Asked by: Lauretta Rosenkrantzasked in category: General Last Updated: 24th January, 2020
At what percent should I change my oil?
Likewise, people ask, what does the oil life percentage mean?
Oil life percentage is one of those readouts on a modern automobile that isn't always so easy to understand. From a big picture perspective, it represents the amount of time left before the oil in your engine no longer offers optimal protection of its internal components.
Similarly, what percent oil life is bad? So at 40%, your oil still has 40% of its lifetime remaining to do its job before it needs to be replaced. What does it mean? The oil life percentage on your dashboard measures the quality of your engine's oil. It is NOT an indication of oil level, so you may NOT need to add oil to the engine.
Then, how long will 15% oil life last?
In reality, oil chnages in the worst case are generally rated for 3000 miles, and typically last 7500 miles in used reasonably on a normal schedule. 15% oil life presumably means that your oil is “85% used up.”
How far can you drive on 5% oil life?
Without running outside to get the book You should get it changed at 15%, but it can be run at 5%. Speaking from personal experience, I get about 800-1000 miles for every 10% of oil 'life'.