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16 December in

How Oil Works in Your Car’s Engine

Engine oil not only provides the lubrication that allows your car’s engine to move freely, but it also helps with heat dissipation and cleaning. Oil aids your engine’s cooling system by helping to transfer heat away from lubricated engine components such as bearings, pistons, rings, valve stems and cylinder bores during operation. Engine oil reduces that friction and absorbs some of the heat from those components. As it circulates through your engine, the oil picks up heat before traveling back to the oil sump where it is stored. Air flowing past the oil sump when your car is in motion allows heat to dissipate.

Engine oil is equipped with additives – friction modifiers, detergents, cleaning agents, and viscosity improvers, which serve to prevent the buildup of varnish and deposits in your engine.

Regular Oils Changes are Essential

Oil changes are an important part of your vehicle’s maintenance schedule. They help improve mileage, engine life and lead to fewer mechanical issues. Over time your oil will break down and become contaminated with dirt and debris from the engine. When this happens, oil cannot do its job and the engine will run less efficiently.

Learn more about our range of automotive engine oils that are formulated under the newest technology and are certified under the latest ILSAC GF-6 and API SP specifications. This technology is also good for use in the prior ILSAC GF-5, GF-4, and previous specifications.

KLONDIKE LUBE-LINK is our Oil Search Tool

It is important that you install the correct type and weight oil. Use our LUBE-LINK tool to find the right engine oil for your vehicle. Make your search broad to start with and narrow it down with the search filters.

Always follow OEM recommendations for fluid viscosity and API service category. KLONDIKE takes no responsibility for product misuse or misapplication.

KLONDIKE Lubricants Corporation is an independent Canadian company with oils and lubricants distribution facilities in:
Greater Vancouver, BC ● Edmonton, AB ● Winnipeg, MB ● Greater Toronto, ON ● Montreal, QC ● Moncton, NB