Motor Oil Tips for High-Performance Engines
There are many things you could learn at the Auto Training Center, different forms of oil being one of them.
Oil is one of the most important fluids in your car’s engine. Of course, oil lubricates your engine, but it also helps keep the engine cool and reduces wear on the moving parts. Oil is important for any car engine, but it’s crucial for high-performance engines. In high-performance engines, the harsh conditions make it even more difficult for oil to do its job.
Synthetic vs. Conventional
Where does oil come from? Conventional oil is the byproduct of the decomposition of plants and animals that lived long ago. Synthetic oil is born in a laboratory. In either case, the base oil is mixed with various chemicals meant to improve its performance in your engine. Which one is better for your high-performance engine? Synthetic oil can withstand higher temperatures and pressures better than conventional oil without breaking down, so it seems like the obvious choice. Synthetic oil is also designed to allow engines to run much longer between oil changes. If you run a high-performance engine, you will be changing your oil more often. The shorter oil change interval means that your oil will not have time to break down before you replace it. In the end, whether you choose to run synthetic oil longer or use conventional oil and change it more often, the price and protection will be just about the same.
Keep Your Engine Running Smoothly
To keep your high-performance engine or any other engine running smoothly, you need to perform proper maintenance. You can start with these motor oil tips for high-performance engines:
- Use the Right Oil
There are many different varieties of oil to choose from, so how do you know whether to put 5W-30 or 10W-40 or another oil in your car? The best source of information is your owner’s manual because it will tell you which consistency of oil your car was designed to run on. It is usually best to stick with this recommendation unless you have a good reason to do something different.
- Check the Oil Regularly
One of the best ways to avoid damage to your engine is to keep a close eye on it. You should check your oil, water, brake fluid, transmission fluid, and power steering fluid once a month. Doing this will help you spot small problems before they become large, expensive ones.
In our world today, just about everyone needs a car. Unfortunately, most people don’t know how to maintain their car properly, let alone get the most out of it. If you enjoy working with cars and helping people, maybe you have what it takes to work in the world of high-performance cars. We can help you get the training you need. Contact us today to speak with a representative from the Automotive Training Center or fill out our form to request more information.
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