CHANGING your car’s oil at regular intervals is not just a good idea – it is a vital part of keeping your car’s engine running properly.
The purpose of engine oil is to keep the internal parts of your car’s engine lubricated and cool. It keeps the moving parts from grinding against each other causing wear and damage.
When you are considering a type of oil to use, look for the seals from the American Petroleum Institute (API) on the bottle. These identify that the oil meets the API’s service standards, and will help keep you away from lower quality oils.
API’s current highest rating for motor oil is SM. This oil is intended for all gasoline engines currently in use and has been the standard since 2004.
For diesel engines, the current top oil rating is CI-4. In API’s words, SM oils are “designed to provide improved oxidation resistance, improved deposit protection, better wear protection, and better low-temperature performance over the life of the oil.” (Source: API)
Together with quality oils we recommended to vehicle owners to use high-quality oil filters for your vehicle because of the following reasons:
- The oil filter can help keep the lubricant pure and also prevent dirt and metal particles which could damage the car engine from circulating inside it ;
- It can help increase the interval between oil changes.
Therefore, it is highly advisable to change the oil filter as well during an oil change. A value added 3TCS reminder from S & J Motors, Inc. E. Lopez St., Jaro, Iloilo City (033) 320-4051 to 53