Quiz: How to Change Oil

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Changing the oil in your automobile can be tricky. How knowledgeable are you when it comes to changing oil? Take this quiz and find out!

True or False? Changing your engine oil is one of the single most important vehicle maintenance acts you can perform.

Changing your engine oil is one of the single most important vehicle maintenance acts you can perform. Gasoline, coolant and water, transmission and brake fluid are all important fluids for your car, but no other fluid can have more negative implications on your vehicle's engine if you don't address it regularly.

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Which of the following statements is true?

Engine oil lubricates the engine, absorbs heat and allows the moving parts of your engine to work properly with one another.

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True or False? Over time, heat breaks down the oil and increases its lubricating properties.

Over time, heat breaks down the oil and reduces its lubricating properties.

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True or False? Oil helps to neutralize acid in the engine.

Oil also helps to neutralize acid in the engine, but this process breaks down over time.

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True or False? Oil works well to absorb trace amounts of water, dust and combustion byproducts in your engine.

Oil works well to absorb trace amounts of water, dust and combustion byproducts in your engine. However, as heat breaks down the oil, it loses its effectiveness to absorb these materials and they begin to stick in your engine and can cause major car maintenance problems.

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True or False? You should run your car for a few minutes before checking the clarity of its oil.

To check the clarity of the oil, let the car run for a few minutes and then shut it off. Find your oil dipstick, pull it out and check the level of oil and its color.

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Which of the following statements is true?

To check the clarity of the oil, let the car run for a few minutes and then shut it off. Find your oil dipstick, pull it out and check the level of oil and its color. If the oil is a dark-brown or black color, like Coca-Cola, then your oil needs to be changed. However, if it appears to be lighter, like the color of a cup of tea, then you still have some time before it needs to be changed.

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True or False? Changing the oil filter is vital to car maintenance.

The oil filter holds all the excess sludge and grime that the oil catches while lubricating the engine. Changing the filter is vital to car maintenance because without a new oil filter in place, new engine oil will be passing through the old filter, making it dirty and less effective.

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True or False? Typically, most engines take between 2 and 4 quarts of oil.

When filling the engine back up with clean oil, check your vehicle's owner's manual or reference a service manual at your local automotive maintenance shop for the type of oil that's recommended and how much you should use. Typically, most engines take between 4 and 6 quarts.

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True or False? It's extremely important that you don't add too much oil to your vehicle. When too much oil has been added, the crankshaft can come into contact with the oil.

It's extremely important that you don't add too much oil to your vehicle. When too much oil has been added, the crankshaft can come into contact with the oil. The crankshaft spins at several thousand revolutions per minute and can whip the oil into froth. If this happens, the oil pump will be unable to pump the oil into the areas of the engine that need lubrication. This can cause serious problems to your engine and will bring you additional car maintenance repairs.

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