A-Z of the car engine oil:
First, you should know that the car engine oil is a composition of a base petroleum oil compound and some additives such as anti-boil, anti-rust and detergents etc. and its main and most obvious function is lubrication and reduction of abrasion and corrosion of the components of a working engine.
The most important function of the car engine oil is to protect the engine and its components as well as to wash the engine and keep the engine cool. In other words, using appropriate engine oil is a key factor affecting the performance of the engine. Engine oil is accumulated in a container called as Cartel tray and is circulated by the oil pump.
It is noteworthy that the car engine oil has two major functions in the engine as bellow:
- Lubrication; and
Performance of the car engine oil depends on various factors such as the power, speed, alloys used in the piston, cylinder and plastic components etc.
Oil showing adhesive properties, is of reduced quality and therefore should be replaced.
One important function of the car engine oil is to transfer the generated heat in the engine to the environment in order to cool the engine and its components. This feature doubles the significance as well as the function of the product.
Major functions of the car engine oil:
Reduction of friction between car components
Lowering the heat in the combustion cycle
Adsorption of unwanted by-products
Reduction of rusting
Various types of car engine oil:
Mineral based oils
Artificial or synthetic oils
Semi-synthetic oils (combination of mineral and synthetic oils)
Oils obtained from optimization of mineral base
refinement based or mono-grade oils
Important points around the car engine oil:
- Type of the engine oil
- Quality of the oil