Rub your hands together long enough, and you’ll start to feel a buildup of heat. The same applies to the components in your vehicle’s engine.
To work smoothly, they must work closely in tandem while generating intense heat. The harder your engine works, the more fuel it has to burn to compensate for the energy lost through heat and friction.
When this loss of fuel is repeated and multiplied through decades of driving, it adds up to a significant financial loss. Now the choice of minimizing this waste comes down to your choice of engine oil.
The right oil will reduce friction by lubricating contact points so that components don’t need as much energy to work smoothly. Using an oil with the right viscosity improves your engine’s performance, significantly extending its life.
So, what role does engine oil play?