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08/28/2017

Your Motor Oil's Basic Functions

If you're not very interested in cars, you may not know what your motor oil even does. Even if you're not super excited to know how your vehicle works, knowing what functions your motor oil performs can help you keep your engine running more efficiently. To help you out, these are three of the main functions your oil performs.

Keep Your Engine Lubricated

Your engine is made up of many small moving parts that keep your car going. When these parts are in motion they can create quite a bit of friction under your hood. Not only does this increase operating temperatures, it can also cause engine damage. Luckily, engine oil creates a thin barrier between these parts, helping reduce friction and preventing these metal parts from coming into contact with each other. This means a reduced potential for engine damage and a healthier engine.

Maintain a Clean Engine

Your engine oil contains detergents that are primarily in charge of keeping your engine clean. These detergents help reduce the amount of buildup and deposits that are left on your motor. This helps reduce the amount of strain put on your engine, making it more efficient for longer. To make this happen, your oil also picks up contaminants that work their way into your oil. These are then trapped by your oil filter in order to keep your engine clean for longer.

Help the Cooling System

Although you may think your cooling system is the only thing that works to keep your engine from overheating, your oil also helps. As oil travels through your engine, it helps distribute the heat produced as it works in order to keep things cooler. This along with your coolant can help keep operating temperatures at a reasonable level.

Give Your Car a Synthetic Oil Change in Austin, TX

Because the functions your motor oil performs are so important, it's best to never skip an oil change. To make your oil change even better, be sure it's a synthetic oil change in Austin. If you're not sure how your car can benefit from a synthetic oil, contact AMSOIL Dealer- Carol Bell at (512) 658-0357 to learn more.
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