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Important Things to Know About Engine Oil

Your vehicle's engine oil goes mostly unnoticed as you make your way through your daily routine. Even though it isn't something you think about every day as you hop into your vehicle on your way to work, it plays a large role in your car's function and efficiency. Nortoil LLC in Tampa wants to help you understand the importance of your motor oil and why regular oil changes are absolutely necessary.

What Does Motor Oil Do?

If you aren't a car enthusiast or if you just don't really understand much about the way car components work, chances are you don't pay much attention to your motor oil. One of the most important things you can do for your vehicle is getting regular oil changes. The oil in your vehicle happens to be one of its basic bloodlines. It keeps your motor healthy and running stronger for longer while preventing damaging wear. Nortoil LLC in Tampa has some basic facts to help you get to know the functions of your motor oil better.

Prevents Corrosion and Rust

Motor oils carry additives that give your engine parts extra protection and lubrication. Over time your motor oil will begin to oxidize and evaporate. As this happens, it can cause corrosion and rust to form on your engine. The additives in your motor oil can help prevent this unwanted corrosion from taking place. Since oxidation is more common at higher temperatures it's important that your vehicle uses an oil that will protect it better in extreme temperatures. AMSOIL's synthetic oils can do just that, not only in the heat, but also in freezing temperatures.

Keeps Your Engine Clean

A clean engine is also a more efficient engine. Your motor oil can help keep your engine clean by preventing sludge and deposits from forming on it. The additives in your oil play a large part in helping maintain your engine clean as it flows through the different components. By preventing buildup and sludge on your engine, your oil makes basic functions easier on your motor and allows it to perform more efficiently. It goes without saying that maintaining your engine clean will allow it to have a longer and healthier life.

Protects Your Engine

Motor oil is commonly recognized for its ability to keep you motor lubricated and protected. As it flows, your motor oil helps reduce friction between the various metal components working in your engine. Your motor oil acts a barrier between these constantly moving parts and stops them from coming into contact with each other. By reducing the amount of metal-to-metal contact and preventing friction in your engine, your motor oil can help reduce wear, damage and high temperatures under your hood.

Cools Your Engine

Your vehicle has a cooling system that is supposed to keep temperatures under your hood manageable and safe for your vehicle. While the cooling system does just that if it is working properly, it also gets help from your oil. As mentioned previously, your motor oil can help keep your engine cooler by reducing the amount of friction in your engine. It also helps keep the lower-engine cool as it flows through its components. It does this by carrying away the normal heat produced by your engine as it runs.

The Importance of Regular Oil Changes

It's quite common for most people to put off getting an oil change even though it's at the top of their to do list. Since your oil is such an important factor in your engine's performance, remember that waiting too long between oil changes can mean trouble. We have some useful facts to help you fully understand the importance of timely oil changes.

Protect Your Engine

As previously mentioned, your vehicle's motor oil does a lot to protect your engine and keep it running well. It helps lubricate parts, reduces friction, keeps your engine clean and maintains it cool. Your oil can only perform these functions well if it is still in good condition. Over time, your oil may lose some of its fluidity as it oxidizes and evaporates. As this happens, your oil will lose its consistency and turn into a thicker substance. As it becomes thicker, it will flow less efficiently, leave engine parts exposed and leave behind sludge. When your oil reaches this stage, it's no longer properly protecting your engine. You shouldn't wait for your oil to get to this stage and instead get your oil changed regularly.

Regular Maintenance

Changing your oil and checking it should be a part of your vehicle's regular maintenance schedule. It's a good idea to keep an eye on your oil, especially during seasons when temperatures reach extreme highs or lows. Taking your car into the shop for an oil change can also help you stay on top of other maintenance tasks. A professional can take a look at your oil filter, belts, hoses and other items and let you know if there is a problem. During an oil change, a professional can also take a look under your car, an area that rarely gets inspected, and point out any areas that look like they might have issues. You can also use your scheduled oil changes as a reminder to perform regular maintenance and inspections on other parts of your vehicle. When your next oil change pops up on your calendar, take it as a reminder to also check your tires, lights, fluids and windshield wipers.

Avoid Costly Repairs

Keeping up with oil changes can help prevent issues in your engine and save you money. Oil changes tend to be very affordable, especially when you consider all they do for your engine. If you put off getting your oil changed regularly the thickening oil, more common when using conventional oils, can cause deposits, rust and corrosion on your engine. Beyond that, the oil can actually start to clog your engine. These issues can strain your engine and make it work less efficiently. Over time, the issues will be so bad that you might have to get your engine professionally cleaned. Keep in mind that professional engine cleanings and replacing worn out parts can be quite expensive. Avoid wasting money on engine issues by keeping up with regular oil changes.

How Often Should You Get an Oil Change?

It is often said that an oil change should be performed every 3,000 miles or every three months. While this has been the industry standard for some time, it may not hold true for every vehicle. How often you need your oil changed will depend on various factors that include the type of oil you use, the amount of driving you do, weather conditions, road conditions and if you haul heavy items. Stop-and-go traffic, dusty roads and high temperatures can cause more strain on your engine and will require that you change your oil more often. If you use a synthetic oil, you can get away with having your oil changed less often. Synthetic oils hold onto their consistency better in all types of weather and will maintain their fluidity for longer. If you're interested in trying out a synthetic oil,  AMSOIL oil provides great  synthetic oil options for your vehicle. It's important that you get to know your car and understand when it needs an oil change because there isn't a standard answer that fits all vehicles.

Synthetic Oil in Tampa, FL

If you're looking for the best synthetic oil in Tampa, FL contact Nortoil LLC in Tampa. We are stocked with the best AMSOIL Oil for your vehicle, so we can help you take care of your vehicle's synthetic oil needs.
(206) 713 - 1045

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Lakeland, FL 33809 
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