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11/09/2017
If it sounds like your car isn’t doing too well in the morning when you warm it up then the cause could be you! Read this article to find out more about what warming up your car actually does As the mornings become colder and colder, so too does our routine become slower and slower. And while a nice cup of coffee is likely the trick to bring your routine back on track, it isn’t as easy for your car. While you may be used to ‘warming it up’ for five minutes, do you actually know what warming it up does?

How to Help Your Car During a Cold Morning Start

If you feel like your car is taking longer to wake up in the morning and you’re about to put coffee in the gas tank, STOP! Don’t do that! Instead, take a read of the article below from USA Synthetics which has information on what warming up your engine does and how you can help your car each morning.

How Does Your Engine Work?

Before you stop reading, don’t worry, this will only take a minute and you don’t need to be a mechanic to understand it. Imagine that, inside of your engine, there is a range of metal parts. Each of these parts is sized and shaped differently in order to perform its specific purpose. All of these parts work together to keep your engine running and your vehicle moving. While it seems easy enough, it’s important to realize that each of these parts works under high levels of pressure and extreme temperatures. If left to operate as is, each interaction can cause serious and often expensive engine damage. Not to mention you need to be without your car for a short while. That’s where your engine oil comes in. While you may know it as engine lubricant or even just motor oil, it performs one shared task. The task is to lubricate each of the interactions your engine parts have. This means that, instead of metal clanging and scraping against metal, it’s protected metal sliding smoothly against other protected metal. This fluid is the very reason why your engine can run for longer than a short period of time before it seizes. Very basic understanding covered.

Warming up Your Car

With the above in your mind, think about all of the tiny places and spaces which the oil needs to go. Around each cog, inside each nook, and up and around all of the twisting and spinning parts. As you can imagine, the fluid needs to be pretty thin to provide comprehensive coverage, especially if it is going to reach the number of intricate spaces inside your engine and between each part. That’s where warming up your car comes in. For car using conventional oil or even a low-quality synthetic oil, the act of warming up the car is actually the act of warming up the oil. Once the oil is warm, it can make its way into these spaces and provide full protection. Click here to buy AMSOIL Signature Series 0W-20 Synthetic Motor Oil and give your engine what it needs to get going in the morning. If you aren’t sure which is the best oil for you, speak with USA Synthetics at (405) 388-6170 to get assistance.

Hang On! Did I Just Read That My Engine Is Unprotected Before My Car Warms Up?

You read correctly. You see, conventional and low-quality engine oil has a tendency to thicken when the temperatures start to dip. When this happens, it can actually retract from the small spaces it once inhibited, leaving crucial parts of your engine exposed to damage until the operating temperature inside your vehicle heats it up and allows it to reach these places once again.

A Synthetic Oil Change in Oklahoma City, OK Can Help!

The best way to prevent this from happening to your car is to give your engine a synthetic oil change. AMSOIL synthetic oil has been purposed designed to withstand such temperatures, giving it the ability to maintain a consistent viscosity, allow it to remain inside these tiny spaces even as the cold weather sets in. Speak with USA Synthetics today by calling (405) 388-6170 to find out more about how a synthetic oil change in Oklahoma City, OK can not only help your engine start better in the morning, but can also help improve your overall engine performance. Alternatively, the online store has information about each of the products available to help you make an informed decision.
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