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How Often Do Diesels Need Oil Changes?

Diesel engines require oil changes more frequently — usually every 5000 km to 8000 km. This is because diesel engines operate at higher temperatures and produce more soot, which can clog up the engine and cause it to lose power. Diesel engines require oil changes more often than gasoline engines because the oil in diesel engines breaks down faster. The oil in diesel engines also gets dirty faster because the engine burns more fuel.

How to Perform a Diesel Oil Change

Diesel oil changes should not be done at home because they require special equipment and expertise. The process is also more complicated than a standard oil change, so it's best left to the professionals.

Here's a quick overview of the diesel oil change process:

1. First, the vehicle must be raised on a lift so that the oil pan is accessible.
2. Next, the oil drain plug is removed and the oil is allowed to drain out.
3. Once the oil has drained, the oil filter is replaced.
4. Finally, new oil is added and the oil drain plug is replaced.

The whole process takes about an hour, so it's not something that can be done quickly at home. Plus, without the proper equipment, it can be difficult to do a diesel oil change properly. So, it's best to leave it to the experts and take your vehicle to a professional shop.

Why Should You Perform a Diesel Oil Change On Regular Basis?

A diesel oil change is one of the most important maintenance tasks you can perform on your vehicle. Diesel engines are designed to run on a specific type of oil, and over time, this oil can break down and become less effective. A diesel oil change will ensure that your engine is running on fresh, clean oil that can properly lubricate and protect your engine components.

In addition to changing your oil, it is also important to change your oil filter regularly. An oil filter helps to remove impurities from your oil, and over time, it can become clogged and ineffective. A new oil filter will help to keep your oil clean and your engine running smoothly.

Performing a diesel oil change regularly is one of the best ways to keep your engine running properly and extend its lifespan. If you need a diesel oil change, give Nixon Automotive a call today!

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