What is Motor oil?
Motor oil, engine oil, or engine lubricant is any of various substances (comprising oil enhanced with additives, for example, in many cases, extreme pressure additives) that are used for lubrication of internal combustion engines. The main function of motor oil is to reduce wear on moving parts; it also cleans, inhibits corrosion, improves sealing, and cools the engine by carrying heat away from moving parts.1
Motor oils are derived from petroleum-based and non-petroleum-synthesized chemical compounds. Motor oils today are mainly blended by using base oils composed of hydrocarbons, polyalphaolefins (PAO), and polyinternal olefins2 (PIO), thus organic compounds consisting entirely of carbon and hydrogen. The base oils of some high-performance motor oils contain up to 20% by weight of esters.3
When you bring the car to the review?
Nowadays, the fast pace of life makes that we can not always afford to rest and leisure. So when the car comes to a minor fault, which in no way affects the ride comfort, usually we ignore it. Of course, much it depends on where there was such a small failure and whether it affects the operation of other mechanisms or systems in the car. But keep in mind that even a small problem can lead to much bigger problems. It happens that neglected for a long time fault can lead to more serious damage. As a result, rather than pay less for parts and replace them, we have to bear higher costs related to the comprehensive service.
Service and maintenance - why so rarely?
As you know, most of the people going to the car service decides to take this step due to the sudden emergency situation and still persisting problems with the car. Of course, there are also compulsory inspection of cars, but apart from a cursory check the performance of our car hardly anyone decides on a thorough diagnosis of the car. This is primarily associated with costs that have to be incurred in connection with the sometimes very costly repairs and replacements of car parts. Often the repair turns out to be also unprofitable, because it exceeds the value of the car. In such cases, the best solution would be to sell the car.