Think all oils are created equal? If you do, you would be wrong. Your car knows the difference and using the wrong oil might do damage to your engine. Take a look at motor oils and maintaining your car with Castrol EDGE.
What does motor oil do in your car?
Simply put, motor oil provides a protective layer over every internal part of your engine, keeping it in a good condition for longer.
Friction is caused when engine parts rub against each other, resulting in wear and possible damage. Oil, by covering engine parts, reduces friction and prevents damage. Motor oil also suspends particles of combustion soot and fights high temperature oxidation.
Car manufacturers specify what oil you should use in their engines. Inspect your handbook or owner’s manual for this recommendation.
What makes Castrol EDGE different?
The Titanium Fluid Strength Technology of Castrol EDGE has proved to double the film strength of the oil. This improves the protection of the metal engine parts and reduces friction even further.
How do I know which oil the manufacturer has approved?
As mentioned above, car manufacturers define the correct oil specification for your engine. Industry standards are defined by the American Petroleum Institute and European Automobile Manufacturers Association who publish a series of performance standards periodically.
To keep your vehicle’s warranty, it is important to ensure that you adhere to the manufacturer’s guidelines for oil specifications.
What does Castrol EDGE do?
Many leading car manufacturers recommend Castrol EDGE as their cars leaving the factory floors are already topped up with Castrol EDGE. Inspect the back of the bottle to ensure you’re using the correct Castrol EDGE for your car.
Why you need to change the oil
Oil is constantly subjected to the stresses inside the engine. This includes heat, chemicals, particulates and water made during combustion, as well as tremendous forces and speed.
Manufacturers balance such stresses against the oil they recommend, advising the appropriate oil drain intervals to offer the right protection and performance. You will find the manufacturer’s recommended drain interval in your vehicle’s handbook.
It is important to replace the oil filter at the same time as the oil change. It collects all the dirt and by-products of combustion that are trapped in the oil as it moves around the engine.
How does Castrol EDGE help?
In addition to the strength of the Titanium Fluid Strength™ technology system, Castrol EDGE also surpasses the required standard in manufacturer and industry tests. As a result, friction and contact between metal surfaces is reduced. What’s more, Castrol EDGE reacts under pressure, giving you the confidence to demand maximum performance from your engine.
Why you should check the oil level
Different cars consume motor oil at different rates. No matter what the consumption rate, driving with low oil levels increases the stress on the oil and can shorten the life of both the engine and the oil.
Checking the oil level is easily done using the dipstick located under the bonnet. Your owner’s manual will advise the best method for checking the oil level. Most modern vehicles have an electronic oil level sensor indicating when the level is getting low.
Why oil needs to be strong
Car manufacturers are able to produce more powerful and efficient engines than ever before thanks to constantly improving technology. This has nearly doubled the engine pressures which causes more stress on your oil.
In many cases, the only thing standing between metal surfaces in your engine is the oil and it needs to be strong to ensure that your engine is protected and your car runs smoothly.