Question: What Is The Lifespan For Car Fluids Such As Oil, Anit-Freeze, And Others?
Answer: As soon as the oil or other liquid comes out of the can and is exposed to oxygen, its half life is started and the effective life is ticking away. If you only drive 1000 miles a year and your service requirement is every 10,000 miles, waiting 10 years will be a mistake because the fluids will need to be changed and refilled before that time. No manufacturer expects such low mileage. Just know that as soon as the fluids come in touch with oxygen, their lifespan is on the clock. Anti-freeze has glycol in it which prevents the block from freezing. All the manufacturers change Categories: Auto Mechanic Auto Repair Auto Parts Car Maintenance View All Questions