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Renault Megane using too much oil?

Asked by Suz

I purchased my 2015 Renault Megane last December and have since done around 6000km in it. I recently had a warning light come on advising me to top up the oil. When I called the service centre and reported it, they said, 'yeah, they tend to use quite a bit of oil, particularly leading up to their first service' and suggested I drop in and let them top up the oil. Should I expect a brand new car to be going through oil? My last car, a Mazda, never required a top-up of oil, so their response surprised me. Should I be concerned that there is something wrong with the car?

Answered by CarsGuide

8 Jul 2016 Graham Smith

Modern engines do use some oil, and it's wise to check the oil level regularly, say once a month. Some engines also use more oil during the run-in period, which is what you're going through now. It's hard to say whether your car is using too much or not. I suspect it's not, but if you are concerned about it have the dealer conduct an oil consumption test to determine exactly how much it is using. That's the only way of telling if it's too much or not.

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