Like the human body, your engines performs at its best when properly taken care of. Care of the engine starts with a regular check and change of your car engine oil and its component the oil filter.
What is an engine oil and what role does it play in your car engine?
- First your engine oil serves the purpose of a cleaner to your car engine. The engine oil gets particles and debris from your car engine crank case and oil galley. Some of the engine oils have detergent properties in them thus cleaning all moving engine parts.
- The second role it plays is that of a It keeps the actively moving parts of the engine moist and protects against heats that come from a friction caused by the different moving parts of the engine. Its recommended that engine oils be changed every 3months or upon every 3500-5000 miles driven.
- The engine oil is a Its ability to moisten or lubricate the different moving parts of the engine keeps heat away from the moving parts.
- A major component of the engine oil system is the oil filter. A corresponding change of the oil filter whenever engine oil change is made is highly recommended. The oil filter works to filter particles that result from wear of the moving engine parts. This oil filter isolates debris found in the engine oil so allowing the particles and debris buildup would make the oil filter get clogged and thus stop the work for which it was meant for. This would pose a serious problem to the entire engine.
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