Car servicing involves performing all the checks and adjustments required to keep a car running efficiently and ensure a safe and comfortable ride. But a well-cared for vehicle is also a source of pride for its owner. Checking the condition of the engine and engine components is a vital part of the car servicing process. This is because the engine assembly is usually the most important and expensive component of a vehicle.
Let's discuss some of the important checks and adjustments that are normally needed to keep the engine running at peak efficiency.
Engine oil change
One of the things that should be checked is the condition of the engine oil. This is the all-important fluid that helps keep engine parts running smoothly by ensuring proper lubrication. When it is dirty or is in insufficient amounts, moving components of the engine won't be properly lubricated and they will rub against each other, leading to wear and tear of the parts. This will lead to engine failure.
If there isn't enough oil in the engine, a simple top-up will be required. But if the oil is dirty, it will have to be drained out and replaced with new oil in order to ensure proper lubrication of moving parts.
Oil filter change
If the engine is lubricated with contaminated oil, it won't be able to operate at maximum efficiency. The work of an oil filter is to catch or trap any contaminants that may be present in the engine oil. Oil filters get dirty or clogged with time and will need to be replaced so as to keep engine oil clean. Often, dirty engine oil is a surefire sign of an ineffective oil filter. An oil filter change is required to reinstate the engine's ability to run on clean oil.
Air filter replacement
Just like air conditioners, car engines have air filters too. This is because the engines have a fuel combustion system that needs to be protected from taking in airborne dirt particulates, such as dust, grit, insects, et cetera, et cetera. As dirt particulates build up on air filters, the capacity of the filters to clean/filter the air entering the engine is reduced. This results in reduced engine performance. Inspecting and replacing the air filter as stipulated by the car manufacturer's maintenance schedule, is a crucial requirement that must never be disregarded.
A well-cared for engine leads to better acceleration, better fuel economy, lower emissions, extended engine lifespan, and better engine performance, overall. For more information, talk to a professional like Blue Ribbon Motors.