Myth Buster: Black Oil is Not Bad Oil

Motor oil is one aspect of car maintenance that has an abundance of myths, misinformation, and outdated information. You can't keep your car at peak performance if you don't understand its oil needs, so here's the truth about one of the mythical oil theories.

You check the oil in your car and are shocked to discover it's turned black. You want to change it because black oil has to be bad. This is a myth. Motor oil darkens because it's doing its job. As it travels along, lubricating and protecting your engine, the oil picks up dirt particles to keep them from building up and contaminating the engine. So, while amber is a nice color, it's not necessary for engine oil to work properly.

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