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Monthly Archives: July 2023

How Does Summer Heat Affect Your Engine and Engine Oil?

How Does Summer Heat Affect Your Engine and Engine Oil?

As temperatures rise during the summer months, so does the strain on your vehicle's engine. The scorching heat can pose unique challenges and potentially affect the performance and longevity of your engine. In today's blog, we will explore how the summer heat impacts your engine and engine oil, highlighting the importance of proper maintenance and care to ensure optimal performance and avoid costly repairs.   Increased Operating Temperatures Hot weather significantly increases the operating temperatures of your engine. The combination of ambient heat and the internal combustion process generates higher temperatures under the hood. Extended exposure to high temperatures can put additional stress on engine components, potentially leading to accelerated wear and an increased risk of overheating.   Engine Oil Thinning Engine oil plays a critical role in lubricating engine components and reducing friction. However, excessive ... read more

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