Great Tips for a Healthy Engine

Posted on June 19, 2013 ยท Posted in Auto Electrical Repairs

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Cars are considered one of the best things that ever happened to us aside from electricity. It was then just a tool for human transport. But now, it’s become a luxury, a passion and a daily part of our lives.

For others, there can be no greater feeling than sitting down behind your leather-wrapped steering wheel and listening to the deep humming sound of your engine. The engine is the heart of the car, and to keep that feeling alive, you will need to maintain it in its prime condition. It doesn’t matter what brand your car is or how many thousands of miles it’s been driven, with proper maintenance you can keep your high-performance engine running like brand new.

Here are some of the most common causes for engine problems:

• Lack of regular oil changes

• Using poor quality oil

• Driving low on oil

• Overheating

• Faulty parts

• Low quality fuel

Tips on how to keep your engine running smoothly:

Maintain regular oil changes

There are a lot of moving parts inside an engine, so it’s a must that the parts are well lubricated all the time. Engine oil, even the most expensive ones deteriorate over time. It loses its lubrication and will eventually carbonize which could bring devastating results. Two things might happen. First, the friction increases causing mechanical wear. Second, the whole engine starts getting contaminated with carbon deposits which clogs the oil pick-up screen and the oil filter, thus, decreasing oil supply and further increasing friction.

Check and maintain your oil levels

As you drive, a portion of the oil is consumed by the engine and the oil level drops. Some may be caused by leaks and some amount of oil gets burned in the engine combustion chambers. Running low on oil increases engine wear, keeping your oil in proper levels will assure you of a long and healthy engine life.

Protect your engine from overheating

Radiator, thermostat, water pump and coolant are part of the cooling system of a vehicle. One of the best’s ways to protect your engine is making sure that you have the proper amount of radiator fluid circulating throughout your engine. Make sure the coolant is above the minimum mark but below the maximum level.

If your car overheats when there is a proper level of radiator fluid then it’s a sign that you need to take your car to a mechanic. A part of your cooling system may have a problem. Remember that there are three parts in the cooling system, so it could be one of those. The cost to find and replace a problem with the cooling system ahead of time will far outweigh the damage done to your engine if it ever overheats.

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