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When to Get an Oil Change

What to Look For Your car needs regular oil changes to stay healthy. But you don't want to pay for them more often than you need to. How can you find the balance without risking your engine's health? Springdale Automotive in Louisville, Kentucky can help. Here are a few signs you can watch out for that will tell you exactly when it's time to change your motor oil. When it Has Metal Flakes There are a lot of factors that influence whether or not motor oil needs to be changed. It's not always black and white for all drivers to follow the same procedure. What is crystal clear is that metal flakes in the oil are a bad sign. If you inspect the condition of your car's motor oil and find large flakes of metal in it, that means there's a problem falling apart inside. You'll want to seek professional attention as soon as possible! When It's Old How old is too old for motor oil? It depends on a number of factors, such as what kind of oil you use, where you live, and how you drive. Synthetic moto ... read more

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Read Before You Buy New Motor Oil

Understanding Oil Viscosity If you change your vehicle's oil at home, instead of with the experts at Springdale Automotive in Brownsboro, Kentucky, you might already know that not all motor oils are made the same. Some are designed for high-performance cars, while others are made for vehicles that have more miles on the odometer. One key factor of different motor oils is viscosity — how thick the oil is or how easily it pours. When we talk about oil viscosity, we are talking about the consistency of the oil at different temperatures. Why Viscosity Matters Why does it matter how your oil “pours” at different temperatures? It's already in your car, isn't it? We use the idea of pouring to help drivers imagine the consistency of the motor oil. Does it pour like water or honey? The difference could impact how easily it flows throughout the engine and how well it does its job! Oil viscosity is also important in providing benefits beyond normal eng ... read more

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