The New Killer of the Modern Engine is Sludge
When oil starts to break down, it is increasingly less able to do the hard work of lubricating the engine. The oils numerous additives and detergents evaporate, lose potency, or are simply used up. Dirty oil can no longer remove and prevent harmful gunk. Impotent oil allows sludge build-up, comprised of unburned and partially burnt fuel, metal fragments from wear and dirt that find their way into the engine. Deposits of dirt and debris are carried through the oil until they find somewhere to settle, restricting or blocking the surrounding oil flow, which causes increased engine wear. Thick and gummy deposits are formed and harden once they settle. Once a blockage spot is established, new build-up will settle on top of it instead of allowing the oil to flow around it. Prime targets for deposits include the fuel injectors, piston rings and valves, all of which will interfere with the engines operation.
Oil does more than just lubricate, it’s the blood for your engine.
It circulates through the engine and separates and lubricates moving parts.
Reduces engine wear and prevents deposits from forming on internal engine components. Oil cools engine parts and protects the engine over a wide temperature range.
Ignoring or stretching oil service intervals can be a costly mistake.
The ever widening gaps between scheduled servicing has given the average car owner the belief that the engine will be fine if services are overlooked or extended. We highly recommend that your vehicle has an oil change every 6 months or 7500 km’s whichever occurs first.
Keep your car healthy and happy.