- It stops all the metal surfaces in your engine from grinding together and tearing themselves apart from friction
- It transfers heat away from the combustion cycle
- Engine oil must also be able to hold in suspension all the nasty by-products of combustion like silica (silicon oxide) and acids.
- Minimizes the exposure to oxygen and thus oxidation at higher temperatures.
There are many moving parts in an engine; the oil pump pushes oil through passages to all the moving parts. The oil is forced in between these parts to create a film separating the parts from each other. Without oil the moving parts would contact each other and within seconds your vehicles engine could be destroyed. You can check your oil by removing the dip stick, most gas station attendants will do this for you if you don’t know how to yourself. If you oil light comes on shut your vehicle off immediately this means the oil pump has no oil and your vehicle will not make it to a service station.
What would happen if I didn’t have oil? Well, the metal would become damaged within the engine and cannot be repaired. Be sure to check your oil regularly and have it changed approximately every three thousand miles to keep your oil clean.
In my opinion oil is the most important fluid in your vehicle and you should pay close attention to it at all times! However, I’m an extremely forgetful person so I make it a point to set a reminder in my phone for every two weeks to check my oil and other fluids so that I don’t run low. If you have any questions regarding the oil in your vehicle contact the Quicklane at Capital Ford Lincoln today!