Why is Oil Important for your Car?

Have you ever wondered why oil is one of the features of a car that is always mentioned? Oil is one of the most important parts of your car because of the huge roll it plays in making sure that your engine internals run smoothly while you drive your car.

Oil is the fluid that helps to keep all of the internal parts, parts susceptible to wear, lubricated and running smoothly. Additionally, it helps to keep the engine cool by essentially carrying all of the heat away from all of the moving parts. Lastly, oil also works to keep the inner parts of your engine clean by working to prevent the build-up of sludge that would slow down your engine.

Today, there are two types of oil, conventional and synthetic. Conventional motor oil is the standard oil for modern cars and meets the specifications set by manufacturers to keep your engine, clean, cool, and running smooth. Synthetic motor oil is created to give your engine the most lubrication regardless of the temperature, more cleaning power, and a longer life. Both do the same tasks, but depending on your climate and mileage one may be a better option than another.

Your car is an important part of your life and much like your body, must be maintained to work properly. If you want to keep your engine running great, motor oil is a great place to start. If you have any questions about what motor oil you should be using, come on over to the service center at Hyundai of Seattle in Seattle, WA, and our staff can help to answer any of your questions.