Changing the oil in your car means replacing the oil in your engine, to ensure proper lubrication of its various parts and the removal of impurities. If you don’t change your oil, your engine will clog up and consume too much fuel, so it’s important to know when to change it. It’s important to know when to change the oil, as this depends essentially on how often your car is used. If you don’t drive your car very often, this article is for you!

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Why this frequency of oil changes for a vehicle that doesn’t run much?

In fact, even if your vehicle isn’t driven much, engine oil deteriorates more or less quickly, depending on the type and brand of oil you’ve chosen. No matter how often you use your vehicle, it’s still important to check your engine oil regularly: once a month is more than enough. If you change your engine oil once a year, this can be done in conjunction with your car’s overhaul: here too, we recommend that you have this in-depth diagnosis carried out once a year. This will enable you to kill two birds with one stone, since all the steps involved electronic diagnostics, topping up coolant, washer fluid and brake fluid, etc. include checking the engine oil level, draining it, changing it and changing the oil filter.

What are the risks of not changing the oil at the right frequency for a vehicle that doesn’t get much use?

Refraining from an oil change when you don’t think it’s necessary, because your vehicle doesn’t get much use, exposes you to the same risks as any other model used more or less frequently by other motorists: Worn-out engine oil is less efficient and no longer removes the various types of impurities metal particles, dirt, combustion residues, etc. present in the engine. As a result, the engine becomes more clogged. Worn motor oil no longer protects the engine’s internal components from corrosion. All these consequences lead to higher fuel consumption. Failure to change your oil, no matter how often you use your vehicle, can have serious consequences for certain parts of your engine, and may even lead to complete engine failure.

Changing your engine’s oil remains an important part of your vehicle’s maintenance, no matter how often you use it. If your vehicle doesn’t get a lot of use, it’s best to have it changed at least once a year, for example during a complete overhaul. Otherwise, you run the risk of premature wear and tear on all your engine’s parts. Don’t hesitate to make an appointment with your garage to have it done!

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