Tips on Protecting Your Car Engine

23-8-2017

There is no one-step miracle to protect your car engine and ensure its longevity and continued high performance. It will take a bit of effort and commitment to get the most out of your engine for as long as possible.

In addition to regular maintenance, it is very important that you follow the manufacturers’ guidelines in terms of lubrication, using the type and formulation of oil, grease and liquids they recommend.

Ask Total oil experts regarding the oil change period depending on the number of Kilometers the car made, the type of the car and the year of production. You should also remember to replace the oil filter - and air and fuel filters if needed - at the same time. Filters prevent any unwanted debris or dirt from damaging the engine.

Another important tip is to regularly replace any parts that are showing signs of wear and tear, before the damage is significant enough for them to malfunction or break.

Keep an eye on your cooling system and have it checked out should any overheating occur. The cooling system protects your engine and should be cleaned out at least once a year, with the coolant levels in the car checked regularly and topped up when necessary.

Regularly check for leaks. You are likely to smell any oil that is escaping, but a quick look under your car’s hood or the car itself every now and then will provide you with peace of mind and prevent a bigger problem from developing.

Remember to fill up your gas tank before it gets too low to prevent sediment buildup and ensuing engine damage and do not ignore any warning signals sent out by your car. A rapid response will help you avoid unnecessary complications.

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