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    what‘s the meaning of this sentence?

    "You can get an oil change for a car"
    Is it the same meaning with this sentence "Most gas stations don't have the proper equipment to lubricate electric cars."?
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    Re: what‘s the meaning of this sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by heyuting View Post
    "You can get an oil change for a car"
    Is it the same meaning with this sentence "Most gas stations don't have the proper equipment to lubricate electric cars."?
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    No. To lubricate a car is not the same as to change the oil.

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    Re: what‘s the meaning of this sentence?

    An "oil change" involves removing all the oil from the sump of a car, cleaning out the sump (normally) and then replacing the old oil with brand new, clean oil.

    I don't know anything about electric cars but I imagine the working parts need to be lubricated in the same way that any mechanism needs to be lubricated. That may well be with oil but I doubt it's the same sort of oil and "to lubricate" doesn't mean the same as "to change the oil".

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