What is Vehicle Engine Oil?
Motor oil, engine oil, or engine lubricant is any of various oils comprising different kinds of base oils enriched with additives, particularly anti-wear additive as well as detergents, dispersants and viscosity index improvers. The main application of motor oil is for lubrication of internal combustion engines. The main function of motor oil is to reduce friction and wear on moving parts and to clean the engine from sludge and varnish. It also neutralizes acids that originate from fuel and from oxidation of the lubricant (detergents), improves sealing of piston rings, and cools the engine by carrying heat away from moving parts. It is also worth to be mentioned that, almost all lubricating oils contain corrosion and oxidation inhibitors. We can briefly list the main functions of the vehicle engine oils as:
- Lubrication: Control of friction and wear by reducing friction between surfaces in mutual contact.
- Heat Transfer: To cool the moving parts and surfaces with heat transfer.
- Sealing: Prevent of leakage between moving parts.
- Surface Protection: Lubrication film supply a surface protection.
- Mass Transfer: Able to suspend and carry the particles from wear fuel decomposition, oil, sulfur and dust and so on.
Both gasoline and diesel engine oils are packed in different containers including:
- Drums (208 Lt.)
- Plastic/Steel Pails (20 Lt.)
- Plastic/Steel Gallons
- Steel Cans