What is engine oil used for and what are its benefits?

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What is the role of engine oil?

Oil – synthetic, semi-synthetic or mineral – is an essential element for the proper functioning of your engine over time. It allows in particular:Lubrication _Thus, it limits friction and protects parts against wear.The energy lost by combustion and the friction of the mechanical parts between them increase the temperature of the engine. The lubrication of the parts makes it possible to evacuate the heat through the lubrication circuit.

cleaning _

Engine oil also has a cleaning role. Deposits (dust or combustion residues) tend to accumulate in the engine. Without the oil, these residues would clog the engine and reduce its performance. The flow of engine oil constantly carries these impurities to the oil filter, where they are retained.

Corrosion protection

Over time,Engine oil can oxidize and no longer fulfill its anti-corrosion protective role.Engine oil also contributes to the sealing of the engine and in particular that of the pistons and cylinders. A protective film is deposited between the different parts and seals any play that may be created.Our advice:  The oil should be checked regularly so that you can change it at the right time. Too old oil no longer fulfills its role, which is detrimental to the general condition of the engine and its parts.

What are the main benefits of motor oil?

Above all, engine oil avoids costly repairs to your car. Without lubricant, the engine would quickly be damaged.

In concrete terms, a quality motor oil:

Ensures engine longevity.By reducing the friction of the parts between them and by cleaning the engine, the engine oil prevents the engine from becoming dirty and damaged. Mechanical parts last longer. The engine is therefore less fatigued and its longevity is increased.Ensures proper engine operation.An oiled engine runs better and prevents serious mechanical damage.

Reduces fuel consumption and CO2 emissions

Engine oil that is old or at an insufficient level causes friction that affects the energy efficiency of the engine, which increases fuel consumption. A high-performance oil also reduces pollutant emissions into the atmosphere.Choosing the right engine oil for better efficiency.It is important to choose the right oil for your vehicle and the local climatic conditions in order to take advantage of all its benefits. There are three types of oil: Mineral motor oil.Semi-synthetic engine oil

synthetic motor oil

To these types of oil are added various parameters such as the viscosity expressed in two distinct grades on the oil cans (“5w30” for example): the cold grade and the hot grade. These grades provide information on the fluidity of the oil depending on the temperature (low or high). Depending on the design of the engine, the oil must be rather fluid or, on the contrary, viscous. In order to choose the most suitable oil, it is advisable to refer to the maintenance log of the vehicle or to seek advice from one of our professionals.

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