1. How long is the life of a car?
Human life is about 80 years old in Japan, isn't it? But what about "cars"?
In order to extend the life of your car and ride it for a long time, it is important to prolong the life of the engine, which is also called the "heart of the car."
I would like to introduce "important things to make the engine last longer," which is also a ritual for getting your car to become your own.
2. How to make the engine longer life
"Replacement of oil and oil filter" is the key to making the engine longer life.
Oil is doing a role in lubrication and cooling in the engine, and an oil filter (also known as an oil element) is doing a role in filtering oil stains and dust, which is very important for the proper functioning of the engine.
Therefore, if the oil and oil filter deteriorate, it will cause an engine failure, and in the worst case, the car will not run.
>> 1st and 2nd exchange
Whether I buy a new car or a used one, I change the oil and oil filter as soon as the car is delivered. And after running about 500km, change the oil and oil filter again.
Many people may wonder, "Well, it's a waste." "Why do you replace it again?", But I don't know what kind of oil is in it or how it was used in a used car.
In addition, replace the air filter for used cars and the spark plug for motorcycles.
At the same time, the learning function "battery terminal" that learns the driver's habits and daily usage and applies corrections is removed once. By resetting the battery terminal, you can quickly learn your favorite driving.
>> 3rd exchange
And the third oil change is done by judging the familiarity between the oil and the engine from the state at the time of the second oil change, so after driving 500 km. As a guideline, the distance is about 3,000 to 5,000 km.
Now the car or motorcycle is yours!
You will learn how to step on your accelerator, the environment in which you will use it, and your habits, and you will become your favorite car.
Subsequent oil changes are "5,000-10,000km" or "one year later".
If you want to keep driving your car for a long time, we recommend "genuine designated oil" instead of cheap oil.
Of course, change the oil filter at the same time as changing the oil.
3. Things to worry about when changing oil and oil filter
"Where should I change the oil?"
"How long does it take?"
"How much is the price?"
I'm still worried about the time and price.
It is common to replace it at a car accessory store such as AUTOBACS, a gas station, or a dealer. The working time is as short as about 30 minutes, and the cost you care about is about 2,000 to 6,000 Japanese yens (please note that it depends on the model!).
When replacing the oil filter, it is common to check the compatibility table provided by the staff of the dealer or car supply store and use the genuine manufacturer's product.
I introduced what I always do about changing oil and oil filters!
I'm sure some of you may have different ideas about caring for your engine, but this is my recommended method.
Please try it!