Wednesday, December 3, 2014

All You Need to Know About Engine Degreasers

It can be argued that engine degreasers are among the most important automotive dealer supplies that car shops and repair centers should have. After all, a great deal of the basic job that customers demand when they drive in for tune-ups or repairs is cleaning out grease and grime from their car engine. It’s the only way to improve engine efficiency and to prevent unexpected oil leaks from happening. While others still swear to using soda and kerosene for the task, these homegrown solutions are simply outclassed by specialized cleaning solutions.

Degreasers are best used to clean out unwanted elements in an engine’s most sensitive components, like the fender and the grille.  That said, it also pays to pick the right type of engine degreaser for the task, since petroleum-based solutions can eat away at an engine’s rubber and vinyl components when the solution comes in contact with the parts. In addition, some degreasers can also remove the waxy surface of any painted area of the car.

Thus, most mechanics and car owners prefer citrus or water-based solutions which are milder and safer, but don’t work as fast as their petroleum-based counterparts. However, things get a bit more complicated when specific types of degreasers are taken into account. For instance, ‘Gunk engine-degreasers’ are popular because they can be used to clean the toughest dirt and grime, as well as other parts of the car. Meanwhile, ‘super clean-degreasers’ are favored by other people because of their biodegradable ingredients. 


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