Engine oil choice confuses millions of motorists
Motorists are left in a state of confusion when it comes to choosing the correct oil for their car
October 18, 2013
According to research from Mobil 1 and the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM), two thirds of drivers are unaware as to what grade of oil is recommended by their vehicle’s manufacturer, leaving them vulnerable to engine damage and mechanical faults.
The research found that 96 per cent of motorists say they don’t care which oil is used in their car, while 65 per cent of those surveyed said they wouldn’t know which oil viscosity grade was recommended by their vehicle’s manufacturer anyway. 69 per cent were ignorant as to which brand is recommended by their car’s maker.