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Car Engine Oil is a vital part of your motor... pay attention to your oil change schedules, check and top up your levels between services, choose quality car engine oil of the right specification and you'll maximise the efficiency of your motor and extend your vehciles life.
The most obvious function of car engine oil is to lubricate, but car oil also protects against corrosion of engine components and cleans deposits and contaminants that can arise as by-products of combustion. Engine car oil is also responsible for a large percentage of the cooling that takes place in your engine.
A few common questions answered:
What is a Car Engine Oil?
The primary function of an engine oil is to lubricate the internal components of your cars motor. However it also does a whole host of other tasks such as, engine cooling, by more evenly distrusting heat around, cleaning, using built in oil additive detergents, improved sealing, utilising the correct viscosity of the oil, and inhibit corrosion, by using the oils built in oil additive package.
What engine oil to use
You will generally find the recommended car engine oil grade / viscosity & specification within your vehicles handbook, or you can use our Oil & Parts Finder, you'll also find great advice on motoring forums.
Why do engine oil grades and specifications matter
Each vehicles motor is produced and designed around a certain engine oil grade / viscosity plus a very specific specification. Spec's are very varied to cope with the vastly different strains and stresses vehicle motors have to cope with (cc size, DPF, diesel & petrol to name just a few). Therefore to maintain your engine efficiency, life span and performance you should always stick with oil your motor was designed around (unless it is heavy performance modified).
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Within the automotive industry there is a lot of myths and confusion about certain elements of lubrication, fluids and oil. In order to cover, in detail, some of the most common things that are discussed by Opie Oils Technical Experts we have produced a collection of Technical PDF Downloads, some that Opie have produced and some sourced by experts within the trade that have given consent for us to share.