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Car Engine Lubricants- Top Management Tips

Car engine lubricants/oil keeps your engine running smoothly and reduces friction by lubricating parts such as pistons that rub against cylinder walls and taking away the debris caused by the same. In the process, the engine oil also takes away the heat from areas inside the engine where the coolant cannot reach. Due to this, your vehicle is able to return the amazing acceleration, top speed and fuel economy for which you chose it over other cars

Changing the engine oil on a routine basis ensures your car’s engine keeps running smoothly. It is not all about when to change the engine oil. What matters equally is the type of the engine oil that needs to go in place of the used engine oil.

You have to know how to choose the right engine oil inorder to avoid catastrophic damage to your vehicle’s engine. One of the determinants which is identifying the engine oil’s viscosity which refers to how readily it flows when subjected to extreme temperatures. The engine oil’s viscosity, as recommended by the OEM, can be found in a car’s owner manual too and has to be strictly adhered to.

Every routine service of your vehicle has engine oil change as a task. With prolonged use, it becomes useless the engine oil starts losing its viscosity and lubrication properties. If you drive smoothly with fewer speed changes, the vehicle service intervals are spaced nicely enough for the engine oil to be replaced. Needless to say, those who drive at different speeds and are generally abusive of the car may need to get the engine oil replaced earlier than needed. Storage is yet another exception.

Other car engine oil tips

Use manufacturer’s recommendations: Using your car’s maintenance guide, get instructions on which oil/lubricants to use, viscosity level, and any other requirements that your car may have.

Use certified brands: Ensure that the lubricant is from a certified manufacturer and those that keep evolving with technological advancements.

Always read the label:  If you are purchasing from a certified brand, the manufacturer will usually give detailed information of the products and which it’s usage. Plus, you can always seek advice form the dealer you’re purchasing from.

Also read Tips for Choosing The right Oil

 

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Engine Maintenance – For a Long Lasting Car

How well your car engine is built and how well it is driven will determine how long it will last? It all comes down to engine maintenance. Auto parts aren’t built to last forever, but by applying the correct preventative measures during routine maintenance, you can be assured of the parts lasting in good shape for a long time especially the engine. To prevent some of the common engine problems one has to know them first in order to know how to deal with them.

Regular oil changes

One of the most common is lack of regular oil changes. It is important to change an engine’s oil regularly and to make sure that change happens before the oil gets too dirty so as to keep the fluids the engine requires clean and fresh.

Overheating

The other, is overheating. There are two main ways to check to see if your car is overheating: one is if the oil pressure is low. A hot engine is something you want to avoid as well. Heat wears down vital components, so make sure that the cooling system works well too and get yourself a coolant for any coolant leaks in the engine compartment as this is a very common cause of overheating.

Air Filter

Change your air filter at the recommended intervals. A dirty air filter can restrict air supply to your engine, causing sluggishness and lack of power. An old air filter can actually collapse or rip through, allowing unfiltered air, dust and other debris into the engine, causing it to wear faster. This is easy as it can also be changed at home.

Of course, some parts are designed to wear out, like an oil filter or brake pads. The good news is that they aren’t too expensive and, even though they wear out relatively quickly, most car owners don’t mind. When an expensive part wears out, however, the car’s owner has to calculate if it’s worth replacing or if it would just be a better idea to get a new car. A car’s engine is one of its most expensive and most important parts.

Also read on Car Maintenance Tips.

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