Probably the most important property of oil lubricant is the absolute viscosity, which is a measure of the force required to move one layer of the oil film over the other.
Most popular questions
What is the best lubricant for my car?
What are oil additives?
What is Antifreeze and Coolant?
What is synthetic oil?
Synthetic oils are a blend of fluids and additives that accentuate certain properties (anti-wear, anti-pollution, anti-corrosion, etc.), and are appropriate for the most demanding and high-performance engines, and for extreme conditions (high temperatures, high pressure).
How to check manual transmission fluid (MTF)?
Transmission oil is a mixture of base oil and additives with very good anti-wear and anti-scoring properties and good stability to thermal oxidation. Manual transmissions use a variety of oils: regular motor oil, heavyweight hypoid gear oil or even automatic transmission fluid in some cases. Your owner's manual will tell you what your transmission calls for.
When do you need to change oil?
How to change engine oil?
Oil, which is fundamental for protecting your vehicle and ensuring that it enjoys a long life, is subject to particularly severe usage conditions.
It is therefore important to replace it on a regular basis so as to ensure that your vehicle is always operating optimally.
Oil changes are usually carried out by your garage mechanic when your vehicle is being serviced.
But you may also do this yourself if you think that you have the necessary tools and expertise.