3 Things You Must Know About Engine Oil
First of all, if you are a driver you, for sure, know that there are a couple of things that an engine must utterly have to be able to work: Gasoline, for making the car work and of course, oil, to keep its parts moving. This could already give you a sense of how important oil is for your car. So, as an appreciation to the importance of oil in keeping the car’s life long, let’s dig deep into aspects you every driver has to know about it.
Without further due, here are the essentials every driver should know about the oil engine.
1) Oil Type:
Anyone who has a car, no matter whether brand-new or high-mileage one, went to the process of making a decision on what is the type of oil engine; mineral or synthetic. So, every driver has to know the distinction between those and choose wisely.
To put it in short, mineral oil is a part of an oil refining process that comes from the ground. This oil type is less expensive than synthetic oil and has been around pretty much as long as cars have been around.
Unlike mineral oil, synthetics one is more expensive, due to the chemical engineering included in creating them. Often, this oil type has more added ingredients to help the oil keep longer and cleaner. They also still have the mineral oil as a base but are engineered to provide for more miles to be driven between oil changes. It is also more reliable in terms of higher and lower temperature changes.
2) Viscosity Rate:
In a nutshell, viscosity can be described as the measure of a substance’s resistance to motion according to a motion of an applied in a certain force. In other words, it is how thick or thin the oil is. This is important to know because, colder starts usually require thinner oil at first, and correspondingly warm engine types need comparable thick oil not to disappear when the engine turns warner.
3) Changing the Oil:
For each driver, it has to be extremely important to know the process and time intervals of changing the oil, mainly because so many things are dependant on that. For a long time, the commonly accepted rule for the oil changing process was that it has to be changed every 3,000 miles (4,828 kilometers) or 3 months, depending on which comes first. Sounds pretty easy, right?
However, considering the developments in the performance and the design of engines, in addition to the progression in the oil technology of engines, the majority of cars are able to go farther between oil changes currently. So it is important not to only be able about the process of an oil change, but also consider how far your specific car can go without an oil change.
To sum it all, a huge part of being educated on the car engine and to be aware of the ways to make your car last as long and in a good shape as possible is to know the oil engine system and to know it well. Of course, more details are falling in this category then the listed ones above. That is why check out our other blog posts to have a complete understanding of your car maintenance.
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