Engine oil is what lubricates a car’s engine, allowing it to run smoothly and last longer. Car owners must maintain a car’s engine by changing the oil and using the oil appropriate for their cars make and model. Every car comes with a “check oil” light and an oil filter under the hood. These components allow car owners to monitor their oil levels and add oil as needed without having to hire a mechanic.
Changing the Oil
An important part of routine car maintenance is changing the oil regularly. The necessary frequency of oil changes has become a point of contention among experts. The Engine Oil Bible maintains that engine oil can’t be changed often enough, but Nordic Group insists that, with the advent of detergent oils and multi-weight oils, some vehicles can go as far as 6,000 miles before needing an oil change. The best course of action is to check the owner’s manual and follow manufacturer’s recommendations.
An obvious benefit of changing one’s own oil is saving money, but oil change services frequently advertise bargains. If the “check engine oil” light comes on while driving, this is a strong indication that the car is running low on oil. A driver does not need a mechanic to add oil. However, if the oil light stays on or lights up shortly after adding oil, there may be a leak, and a mechanic should look at the car.
Why we recommend Synthetic Oil
Synthetic lubricating oil is refined, distilled and broken down to basic molecules to not only remove impurities but also to tailor the molecules to meet the demands of the modern car engines. Here are some of the key advantages:
- Cleaner engine – due to reduced wear and tear and better lubrication, your car engine stays relatively cleaner.
- Higher torque and horsepower – Less initial drag on the engine of your car gives you higher torque and more horsepower.
- Less sludge – Special additives in synthetic oil reduce the problem of sludge formation and accumulation in the car engine.
- Better performance at very low and very high temperatures – With better viscosity at both very low as well as very high operating temperatures, synthetic oil gives you the benefit of quick start and smooth running even in peak winter month.
- Better fuel efficiency – with an overall improvement in the performance of your car engine, the mileage that you get also improves considerably.
- Less evaporative losses – Synthetic oil in your car engine reduces evaporative losses.
- Protection of delicate turbocharges – With smaller car engines, the manufacturers use turbochargers to increase the engine efficiency and power. Synthetic oil prevents damage to these turbochargers.