Automotive

How to make your car’s engine last longer: 10 tips on lubricants

How to make your car’s engine last longer: 10 tips on lubricants

The care of our car goes through multiple points that we all like to attend: check and maintain the tires, pass the revisions at the time, take care of the exterior washing and putting a thousand eyes when parking, to avoid dents. We all like that the car is in perfect condition and that it is healthy inside and out. The use of a suitable lubricant, and follow a series of very simple tips will get our engine to last longer in good health. As we already know, the lubricant is essential for the engine to work, and choosing the most suitable oil for each engine makes the difference on many levels: from pure performance, through cleaning the engine and ending with its durability, oil Motor is one of the elements that we should pay more attention to Make Your Vehicle Last Forever.

  1. Attend the maximum period of time between two oil changes

The oil change is the best way to ensure that your engine will be in the best hands and always lubricated, clean and free of hazards. Motor oils maintain their properties for a certain period of time, depending on the type of oil, as is logical, and once the container is opened, degradation begins (due to contact with the oxygen in the air).

  1. Each oil has an optimum mileage after which it has to be renewed

In the same way that you have to make an oil change every year, or every two years depending on the type of oil and its quality, there are a number of kilometers from which it is not guaranteed that the oil has 100% lubricating properties. That is, if we go beyond the intervals of change recommended by the vehicle manufacturer, you may have lubrication problems. This is due to the fact that the level of impurities contained in the oil is very high, together with the wear caused by the use itself. You have to change the oil when you reach the mileage limit (and a little before you can too), or when the recommended period ends: whatever happens first.

If you do not have a trustworthy workshop, we recommend you try one of the TOTAL Rapid Oil Change (ROC) workshops, where they can advise you.

  1. Check the oil level periodically

With the engine stopped and the car cold completely, measuring the oil level is a good idea. To do this you must locate the tank and use the dipstick, cleaning it beforehand with a cloth, to then check that the level is between the maximum and minimum values. Do not wait to see oil stains on the floor, periodically check that level to be calm. If you want to see the process and have doubts, watch this video.

  1. If you fill oil in the tank, be careful

Remember that all vehicles need oil for proper operation. Perform the oil filling operation on your engine in a clean and comfortable way with our fill pack. If you fill the oil tank very often, it may be a sign that something is wrong and you are losing oil, so you should consider visiting your trustworthy workshop.

  1. Mix oils, good, or bad idea?

It is neither a good idea nor a bad one. In fact, the logical thing is not to mix oils, because it is the best way to maintain the lubricating properties, as well as those of their additives, controlled. If we mix oil of inferior quality, we will be reducing the global quality of our oil, logically. Therefore, the best advice we can give is that if we have to mix oils , which are of the same quality if we do not know or do not remember exactly what oil we are using.

  1. Too much oil in the crankcase is not a good idea

Oil, not a little, not much: the right amount. Too little means that it will not lubricate properly, but too much oil in the crankcase can mean a general increase in temperature, the cylinders can be splashed with oil which, when burned, will increase the deposits and in the long run it will be worse. The oil, in the right amount indicated in the manual.

  1. The engine oil turns black right away, is it bad?

One of the main functions of an oil is the internal cleaning of the engine, and in the combustion, process impurities are generated that cause that dark color that we perceive.

  1. Additives for oil, are they necessary?

As a general rule, you will not need additives for the oil , because the oil that is used in the official changes has everything necessary to extend the life of your engine. In addition, additives can not reduce the oil consumption of an old engine, nor can they restore protective properties in the case of a used oil.

Long-lasting oils, are they my option?

This type of synthetic oil of long duration is an interesting option if every year many kilometers are made. We think that they are oils formulated to last many thousands of kilometers (they can be formulated to last twice or more than a conventional oil), but if we do not circulate enough, it will not count towards us.

  1. The oil filter, that big forgotten

It is advisable to change the filter every time the oil is changed, however, the usual practice is to change the filter every two oil changes. The Low SAPS lubricants are products developed to protect the operation of the catalysts and particulate filters. The Low SAPS products of the EVOLUTION FULL-TECH range have been developed to achieve the maximum duration and optimum performance of these systems so that the maintenance costs of your vehicle are lower.

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