diesel engine and once a year or 10,000 km which ever comes first for gasoline engine.
However, it is recommended to shorten the oil change frequency to 1000 km or every 3 months which ever comes first, if you are driving on a severe condition.

The Severe Driving Condition  are the following

Driving on the dusty area
When you are always driving on a short distances
When you are driving with a towed vehicle
When you are driving with extensive idling
When you are driving on an extremely adverse condition or areas with extremely low or extremely high temperature
Driving on a mountainous area or high humidity area
Driving on an area with salt or corrosive material
Driving on a rough rod, muddy road or desert
Driving with frequent use of braking
Frequent driving in water

Oil change frequency is very important as do nothing else for preventive maintenance except oil change.Again, if you do not follow the oil change frequency, you can be guaranteed that car engine life will be shortened.


Javi said...

dude, thanks for this tip. sobrang bobo ako pagdating sa sasakyan. lol

A2V said...

No problem Javi,thanks for the visit..