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What is an Oil Analysis and why should I have one done?

An Oil Analysis is a scientific way to assess the condition of the lubricant in your engine and detect conditions within your engine that could cause premature wear and/or downtime. A good oil analysis program can give you information on both engine condition and oil quality. Sometimes the two are closely interrelated, in other cases they are not. It also lets you build a historic data base and watch for trends. 

Speedco’s On-Site Oil Analysis machine can notice small abnormalities long before you do, so you can take action before these early warning signs turn into possible operational problems or engine damage. The wear metals section of your analysis, for example, may detect a mechanical engine problem that has nothing to do with your oil. Optimally, you should have a sample of used oil analyzed after every oil change for early detection.

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