Now that I have your attention, have you ever thought to yourself why do cars need motor oil? I mentioned in last week’s blog oil and coolant are the two most important fluids in your car. While many mechanics compare an engine to a heart, your favorite mechanic in heels believes thinking of an engine like a vagina is a great way to teach people, especially women, the purpose of motor oil aka engine oil and why it is necessary to have oil running through your engine at all times!
The main purpose of engine oil is to lubricate. There are several moving parts to an engine including pistons that move up and down inside cylinder walls. I wouldn’t worry about the details of how an engine works, just know there are parts moving very, very fast and the engine needs oil to lubricate them.
Oil creates a slippery coating of lubrication so moving parts can move more fluidly. Without the oil’s lubrication, the friction in the engine’s fast moving parts produces so much heat, your engine will seize up, essentially killing it.
Have you ever noticed when you are due or overdue for an oil change, you car is running kinda rough? That’s because over time, as you are using your car, the engine oil breaks down and burns off, turns a dark brown color, contains gritty dirt particles and/or may be low in quantity. It is not at its optimum lubricating characteristics. Imagine how that must feel to your engine? Your car’s engine wants to run with smooth and full lubrication so it can perform at is best… like a vagina 😉