Your engine is a big chunk of metal, inside which are numerous other metal parts that move about and potentially crash together. Here's a look at the basic ways oil protects your engine, as well as the fascinating sciences involved in ensuring your engine doesn't go bang
1. What exactly does engine oil do?
There are a few reasons why it’s important you keep your car’s engine topped up with oil. First and foremost, it provides lubrication to all the moving metal parts, ensuring they don’t grind together and cause unnecessary wear or too much heat. Oil also holds all of the nasty by-products of combustion. In the long run keeping your oil level topped up will save you cash on repairs, and will even give a very small improvement to your fuel economy, as the engine won’t be working quite so hard.
Over time, your engine will pick up dirty deposits, meaning it won’t last forever. If you’re wondering how often you should change your oil, check your car’s manual.
2. What does that alpha-numerical rating actually mean?
3. What's the difference between synthetic and mineral oils?
4. Synthetic oil is more than just oil
5. Adding metal to the oil reduces friction
6. Magnetic particles reduce wear
To find the answers to the rest of these questions, check out the full article at carthrottle.com.