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11/09/2017
Just like you need a little help getting out of bed during cold mornings, so too does your car need a helping hand. This article has information to help your engine get out of bed As the morning temperatures start to get lower and lower, it becomes harder and harder to get motivated to leave the house, let alone the bed! And while you may have coffee in your home to help you get started in the morning, giving your car the same treatment isn’t going to end well for your vehicle's lifespan and certainly isn't going to get you to work on time.

Give Your Car a Helping Hand During Cold Mornings

Instead, you likely start your car and let it ‘warm up’ for a few minutes while you finish getting yourself and everybody else ready. And while this practice may have had a place a long time ago, it can actually cause damage to you a modern engine. To help you understand more, Jim Ackney has the following post to offer.

What Does Warming up Your Ar Actually Do?

If you stop and think about it, it’s actually a strange concept. After all, warming your car up doesn’t mean that it’s any more comfortable when you get in or the seats are nice and toasty. So what does it do? Warming up your car is actually the act of warming up your engine oil. You may also recognize it as engine lubricant or plain motor oil. Whichever you call it, it does the same job, which is to provide a thorough protective layer of film inside and around your engine and its parts. You see, when you leave your car overnight and the temperates start to dip, low quality or conventional oil can begin to thicken. When this happens, the oil retracts from small spaces and tiny areas it once provided protection too. It is within these spaces where crucial engine operations occur. Warming up your car means bringing your engine’s operating temperature to a level where the low quality or conventional oil inside can return to a consistency which allows it to again provide protection, including the intricate spaces mentioned above. Click here to buy AMSOIL Signature Series 0W-20 Synthetic Motor Oil, a high-quality engine lubricant which has been designed to withstand low temperatures, providing your engine with a thorough layer of protection from the moment you turn the key. If you aren't sure which is the right product for you, don’t hesitate to call Bill Rigdon at (503) 329-9004 to speak with an expert who will ensure you get the right oil for your vehicle.

Wait. What? So My Engine Is Actually Unprotected Until My Engine Warms Up?

In a word, yes. If you are using a low-quality oil or even a conventional oil which has retracted from small spaces inside your engine, then yes, these parts can be forced to operate unprotected until your oil has a chance to warm up and reach a consistency where it can reach the intricate spaces in your engine. But this sounds like it could cause damage to my engine. Right? Yes, again! The purpose of engine oil is to protect each part from causing damage to itself and to the other parts in your engine. If these parts aren’t protected, then yes, it can lead to serious and sometimes expensive engine damage. This means that while you are warming up your car, you could actually be causing engine damage, leading to not only expensive mechanic repair bills but precious time without your vehicle while it is being worked on.

Help Your Car Start in the Morning With a Synthetic Oil Change in Clackamas, OR

When it comes to protecting your engine from the moment that you start your car, you can’t look past the benefits of synthetic oil and a synthetic oil change. From improving early morning starts to keep your engine clean and healthy, a synthetic oil change can give your vehicle the boost it needs during the cold season. Synthetic oil has been purposed designed to withstand extreme temperatures changes, giving it the ability to maintain its consistency and thorough coverage throughout your entire engine even as the temperatures overnight start to dip. With synthetic oil running through your engine, your vehicle is protected from the moment that you turn the key and your engine leaps into action. To learn more about how a synthetic oil change in Clackamas, OR can benefit your cold mornings, speak with an expert at Bill Rigdon at (503) 329-9004 or alternatively, check out the online store which has information about all of the high-quality AMSOIL products available.
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