Choosing the Proper Motor Oil for Your Vehicle
We all value our vehicles and most of us schedule routine maintenance needed to maintain the peak performance of our vehicles and add to their lifespan. With that said, motor oil is typically known to be the mainstream blood of a vehicle and has a number of important functions it performs. The team here at Auto Clinic of Franklin want to share with our valued clients some of those very important functions.
IMPORTANT FUNCTIONS OF MOTOR OIL
Motor oils serve your vehicle well and does so in a number of important ways, including:
- Serving as a lubricant for all the important engine parts
- Helps to protect your vehicle’s emission system
- Contributes to enhance fuel economy
There are so many motor oil products on the market today that choosing the right one can be somewhat of a challenge and an overwhelming task. Auto supply stores, hardware stores and the average Walmarts, Lowes and Home Depots of the world all stock motor oils. However, if you choose the wrong one, there are definitely consequences to be had. The wrong product can actually do harm and damage to your engine over a period of time. For this reason, it is important that before you proceed with changing your vehicle’s oil, you make sure you are purchasing the correct oil for your vehicle year, make and model.
There are three various types of motor oil to choose from:
- Conventional oil, which is between 75and 80% refined crude oil;
- Full Synthetic oil, which is your standard base plus some additives; and
- Synthetic blend which is a combination of conventional and synthetic
There are also a variety of additives and antioxidants that are necessary to maintain the overall health of your vehicle and specifically detergents that are used to keep the high temperature surfaces consistently clean and the antioxidants that help to prevent oxidation which can result in thickened engine oil. There are also some specialized oils on the market that are specially designed for high mileage vehicles. These specialized oils have a component good for conditioning and protecting the seals to avoid a variety of leaks.
USING THE CORRECT MOTOR OIL BENEFITS YOUR VEHICLE
It is important to use the correct motor oil for your vehicle so as to get the most benefits for your vehicle’s engine type. Oils come with various weights and different viscosity levels, which are important to take into consideration depending upon whether you drive your vehicle in colder climates or warmer. For all these reasons, it is not hard to understand why the motor oil you use in your vehicle is, in essence, the bloodline of your vehicle which is why it is critical that you use the correct oil in order to keep your vehicle’s engine healthy and running well for years on end.
If you are in need of an oil change for your vehicle, or any other type of automotive repairs or services, then surely you have come to the right place. The highly skilled and dedicated team of automotive technicians here at Auto Clinic of Franklin is on hand to assist with all your automotive needs and, rest assured, when you venture on down to our clinic for a vehicle oil change our team will always use the correct oil. To learn more about the proper motor oil to use for your vehicle, or to schedule an appointment reach out to our staff today. We look forward to serving you and to providing you with the best all round automotive services this side of Tennessee.