Without a good, high-quality oil, the engine of any car is doomed to rapid wear. The choice of engine oil should be taken with great responsibility. It is necessary not to forget that every year more and more of these products appear in auto stores, brands replace each other and we do not have time to navigate the situation. Before you go to the store, you need to have in your knowledge baggage some useful information regarding this product.
What are motor oils?Depending on what types of engine it will be used in, there is oil for engines for both gasoline and diesel engines, as they are divided into turbocharged and non-turbocharged ones.
Mineral This product is obtained by distillation and refining of petroleum. Mineral in turn are divided into paraffin, aromatic and naphthenic. For the manufacture of oils for lubrication most often use basic ingredients based on paraffin, for this purpose they have the most suitable characteristics. These oils need to be changed more often than others.The quality of this oil is desirable, so it is most often used in old cars.
Synthetic. In order to obtain such oils, a process of synthesis of certain chemical elements and compounds is carried out.
Motor oil characteristicsEach type of oil has its own technical characteristics, and the manufacturer imposes on them the requirements at the highest level. In order for the engine to work most efficiently, various additives are added to the oils, which improve the performance several times. The number of additives that are introduced into the oil, can reach several pieces at a time. All indicators are indicated in the product specifications. A car enthusiast should mainly pay attention to two components:
It is possible to buy engine oil at service stations, at gas stations and auto shops.
How often do I change the engine oil?Mineral oil changes every 5,000 km. "Semisynthetics" changes in 8 - 10 000 km, (depending on the manufacturer). Synthetics change from car mileage 15 000 km and above.
There are oils made on the basis of the latest nanotechnology, which allow the use of oil for more than 20,000 kilometers of the car.
The editors of uznayvse.ru advise you to be more careful in choosing the oil for your “auto friend” and in case of doubt get a qualified specialist help.