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02/08/2017
This post is dedicated to learning the differences between synthetic motor oil and grease. You can also learn about the different types of grease.

Lubrication and Wear Protection for Your Vehicle

There are many types of lubricants that work inside your vehicle to help complete several important functions. Each different lubricant is designed with certain specifications that allow it to assist in the functions that each area requires. There are all kinds of necessary lubricants that your vehicle uses and the following list provides some insight as to what function is developed by each type of lubricant.

Motor Oil Is the Most Common Lubricant

This is the most common and most heard of lubricant because of its imperative need. Out of all the lubricants, it is the one that tends to need more frequent replacement. Vehicles require oil changes more often than the change of other fluids. This is due to the fact that the motor oil is more exposed to contaminants and it is always in constant use. While it circulates inside the engine it also helps to clean the engine parts and removes dirt and impurities that are the oil filter traps. If the oil and the oil filter are not changed it time filth begins to saturate both and it becomes counterproductive. The engine relies heavily on motor oil to stay protected against the different dangers that the engine recurrently faces. Heat, friction, wear, and many other factors all threaten the engine and motor oil always comes to the rescue. However, the type of motor oil that your engine uses plays a pretty big role. Synthetic oil is the most reliable type of motor oil and it provides the most durable lubrication and protection for the engine.

Synthetic Motor Oil

The engine relies heavily on motor oil to stay protected against the different dangers that the engine recurrently faces. Heat, friction, wear, and many other factors all threaten the engine and motor oil always comes to the rescue. However, the type of motor oil that your engine uses plays a pretty big role. Synthetic oil is the most reliable type of motor oil and it provides the most durable lubrication and protection for the engine. AMSOIL carries motor oil for every type of engine from your regular car to your motorcycle or dirt bike and even for your boat. Contact Hartmans Inc today to get the best synthetic oil for any of your motor vehicles.

Grease Vs. Oil Lubricants

Grease and oil are both lubricants but each with different functions. They are not interchangeable and it is important to understand that motor oil is created with the ideal viscosity to flow and reach the areas it needs to lubricate while grease is not meant to go anywhere else and needs to stay put lubricating that same spot. Motor oil and liquid lubricants need to circulate so they can also carry out other functions such as cooling and cleaning. Grease, on the other hand, is created especially to stay put and protect more external surfaces that are rubbing but that need static lubrication that withstands higher heat.

The Basic Grease Types That Might Want to Know About

  • Wheel Bearing and Chassis Grease. The suspension and steering joints tend to face lots of movement and friction. They need to have a reliable lubricant that is thick enough to provide durable protection. This type of grease is the most common type. Regularly greasing squeaky suspensions prevents excessive wear and allows them to last longer. Staying alert when you buy grease as this type of chassis grease do not do well in high temperatures and are best not used in wheel bearings with disc breaks.
  • High-temperature Wheel Bearing Grease. This type of high-temperature grease will provide excellent protection for vehicles with disk breaks in the wheel bearings. It does a great job at lubricating these parts and it can maintain its slick feel even if the grease begins to dry.
  • White Grease. This is another high-temperature grease but with a special quality: it is usually water-resistant. This type of grease is ideal for applications where there is metal to metal contact and it has the particular quality that it will not be easily affected by exposure to water. Greasing is an important part of wint caring for your vehicle and boat. Most boats require regular greasing and will need a reliable grease based on the conditions they face. AMSOIL carries an excellent Synthetic Water Resistant Grease that is ideal for situations where water is present.
  •  Electronic Grease. It is very important to have a grease that does not conduct electricity. Just like the name states this grease is designed especially for electronic parts or components where it is necessary that heat does not accumulate.

Grease and Lubricants for a Synthetic Oil Change in Wichita, KS

Using the proper lubricant can help prolong the durability of different vehicle parts but not doing so or utilizing the wrong kind can lead to an unimaginable disaster. Always consult an expert when in doubt. Call Hartmans Inc at (316) 686-1069 and let a professional help you select the best lubricant for the task.
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