Automotive Lubricants is made up of a blend of lubricating oils with characteristics for use in different types of vehicles. Most modern vehicles, aside from gasoline, utilize some type of lubricant, most commonly an oil-based product. There are basically four types of lubricants: Synthetic Lubricants, Organic Lubricants, EPDM, and Spubricants containing petroleum-based additives.
Synthetic Lubricants have numerous applications. It contains no moisture, thus eliminating dirt and grease build-up that causes friction. All these lubricants improve the performance and efficiency of moving parts such as the gears in your car or truck.
The organic lubricants on the other hand are usually made from recycled petroleum. They can withstand high temperatures and are highly wear-resistant. Their ingredients are usually derived from crude oil, such as crude oil, natural gas, crude coal, and diesel. These lubricants have higher heat tolerance than their synthetic counterparts. They also resist wear and tear, and there is a considerable delay before any changes in friction appear, which makes them good choices for high-performance applications.
Another category of Automotive Lubricants is the tribology compound. This lubricant uses silicone to improve oil film wear and improve lubrication properties. Its ingredients are derived from a variety of sources including seaweed, talc, and chalk. Tribology lubricants are used in high-performance engines because of their additive properties, which reduce friction. Lubricants with silicone remain slippery when cold and can be drawn into the mating surfaces for added lubrication.
This type of lubricant has a lower melting point, and therefore it is commonly used in engines and other cooling components without any additional protection. Some examples include conventional oil and transmission fluid. Some additives are added to these fluids for the purpose of lubricity and/or to prevent metal depletion.
These additives include polymeric blocks, metal bridges, and greases. However, the main article type contains lubricants with low melting points and adequate viscosity for normal engine operation.
Automotive Lubricants provides several benefits. They improve the functioning of moving parts, thus increasing the durability of your engine. They also improve the life of your engine, thus decreasing your maintenance costs. They prevent metal fatigue, decrease oil consumption and increase gas mileage, among other things.