To function properly, cars need to have their oil changed at regular mileage intervals. Currently, stickers are adhered to the inside of a car windshield with a mileage or date written on them to notify a car owner when the next oil change should be. When the car reaches the specified mileage or date written on the sticker, it is time for the oil to be changed. Because people often fail to check their sticker, the sticker is hard to read, or they simply remove it from the windshield for aesthetic purposes, this system is inefficient. A more practical system is warranted so that people remember to change their oil at the proper time. An improved oil change reminding method will benefit the owner of the vehicle because their engine will perform better and last longer. It will also benefit auto-mechanics as they will experience a regular flow of work in the form of oil changes.
oil change reminders, counter prototype
Northeastern University, Department of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Alsumait, Abdulaziz; Rocha, Adam; Kennedy, Dan; Baxter, Kirsten; and You, Sangwon, "Miniature Counter Device" (2007). Capstone Design Program: Mechanical Engineering. Paper 79. http://hdl.handle.net/2047/d10011572
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