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Are Engine Oil Additives Beneficial?

Motor oil has a purpose for your vehicle. It reduces friction, lubricates your engine parts, and greatly reduces the likelihood of engine grime and residue. Additives, on the other hand, are the chemical compounds in the oil that are added for the sole purpose of optimized performance and can come as part of the oil or be added in at the consumer's discretion.

Without additives, oil can burn much faster than expected, which decreases its own life and adds wear and tear to your engine. Plus, as your oil burns, these essential additives can get lost, which is one of the main reasons to consider putting in an additive anytime between oil changes. There are some considerations when it comes to making your choice, and doing some research is beneficial.

One is the warranty that comes with your car. This is something you should read before considering what should or should not be included in your engine's motor oil. A good balance of the right type of oil with the correct additives can keep a suitable balance that's necessary to keep your engine running. Upsetting this delicate balance can also affect the warranty of your car in that it may not cover any damages that may result.

Mileage and the age of your vehicle are your other considerations for which oil and additive you should choose. Once the miles increase, you may be adding wear and tear to your engine, and this greatly impacts your vehicle's overall performance. Choosing the right additives should begin with deciding what kind of motor oil you need, and this is a question to ask your car repair technician when getting your oil changed.

Fortunately, our shop has every bit of knowledge you need for your routine oil change. Our professionals will consult your manufacturer's recommendations on what works best for your vehicle. They can tell you if you need any additives or recommend the right kind of oil for your car's engine. If you have any questions about your next oil change, simply call our repair shop today. Our experts will be happy to assist you with your concerns.