Engine oil is what lubricates a car’s engine, allowing it to run smoothly and last longer. Car owners must maintain a car’s engine by changing the oil and using the oil appropriate for their cars make and model. Every car comes with a “check oil” light and an oil filter under the hood. These components allow car owners to monitor their oil levels and add oil as needed without having to hire a mechanic.
Changing the Oil
An important part of routine car maintenance is changing the oil regularly. The necessary frequency of oil changes has become a point of contention among experts. The Engine Oil Bible maintains that engine oil can’t be changed often enough, but Nordic Group insists that, with the advent of detergent oils and multi-weight oils, some vehicles can go as far as 6,000 miles before needing an oil change. The best course of action is to check the owner’s manual and follow manufacturer’s recommendations.
Why is it important?
Maintaining clean engine oil is essential in protecting your motor from friction and heat. High engine temperatures caused by stop and go driving conditions lead to the oil’s gradual breakdown, leaving deposits in the oil and fuel injectors and combustion chambers.
How can we help?
Eliminate the build-up of fuel and oil deposits between oil changes by installing:
- BG MOA®, a premium engine oil additive with deposit inhibitors