Engine Oils

Lube Engine oil is much more than just a lube to make ur car go longer and better. Its the only demand an engine has apart from fuel, and more importantly is as crucial as the engine itself.

Fuel makes the engine run but the Oil lets it live. So both are as important as the other.

Its been long regarded as just a bare necessity for an engine. But try taking care of this part and your engine will help u clock 1.5 lac kilometers without a hassle.

Over the years synthetic Oil has emerged as a new weapon for the roar inside ur hood, but is it worth the xtra bucks?

Let chek both in detail.

Before getting ur car a new lube, do ur homework and try to chek these parameters:-

1. Look for the recommended oil in the owners manual of ur ride.

2. Chek for the SAE and API standards which are usually printed on the back of the packet.

A conventional code would look something like dis>>


Here SAE is the standard the oil maintains

The first set of numbers (15 in this case), represents the viscosity of the oil.

The alphabet (W here) shows the oils suitability for colder temperatures

& finally the second set of numbers (30 in this case) represents the viscosity at maximum temperature

Now synthetic oil is not an evolutionary lube, its just an value addition to the oil.

Basically it offers u nothing significantly more than conventional oil, but experts do recommend u synthetic if ur  ride invloves lots of short driving (starts and stops). It does function almost 15-20000 kms but so costs those xtra currency as well.

These charateristics should help u to choose “the one” for ur set of wheels…

Fully Synthetic :- # For fuel efficiency

# Enchanced engine performance and protection

# Quick circulation

Semi Synthetic:-  # Good protection within 10 minutes of starting out.

# Better than mineral oils and good time cycle (u neednt change dis often)

Mineral Oil:-            #Basic protection

# Needs to be checked and changed (if necessary) often as compared to the other two.

Note:- Let ur car idle for 2-3 minutes after starting every moring. This helps for the initial circulation and helps reduce wear and tear.

Also change the oil filters almost every time u change ur oil.


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