As a responsible truck owner, you should change your oil at predetermined intervals. Oil analysis provides great information and is the best way to keep track of how your engine is wearing.
Part 2 in Kevin Rutherford's series on oil-change strategy. While oil analysis gives you the information to handle drain intervals more sensibly, bypass filtration adds another dimension to save money and downtime.
Using oil analysis can save you money in new oil, oil disposal and overall maintenance -- and can alert you to emerging engine problems.
Manufacturers can invalidate warranties for many reasons. Here are some tips to keep you in the clear.
The best way to know when to change oil is to have an oil sample analyzed. Kevin Rutherford’s February Dollars & Sense column covers the next key step.
An oil change not only removes impurities, but it replaces depleted additives, as well as base oil that might have oxidized and broken down from heat.
Shell’s LubeAnalyst oil analysis program helps assess whether fluids and equipment are performing as intended and determine appropriate lubricant change intervals.
Oil analysis and other information can help you determine if an engine’s ripe for rebuilding. The same diagnoses might postpone an overhaul or eliminate engine failure.
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