The Role of Motor Oil
As a vehicle owner, you know that regular oil changes are necessary. Do you know why? Oil plays a few different roles, each of which is pertinent to the overall function of the engine. Motor oil is first and foremost a lubricant, responsible for ensuring that the many fast-moving parts in the engine can interact with each other without causing excessive friction and damage between components. Engines naturally run hot, and motor oil helps maintain a level temperature by absorbing excess heat and preventing friction, which can also generate heat. Along with being a lubricant and cooler, oil is also a cleanser that absorbs dirt, debris, and other harmful particles as it circulates the engine; these contaminants are then carried to and trapped in the oil filter. We will also replace the oil filter during a routine oil change service for optimal engine performance. Keep your engine running right, strong, and efficient here at U.S. Automotive in Springfield, Missouri, where we offer services for cars, SUVs, and trucks.