All you need to know about engine oil

Some useful tips here on engine oil including why it’s so important to have right oil and the benefits of using Multigrade.

Most motorists know the importance of checking their cars oil level regularly, but making sure you’re using the right type of oil for your engine is just as crucial. Oil is your engines best friend, preventing dirt from building up and reducing acids which could cause corrosion. It also ensures everything is kept well lubricated, so that all those metal surfaces dont grind together and wear out, and it helps keep your engine water-tight too.

When choosing the best kind of oil for your car, there are several factors you need to consider. One of the most important of these is oil viscosity.

This basically means how thick the oil you use is. So, for example, syrup is thick and flows slowly, and so is more viscous than milk, which is much thinner and pours quickly.

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Andrew Kirkley

Director at OSV Ltd
Andrew enjoys: Movies and travelling to new cities to explore different cultures.

Andrew has been in the motor trade for over 20 years. What he enjoys most about his job is the team spirit and the dedication of his work colleagues. He also appreciates the teams input in the improvement of the company.
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