Oil is the lifeblood of your car and ensures that the engine remains healthy and performs at it peak. But is there really a difference between oils? Should you pay extra for “top quality” oil?
The short answer is “Yes!”. But you’d expect us to say that, so here is why:
Using low quality oils that don’t meet the specifications of your engine can lead to costly engine damage and increased fuel consumption. It will also void the engine’s warranty because manufacturers are aware of the consequences.
Top quality oils are design with better durability, doing their job of lubricating your engine better for longer. This helps to extend the life of your engine and keep it in optimal condition, which helps it to perform better. Especially when it comes to high performance cars, using the correct oil is crucial because the engines are even more precision-made and highly strung than a regular car.
Many high performance engines are designed to use a specific type and viscosity of oil. The viscosity of the oil is essentially how easily it flows, but it’s also known as the thickness of the oil. Using the incorrect viscosity will lead to the oil not following as designed around the engine, which can lead to serious problems.
Aside from the viscosity, the additives used in the oils are what make a big difference. One of the issues that can result from using an oil with the wrong additives is that they are not compatible with the materials in the engine, which can lead to serious failure. Low quality oils often use low quality additives, the wrong additives or no additives at all, which will lead to the same result. This is why it’s so important to follow the manufacturer’s specifications.
This other issues with low quality oils are that they break down quicker (meaning they can turn into sludge) and often have a much higher level of impurities, resulting in more wear to your engine.
We at Dodson Motorsport only use the highest quality oils recommended by each car’s manufacturer. This will ensure that your engine remains in excellent condition and performs at its peak for years to come. To book your car in for a service contact us now on 09 441 3635 or firstname.lastname@example.org.