Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Engine Lubrication and What’s It For

The engine is the heart and soul of a vehicle. Keeping it properly lubricated will help the engine perform better and last longer. The lubrication system of the engine works to provide a flow to the clean oil at the right temperature. One of the primary tasks of oil is to ensure that the engine will not get dry. The other functions of oil are: 

·         Reducing friction, heat buildup, and wear by providing a shield between moving parts.

·         Absorbing dirt and other particles by carrying them to the oil filter where they are trapped.

·         Coating engine parts to prevent rust and corrosion when not in use.

·         Dispersing heat by reducing friction produced by moving parts and combustion of fuel.

·         Preventing wear and tear on engine parts.

The additives in motor oils can get used up over time, and the level of protection to the engine will be reduced. This is why it is necessary to have oil changed every now and then to ensure that mechanical components will continue to perform well. It is advisable to change engine oil every 3,000 miles or as instructed by the manufacturer. Aside from that, it also helps to clean the fuel injectors and check the other parts to ensure smooth operation.


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