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Does Oil Go Bad Sitting in An Engine?

Does Oil Go Bad Sitting in An Engine?

When it comes to engine oil, how old is too old? Can it actually go bad by sitting in the engine for six months or even a year? Well, you are required to change your car's engine oil every 3000 to 5000 miles. However, if your oil container indicates a shelf life, you might want to work with those specific dates. Your car's engine oil plays a crucial role in lubricating the engine parts which are in constant motion. This prevents the components from rubbing against each other, reducing the friction that leads to wear and tear. Suffice to say, constant use exposes your oil to excess heat, which breaks it down, reducing its functionality. Besides, various hydrocarbon and water elements eventually contaminate your car's engine oil with continued use. Your car's engine oil longevity depends on several factors, including the oil type. For instance, conventional motor oil tends to break down much faster at high temperatures. Fortunately, you can alternatively go for syntheti ... read more

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