When it comes to cars, technology has certainly improved by leaps and bounds, letting you change the engine oil at intervals that are far longer than what it used to be. For older vehicles, generally 3 months or 5,000km (whichever comes first) is a rule of thumb, but with synthetic engine oil and better engines, those figures have been skewed. Sometimes, we might feel that it is better to change the engine oil earlier, but it might lead to unnecessary wastage. Lubricheck comes in handy here, where it intends to help drivers money and minimize discarded oil through the analyzing of samples of engine oil while informing drivers whether such engine oil is good to use or not.

Sharing the rough dimensions of a credit card, the Lubricheck will see users place some drops of their car’s oil in the device’s sensor cup. It will then go about measuring the capacitive and resistive properties of that particular sample in order to let you know the oil’s acidity, metal particulate content, carbonized particulate content, and the level of foreign liquids such as coolant or water.

An LED display will then let you know whether it is time to change the engine oil, or leave it as it is. All results can be logged into the Lubritrack database tracking service, and it will then compare those with algorithms established for the make and model of car in question. Should the numbers be skewed on either end, then you as the owner would do well to send the engine for a check up.

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