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10/05/2021
Several fluids play a crucial role in keeping your car working as expected. Thus, this post by Tarheel Synthetics in Sanford has listed the main lubricants for maintaining your vehicle in good shape.

As a car owner, you probably are well aware of the various fluids and liquids your vehicle needs to operate smoothly; however, do you know the specific functions these substances play in maintaining your vehicle? To help you find out, this post by Tarheel Synthetics centers around the purpose each of the top fluids plays under your car's hood.

Essential Fluids For Maintaining Your Vehicle

Engine Oil

When it comes to the purpose of engine oil, it's worth mentioning that its relevancy relies on several functions. For starters, motor oil lubricates fast-moving components to reduce friction-related damage and premature wear. Without engine oil, the pistons, crankshaft bearings, and other moving parts in your vehicle would be dry, rubbing against each other, producing grinding noises, and wearing down incredibly fast. Engine oil also supports the cooling system in maintaining the engine's operating temperature. To that end, the oil absorbs the motion-related heat while it circulates; when it becomes boiling and loses its thickness, it goes through the oil cooler to dissipate the heat. That way, engine oil also helps to prevent your car from overheating. Finally, it’s worth mentioning that engine oil also helps to keep your machine clean. Generally speaking, oil’s formula contains additives that prevent varnish or soot deposits on your engine.

Maintaining your vehicle is vital to ensure a safe and efficient ride. To that end, turn to the most efficient synthetic oil in Sanford and keep your engine running smoothly. Call Tarheel Synthetics at (800) 781-8840 ext 1, or browse AMSOIL's online store to find excellent oils and lubricants, like AMSOIL's Signature Series 5W-30 Synthetic Motor Oil.

Coolant

Did you know your engine's internal combustion can reach a temperature of 4,500 °F approximately? Now, about 33.33% of combustion energy transforms into mechanical energy to power your car; however, the rest of it becomes heat. Although some of it gets released by the exhaust system, one-third of the combustion heat gets absorbed by coolant. To that end, the cooling system's water pump sends the coolant throughout the engine block to absorb excess heat. Then, when the fluid is hot enough, it passes through the radiator to cool down before returning to the engine block for another heat-absorbing cycle. Besides preventing your engine from melting, coolant usage also keeps your engine free from oxidization. Keep in mind your car's engine has cast iron, copper, aluminum, and several other metals that could oxidate over time. To that end, coolant has corrosion inhibitors to keep these compounds from rusting within the cooling system. All in all, your vehicle could overheat or get rusty without coolant; therefore, this fluid plays a crucial role in enhancing your engine's life span and efficiency. For that reason, make sure to keep this fluid well-kept by referring to its required maintenance in the operator's manual.

Transmission Fluid

The transmission is a complex engine system that comprises several fast-moving gears. This system’s purpose is to conduct energy obtained from the engine to the wheels; thus, the transmission allows you to speed and drive through challenging conditions by providing rotational power to your vehicle’s wheels. Considering the complex set of moving gears that comprise the transmission system, it’s understandable why this engine compartment requires protective lubricant. Much like engine oil, transmission fluid is essential to prevent friction damage and wear within the transmission system. Keep in mind transmission fluid needs to be replaced regularly. If you don’t change this fluid, its condition can break, burn, and lose its ability to lubricate and protect the transmission’s moving parts; therefore, make sure to give it a change every 60,000 to 10,000 miles approximately. Also, keep it topped off by checking its levels and condition once every month.

Speak to the professionals at Tarheel Synthetics to learn the benefits of maintaining your vehicle with the top-performing synthetic oil in Sanford. For more information or to place an order, call (800) 781-8840 ext 1, or browse AMSOIL's online store.

Brake Fluid

Do you know what happens after you step on your brake pedal? Simply put, brakes apply a high-pressure force to send brake fluid to the brake caliper assembly; once there, the fluid's hydraulic power pushes the caliper's brake pad to squeeze against the wheel's disc rotor surface. This compression creates enough friction to decrease the wheel's movement to a complete and efficient stop. Finally, it's worth mentioning that brake fluid tends to absorb humidity; thus, if you don't keep up with its change intervals, its moisture levels might increase, and its boiling point decrease. In other words, the presence of water lowers the brake fluid's heat tolerance, leading to changes in its structure and issues with its functions. So, since you must rely on your brakes to stop your vehicle effectively, make sure to replace brake fluid once every two years to avoid moisture contamination.

Choose the most efficient synthetic oil in Sanford to protect your vehicle against premature wear. Visit AMSOIL's online store and find top-performing lubricants for your engine, like AMSOIL's Signature Series 5W-30 Synthetic Motor Oil. For more information or to place an order, call Tarheel Synthetics at (800) 781-8840 ext 1 today.

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