If you own a car, chances are that you have replaced your engine’s oil at least once. While most of us know that this is an important part of automobile maintenance, few of us really understand anything more about motor oil, such as what it is and why it is important.
Motor oil is produced from petroleum based and synthetic non petroleum based chemical compounds. In an automobile, it serves to lubricate the engine’s parts. This is necessary because during internal combustion there are multiple parts in the engine that rub against each other producing both heat and friction. Without oil, or too little oil, engines will wear faster and can overheat. Benefits of a properly oiled engine