Did you know that oils degrade due to mechanical and thermal stresses? It’s true. If you’re currently changing oil based on calendar time (months) or distance traveled (miles), then it’s highly probable that you could be getting less from your engine oils than what they’re designed to do. We currently have a lot of customers who are using our oil analysis kits and supplies to safely extend drain intervals. They’ve determined that oil analysis is the only scientific way to evaluate oil degradation. God gave us (5) senses so we could experience his beautiful creation. Our senses enable us to see a beautiful sunset or sunrise, feel the warmth of a glowing fireplace in the winter, listen to loons calling on a lake, smell fresh donuts or bread baking in the oven, and taste the goodness of a freshly picked apple in the fall. However, none of our senses can tell us when to change oil. Don’t fall for such things as “the oil smells funny” or “it looks black” …. instead, approach oil changes on a scientific basis. We use scientific tests that are approved and sanctioned by ASTM (the American Society for Testing and Materials) and our laboratories are ISO17025 qualified. So, you get consistent, accurate and repeatable results that you can trust. We examine your oil for changes in viscosity and oxidation and look for signs of contamination that can lead to engine wear.
So, next time you think it’s time to change oil, why not use one of our specially designed kits to pull a sample and get it examined. It’s cheap insurance and it can maximize your oil dollar.