1. Short trips can have a big impact
A quick daily commute might be convenient for you, but it can be tough on your vehicle. Short trip driving takes a serious toll on motor oil because the engine never warms up enough to boil off the moisture and acids that accumulate inside the crankcase. Be sure to get an oil change and replace the oil filter as recommended under the “severe service” maintenance interval listed in your owner’s manual.
2. Choosing the right oil for your oil change
A high motor oil viscosity number doesn’t necessarily provide better protection. Consult your owner’s manual to ensure you’re buying the right oil based on your motor and driving conditions.