We are writing this article to advise owners not to exceed manufacturers oil cnange intervals, especially those in countries with dusty environments.
Below are some of the factors that can degrade engine oil faster than anticipated.
Dust - The environment of some countries are very dusty. Coupled with poor maintenance culture of not replacing bad engine intake air filters, dust finds its way more easily and hence contaminate and degrade the oil faster.
Substandard oil filters - The engine oil filters that are mostly on sale in Nigeria are substandard. This is so because of the fact that some car users prefer cheap products. These substandard oil filters are not able to filter very micro particles (like little particles of dust, iron fillings, carbon) which causes the oil to degra..