Let’s Talk Lubricants

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It does not take a car or truck expert to know that lubricants are very important for your vehicle. If you are like most Americans, you know this, but you might not specifically know why. If this sounds like you, and you want to learn more about lubricants, than this is the article for you. Our team of experts has created a basic overview below.

Let’s Talk Lubricants

The main job of lubricants in a vehicle is to ensure that engines, gears, and other parts of the vehicle run smooth and easy. Lubricants help control friction, wear and tear in the engine, prevent rust, keep the system cool, and more. Some lubricants are created with additives that provide even more benefits to the vehicle. These benefits can include anti-wear, corrosion prevention, antioxidants, detergents, dispersants, antifoam, temperature control, and others. According to thedrive.com, the top three diesel engine lubricants are:

  1. Royal Purple 15W-40 Oil – Made from premium-based oils with additives to help give the engine a boost in performance.
  2. Shell Rotella T6 Synthetic Diesel Motor Oil 5W-40 CJ-4 – A heavy-duty blend to protect and clean.
  3. Mobil 1 Synthetic Motor Oil 0W-40 – Protects, lubricates and boosts performance.

With over 63 years of experience, four bulk plant operations and 13 company owned convenience stores, Bumgamer Oil is your local expert for all of your lubricant needs. Our service area includes Caldwell, Burke, Watauga, Alexander, Catawba, Lincoln, and Iredell counties here in North Carolina. If you would like to learn more about us, give us a call!