Motor oil is vital to the performance and wellbeing of your engine. The main function of motor oil is to lubricate all of the moving parts on the inside and reduce friction.
Oil forms a thin film that fills the tiny spaces in between those parts and prevents the components - pistons, cylinder walls, valves, bearings, and the like - from making metal-to-metal contact with one another. Oil also has a cooling effect on your engine and helps to keep your engine clean. To do its job, motor oil (also referred to as engine oil) needs some help. Oil additives are chemical compounds that improve the performance of an oil’s base stock. They are included by the oil manufacturer to enhance lubrication, modify viscosity, clean engine deposits that can lead to sludge, and prevent corrosion. Whether oils are synthetic or petroleum based, nearly all commercial motor oil products contain additives. Those additives comprise up to five percent of the oil that goes into your engine. But what are the types of additives used in the making of motor oil? What do they do? And are there other additives that can enhance the motor oil used in your vehicle?
It used to be common to get an oil change every three months or three thousand miles. That is no longer necessary. Changes in engine design and motor oil technology have allowed for far longer intervals in between oil changes. Part of that improvement in technology has been the advancement of synthetic oils and the development of the additives that are included in motor oil. Without those additives, the oil in your car’s engine would become contaminated, break down, spring leaks, or fail to properly protect engine components across the wide temperature range that your engine experiences. Here are some of the most common types of additives included in motor oil.
Deutschöl Additives are available now in our premises, we cover most ranges from additives for Oil, to fuel, diesel system and others. For more information, please consult the E-catalogue and the additives flyer. Modern motor oil includes many additives to clean and protect your engine. But the high operating temperatures of modern engines, combined with the stop-and-go driving habits of many motorists, can deplete those additives. Without them, oxidation and other conditions will reduce your oil to a thick, black sludge that sticks to critical engine parts and clogs oil passageways. So, repair workshops often recommend additional engine products be added to your oil. Products such as Deutschöl’s engine oil supplement fortify the qualities of the oil you put in your engine so that it can do its job most effectively. When included as part of your oil change regime, DTO’s full line of engine products can safely and efficiently clean and remove contaminants and deposits, and keep your oil performing as it should until your next oil change.
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