May 2

What Does Engine Oil Even Do?

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Motor Oil

Motor Oil is the lifeblood of your vehicle, you want your car to be healthy, and unlike a baby or toddler that doesn’t like to eat their greens, your car won’t ever say no to clean oil!

Here is exactly how clean oil benefits your engine:

1. MAINTAINS ENGINE LUBRICATION

Imagine all the moving parts in your engine, it runs at thousands of rotations per minute!

So fast that it seems seamless and smooth. But all that movement creates friction and wear and after a while, the oil becomes thick with contaminant build up. The once clean oil that was helping your engine is now making the engine work considerably harder without proper lubrication.

At this point, it’s time for an oil change to restore the lubrication and to keep everything running new.

2. DIRT PARTICLES ARE DEADLY TO AN ENGINE

Your engine comes across more dirt and contaminants than you may expect.

Although these contaminants are mostly small and microscopic they can still cause corrosion and your oil to sludge. Your filter works double time to keep your oil from becoming contaminated too early which is why it’s important to change your filter with every oil change.

3. IMPROVED FUEL ECONOMY

Clean motor oil allows your engine to work effortlessly instead of harder.

This makes your engine super happy! And it rewards you by not taking as much gas to create the same amount of power. It’s a Win-Win!

On average having clean oil improves gas mileage by about 1-2%. If this doesn’t sound like a lot think about it like a bonus. You would be losing 1-2% at every fill up not to mention dirty oil would also lead to costly repairs.

4. VEHICLE LONGEVITY

It all boils down to Preventative maintenance.

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If your car has regular oil changes your engine works considerably smoother. An engine that works smoother will have fewer problems down the road. Not to mention preventative maintenance is around $60-$100, compared to a $$$$ engine repair bill it’s an obvious choice.

Preventative maintenance also means a higher resale value according to the Kelly Blue Book.

If you’d like to read more on the importance of keeping your engine oil clean check out our friends over at SparesBox for their list!

 

CONCLUSION

There you have it four reasons on how oil is the lifeblood of your car and how overdue oil can wear out your engine leading to premature failure.

As always if we can answer any of your questions please post them below or give us a call at (403)-700-6471 or email them to Info@MobileLube.ca and we’ll be glad to answer them for you!

Till next time Happy Driving 🙂

-Team Mobile Lube


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  2. I believe that motor oil is the heart of a car. A car cannot go from one place to another in the absence of motor oil. It is very important to maintain a car’s fuel system. I clean my car parts regularly and keep enough amount of oil in it so that I do not have to face any sort of issues during the journey.
    Great article 🙂

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