What is the role of motor oil in a car?
Engine oil is primarily used as a lubricant, while having a number of other functions that are important to the life and performance of the engine.
Indeed, oil can dissipate heat and makes parts run cooler, preventing energy loss and engine deterioration. Also, it can combat rust and corrosion while acting as a seal space between the piston and cylinder, improving engine performances. At last, oil additives such as detergents remove impurities in the oil filter. It can also clean existing deposits, preventing the engine from damage.
why do you change oil in a car
We can’t stress enough how important it is to regularly change your vehicle’s oil in order to keep the engine running smoothly. The latest generations of engines are extremely complex and require lubricants of a particular viscosity that contain specific additives. However, these lubricants have a limited life span, and if they are not changed regularly, a gelatinous sludge will build up in the lubrication system and slowly damage the engine. That’s because detergents and other additives in the oil break down over time.
Also, how you drive can have a big effect on your oil change intervals. Driving condition can be harder on your vehicle, such as stop-go driving, short trips, driving in very hot or cold weather, heavy loads and towing.
Depending on your vehicle, we have the right oil and related parts.
How often do you change your engine oil?
Your certified NAPA AUTOPRO technician knows the right type of lubricant for every engine, as well as the recommended oil change schedule. Generally, engine oil should be changed every 5,000 km or so. However, some manufacturers suggest longer intervals between maintenance and specify the viscosity and type of product to use, such as synthetic oil. Therefore, your manufacturer should have a recommendation for how many kilometres you can go between oil changes. They usually have a number of months between recommended oil changes.
Usually, your certified NAPA AUTOPRO technician will inspect a variety of other vehicle components during an oil change, such as a lube oil filter service, and provide a summary report.
Learn more about oil change from our NAPA AUTOPRO experts in the video below: