Almost two thirds (65%) of UK motorists admit they choose their oil based on price alone, according to a new survey from Mobil 1.
The oil company asked 1,000 UK drivers about how they choose their motor oil and 64.9% admitted their oil had not been changes in their car in the last 12 months and a further 29% didn’t know if it had been changed or not.
Less than half of motorists are aware of the manufacturer recommended oil service intervals and 15% said they will be cutting back on car servicing costs in order to save money.
Dan McGoldrick, field marketing UK, Nordic and Benelux for ExxonMobil Fuels & Lubricants, makers of Mobil 1, said: “It is vital that drivers don’t just buy on price alone, as doing so could lead to major repair bills in the future.
“Choosing the right oil for your engine means that both the lubricant and the engine itself will last longer, so you’re saving in the long run.”