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Cars Driven Infrequently
DateQuestionAnswer
09/01/2007
Best Oil for a High-Performance, High-Heat Engine
Hello, I own a 2006 Dodge Charger SRT8 with the 6.1L Hemi engine. The car currently has about 3,300 miles on it. This is a car that is stored in my garage and I only drive on occasions in good weather...
We recommend you use Mobil 1 0W-40. Look at the credentials this product carries and you will quickly understand our recommendation. In addition to providing outstanding engine protection and performa...
07/18/2007
Proper Change Interval to Avoid Moisture Buildup in Infrequently Driven Car
I have a 1988 Chevrolet Caprice Classic Brougham LS with under 70,000 miles. It's a 4-barrel carb/5.0 V-8. It's been garage-kept its entire life in showroom condition and driven "lightly" 2-3 times pe...
If you are getting the vehicle up to speed and warmed up at least every few weeks, then maybe you are changing your oil too frequently. If you never got it warmed up and hot to burn off moisture, we w...
12/20/2006
Does Extended Wear Oil Need to be Changed Every Year Despite Mileage
I have a 2003 Infiniti G35 sedan with about 15,000 miles. I drive around 4,000 miles per year in Florida. I currently use 5W-30 extended wear oil. The question is: even though I don't drive much in a ...
Your car is probably still under the manufacturer's warranty so we would recommend you keep changing your oil as recommended in the owner's manual until your warranty expires.  After that, we think ch...
11/17/2003
Oil Change Intervals for a Low-Mileage Mercedes-Benz
Mobil 1 0W-40 was installed in my 2000 Mercedes-Benz E320 two years ago, and since I've only driven 4,000 miles in that time, the oil has never been changed. The dealer said that the car's computer wi...
Your Mercedes-Benz is equipped with a Flexible Service System which includes a very sophisticated oil quality monitor. The system looks at driving speeds, cold starts, short-distance trips and other f...
03/25/2002
Protecting An Infrequently Used Engine
I use my Porsche infrequently. Will Mobil 1 drain away from the parts more quickly and therefore potentially leave them "dry" when I re-start the engine. Is there anything I can do to minimize this pr...
Any motor oil is going to drain off the internal components of your engine when it is shut off. It is not likely that the components will be completely dry, but after an extended time the amount of oi...
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