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You would be hard pressed to find anybody who can easily get out of bed and start the day as soon as their alarm sounds. However, this is essentially what we ask of our vehicles.

  When the temperature drops, so too does our desire to get out of bed in the morning. Often, the only motivation for you to pull back the sheets is the thought of a hot shower or a nice cup of coffee. Unfortunately, neither of these is going to help your car in the morning.

How You Can Help Your Car with Cold Morning Starts

If your car is struggling to get going in the morning and you regularly let it ‘warm up’ before you start to drive, Ace Hi Oil has a post worth your time reading.

A Quick Lesson

The best place to start is with a basic understanding of what happens under your hood when you turn your key. In order for your engine to start and keep running, getting you from A to B, a range of metal parts, all varied in size and shape interact. This interaction could include bumping, sliding, pushing, and even pulling. Whatever action is needed, these parts do it. And they do it very well. Of course, if you think back to your high-school science classes then you will remember that metal interacting with metal results in friction. Not only does friction slow down the interaction, when it comes to your engine, it also causes damage. Your engine is able to continue operating without damage thanks to your engine oil. This oil makes its way through your engine, coating each of your engine parts with a thin, yet powerful barrier of protection. Excess oil also continues to travel around your engine providing further assistance. Once in place, your engine oil facilitates smooth interaction, swapping a grinding or a scraping for a smooth slide. Click here to buy Signature Series 0W-40 Synthetic Motor Oil and keep your engine running smoothly with a synthetic oil change. To find out more about how a synthetic oil change in Fort Worth, TX can reduce engine wear in your vehicle, speak with an expert at Ace Hi Oil or check out the online store.

What Does Warming up Your Engine Do?

If you think about it, the idea of warming up your engine makes sense. After all, once you have warmed up with a shower or coffee then you feel better placed to take on the day. However, warming up your vehicle isn’t what you think it is and could be causing damage. If you are using conventional oil or your current oil is at the end of its lifespan, when the weather gets cold overnight, your oil starts to clump together around your engine, instead of coating each of the parts, as mentioned above. Once this happens, your engine parts are no longer protected and are susceptible to damage. In order for this oil to protect your engine and its parts, it first needs to become thin once more so that it can provide an effective coating. To do this, it needs to warm up. Which means that the act of warming up your car is actually just warming up your engine oil. This causes two problems.
  • The first is that, until your engine oil has warmed up, your engine is operating unprotected. When this happens and your metal parts start to grind against each other, they can begin to chip away small shards from each other. Over time, this damage becomes so bad that your engine parts need to be replaced, earlier than you would have expected. If your mechanic has ever mentioned the words ‘engine wear’ then this is one of the items they are likely talking about.
  • The second is your engine performance. The small metal shards don’t dissolve into your oil. Instead, they travel along with the flow of your excess oil where they can often become lodged in between moving parts. When this happens, your engine parts can’t do their job effectively, reducing your engine performance.

Reduce Friction Damage and Improve Engine Performance with a Synthetic Oil Change in Fort Worth, TX

The best way to stop this damage and performance reduction from occurring is with a synthetic oil change. By design, synthetic oil resists clumping during cold weather and maintains both its consistency and protective coverage. For a motorist, this not only means a vehicle which performs better but one which doesn’t need to be warmed up and is ready to go as soon as you finally make your way out of bed on a cold morning. To learn more about the benefits of a synthetic oil change in Fort Worth, TX, speak with an expert on the subject. Call today at (888) 459-9958 and trust in their expert advice.

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