Engine oil services a range of purposes in your car's engine, including lubrication of moving parts, noise dampening, heat dissipation, and serving as a diagnostic tool for detecting problems with your vehicle's engine. Clean engine oil better absorbs impurities such as dirt, carbon, and metal particles and prevents the buildup of sludge in your engine. As oil passes through your engine components, it picks up impurities, which become trapped in the filter until the point when the filter needs changing. Engine oil prologs the life of the engine, and your car, by reducing and dissipating engine friction.
The frequency of oil changes depends on a few factors:
1) Vehicle mileage: The higher the mileage on your vehicle, the more often you should have oil changes done
2) Driving type: Highway driving is less stressful on a vehicle's engine compared to stop and go city driving. The oil in your vehicle should be changed more frequently if you drive in the city a lot.
3) Towing: If you use your vehicle to tow equipment, you should have oil changes done more frequently.
The Importance of Synthetic Oil
Crude oil is used to make conventional lubricants. It is extracted from the ground and refined to remove impurities, then blended with other chemicals before becoming the final product you use in your vehicle. Conventional oil always contains some level of insoluble and natural contaminants which ultimately deposit themselves on your engine. Synthetic oils, on the other hand, are typically man made (though sometimes derived from natural gas or alcohol). They are manufactured to be entirely pure, containing no engine damaging contaminants, and are more stable and tolerant of temperature fluctuations. As an added bonus, synthetic oil improves overall fuel economy and lasts longer, saving you money!
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