By virtue of the term “lubricate”, the main purpose of a lubricant is to prevent friction by creating a gap or a kind of protective layer/film between mechanical parts in a vehicle. There are numerous types of lubricants that serve a specific purpose in an automobile such as engine oil, gear oil, transmission oil, and so on. It is important for the lubricant to be of high quality for a number of reasons.
The interaction of moving parts will wear them down over time. By using quality auto lubricants to lessen the friction between these parts, degradation is reduced. This holds true for the vehicle’s engine and transmission. The smooth interaction of components is the reason engine parts perform better and last longer.
A smoothly-running engine can operate efficiently on less fuel. This translates to less money spent on purchasing fuel, and increased savings for the owner/operator. Moreover, lubricants protect the engine from corrosion even when it isn’t running.
Less Repairs, More Savings
Quality lubricants are worth their weight in gold because they prevent costly repairs. Using low quality lubricants could cost you dearly. Low quality or dirty lubricants could result in sludge which will clog engine parts the way cholesterol deposits impede proper blood flow.
Even the best engines get dirty and require maintenance after a certain period or distance travelled. Regular replacement of engine oil following a timetable recommended by the manufacturer is therefore necessary for the vehicle’s long-term health and efficient operation.