Even if it seems trivial, never go long periods of time without decreasing the oil in your car.
I had an old car in university that survived for as long as it did because I kept the oil respectfully changed.
I also diagnosed the dipstick consistently to make sure there was constantly enough oil inside. My close friend Matt was also driving an old car at the time. He went for weeks with no oil in his engine and eventually the whole motor blew up while he was standing in the parking lot at university waiting for someone to meet him at his car. He had only just started the engine when he started to hear loud popping noises as plumes of smoke rose from the hood of his car. His family towed it to the closest mechanic who determined that the engine was basically destroyed. Unfortunately, Matt had to get a weird car to drive, which was within his parents’ budget thankfully. It was a lesson for all of us who were around when it happened. In fact, it caused me to go and check my oil dipstick later the same afternoon to make sure I had enough oil. Recently almost caused a similar issue with my air conditioner by going for weeks without decreasing the filter. Some people think that your air quality is the only thing that suffers from a lack of frequent filter changes. In fact, a suffocated air conditioner can cut down over surprisingly short periods of time if the filter becomes so blocked that it totally deprives the idea of any kind of air flow. Thankfully, I remembered while taking a shower last evening and abruptly changed the filter when I got out. Just love I suspected, the air conditioner filter was extremely blocked.
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