Is the choice of engine oil important and Why?

  • Oil acts as lifeline of your vehicle. If you use any wrong oil, the engine will get worn out and corroded early than its age. When blockages get formed in the engine it leads to engine seizure. When you use Biomileager Premium oil in your car engine, your car will travel smoothly and you will get an experience as your car is recently serviced. This oil will surely cost you less than a tank of fuel.

Why is engine oil’s ability to cleanse given importance?

  • It is important to keep engine components clean to keep them in good condition. In case your engine components are dirty, oil won’t lubricate and protect the engine in a proper way. When the dirt gets settled, it leads to premature engine damage. Biomileager engine oil cleans and protects engines leading to improved performance.

Is it important to change oil and how often should I do this?

  • The oil of your vehicle and filter should be changed at or before the end of oil-change period told by your vehicle manufacturer. The time is based on distance travelled or time. When oil is changed on regular basis, it helps to keep your engine oil in best condition and offers more protection for all of your engine components.

What is the process of disposing used oil?

  • Used oil might lead to pollution and shouldn’t be poured down the drain. It is illegal to do so in various markets. You can take your waste to an official oil-disposal or recycling bank located near you. You can also take the help of your local recycling officer.

Why should we change motorcycle engine oil?

  • Engine oil may lose its properties as time passes. Hence, it needs to be replaced regularly so that your engine works for a longer period. It is easy to change oil and it also removes all the engine impurities.

What is the difference in a 4-stroke 2-wheeler and a car?

  • Because a dry clutch is used in a car, it doesn’t need oil. The lubrication of Engine as well as Gearbox is done with dedicated Engine Oil and Gear Oil respectively. However, in a 4-Stroke 2-Wheeler (also popular as 4T Motor Cycle) there is a wet-clutch, Engine and Transmission which is lubricated by a common oil. Additionally, the 4T bikes run at a higher engine rpm and power density as compared to the cars and are basically, air-cooled unlike car engines which are water-cooled. In simple words, the 4T Motor Cycle Oil needs to face higher temperature and higher operational severity as compared to a Car Engine Oil.

There are 4-Stroke 3-Wheelers that run on Diesel or Petrol or CNG/LPG. Can the same oil be used no matter what the Fuel Type is in the 3-Wheelers?

  • No you can’t use the same oil. It is strictly recommended to use a dedicated Engine Oil that suits to your 3-Wheeler.

How to change the engine oil in my car in a right way?

  • Empty the engine oil when the engine is warm. The intervals at which the engine oil should be changed are recommended in your vehicle manual. First remove the oil filler cap and then place a drain pan under the drain plug. With the help of the correct spanner, remove the drain plug and drain out the engine oil. Take care as your fingers might burn up due to the engine oil temperature when you loosen the drain plug. Be patient until the drain plug cools to a temperature at which you can touch it with bare hands. Ensure to wear moisture proof gloves. Recycle or dispose of used oil correctly as a good citizen.

How to check the Engine Oil in my car?

  • You should keep the engine oil at the correct level for proper lubrication of your vehicle's engine. The oil level should be checked with the vehicle on a flat surface. If the vehicle is on a slope, the oil level indication would be inaccurate. Ensure to check the oil level either before starting the engine or two or three minutes after the engine is stopped. Remove the oil dipstick, wipe off oil with a clean cloth, insert it completely into the engine, and then remove it again. Check if the oil on the stick is between the upper and lower limits printed on the stick. If the oil level is near the lower limit add more oil to rise to the upper limit.

What is the safe frequency of changing my brake fluid?

  • When in use, the brake fluid catches moisture from the atmosphere. After 2 years, it would absorb moisture to high level leading to decrease in its boiling point. Hence, you should change your brake fluid every two years.

What is the need of a coolant in a car?

  • When the fuel burns inside your car engine, lot of heat is produced. Unfortunately, only a part of it gets converted into power. From the remaining heat, some part gets rejected out of the engine through the hot exhaust gases, while the amount remaining after that heats the engine parts. A radiator helps to keep the engine cool and continue performing.
    Apart from this, a coolant offers the following:
    1. Offers anti freezing properties and boiling protection.
    2. Protects metals against corrosion.

How to change the coolant in a car in a right manner?

  • Let the engine come to a warm temperature (NOT HOT) and then open the radiator drain plug or remove bottom hose.
    1. Check if your car is parked on level ground with the hand brake applied.
    2. Check if the heater control is set to 'hot'.
    3. Replace drain plug / radiator hose.
    4. Remove radiator cap and use a water pressure hose to rinse old coolant
    5. Put recommended quantity of coolant into radiator. Add water until it is full and replace the cap.
    6. Run engine for 5 minutes. Check water level and add more if necessary.
    Every two years, flushing and renewal of your engine coolant is a must. Also, engine coolant changes are important once every year, if concentration is not well maintained. Most car engines have a coolant system that needs a glycol based coolant mixed with water. The glycol base acts as an anti – freeze agent and maintains the physical characteristics of coolant. This further continuously protects your engine parts from getting corroded and damaged.
    Note: Keep a track on radiator hose and fittings. A damaged radiator hose or a loose fitting will lead to leakage and overheating. Verify the pressure of the radiator cap. Track the color change of water drained from the radiator. It can act as an indicator of your engine's health.

How to detect the viscosity of a lubricant when buying it?

  • As per the SAE organization, an internationally accepted standard is decided based on the different viscosities at different temperatures.
    In this classification, a series of grades for engine oils is mentioned along with two subclassifications: one mentioned by a "W" which indicates the properties of the oil at low temperatures, and another without "W" which indicates the properties at high temperatures.
    Therefore, oils assigned with a number followed by the letter W (such as SAE 10W) or simply with a number (such as SAE40) are called "monograde" oils. While the oils assigned by the two types of grade (such as SAE 10W-40) are called "multigrade" because they have the ability of simultaneously bringing together viscosymetrical properties at both low and high temperatures.

When should the lubricant be changed?

  • The time interval between lubricant changes is different for all vehicles. This time interval is decided by vehicle manufacturers depending on the quality level of the lubricant, the vehicle usage conditions and the engine characteristics. Generally, it is related with two parameters: mileage or use time in months or years, whichever appears first.
    There is a built-in electronic system in some vehicles that monitors the status of the lubricant for informing the driver about the oil change.

Is it necessary to change the lubricant or just refilling will do?

  • Refilling the lubricant tank won’t replace a full lubricant change because it does not completely regenerate it.
    Basically, with use, the lubricant gets degraded and loses effectiveness. Once its expiry gets exceeded, its qualities get altered and there is no guarantee of protection of engine elements. Therefore, it is essential to change the oil on a regular basis.

Do I have to change the oil if it turns black?

  • The lubricant’s black color does not mean that it is not in good condition, but is an indication that it is working properly. During the engine combustion process, soot and other impurities get generated and the lubricant traps these.
    Lubricant helps to keep the engine’s internal components clean which turns it black.