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Why is it important to use the right oil for your engine?

Updated: Nov 15, 2022

Any combustion engine requires engine oil to properly function. The engine oil must be the right oil for the respective engine, and it needs to be changed regularly.

But why is that?

What happens if the wrong oil is used?

Engine oil must lubricate the various parts of an engine to reduce friction and minimize unnecessary loss of power.  A well lubricated engine will burn fuel more effectively and therefore perform better. Lubrication, however, is just one task. As friction is reduced, the parts and surfaces being subject to friction are protected. The amount of wear is minimized so that the parts have a longer lifetime.  A good engine oil also prevents unwanted chemical reactions on the surface of engine parts, for example corrosion. Corroding parts typically lose functionality and lead to increased engine emissions.

Even with the right oil in place, a certain degree of abrasion at the point of contact between different parts surfaces cannot be completely avoided (and in fact is not even wanted in many cases). Consequently, particles are released. The oil ensures these particles are flushed to places where they do not harm the engine. Ideally, the lubricant even dissolves impurities and deposits. It also has a cooling function, in that the oil absorbs the friction heat developing in an engine. Without it, engine parts would overheat and could not continue performing their tasks properly.

A good engine oil fulfills all the above tasks!

Today modern engines are different from each other and there is no one-size-fits-all engine oil that suits all modern engines.  For example, modern engines will need a lighter viscosity (thinner) oil in or to realize their full fuel-economy potential. These lighter engine oils are designed to protect the hard working parts of the engine while allowing the engine to spin freely with the least possible resistance.

Aimsol Boost 4T Api SN/JASO is such an engine oil and was chosen as the very first 20W40 to be initially filled into any major OEM at the factory. eXtreme Temperature Lubrication Technology for added low and high-temperature performance as well as greatly improved fuel efficiency.

Leaving the choice of an appropriate engine oil to car owners can be confusing and overwhelming to many people. To help, car manufacturers gather all of the requirements an engine oil needs to fulfill for a given model and publish them. Car owners can quickly look up which specification is required for their car and the oil their engine needs. In addition, Industry Bodies such as the American Petroleum Association (API) or the International Lubricants Standardization and Approval Committee (ILSAC) publish standardized specifications that some OEMs refer to (e.g., API SP or ILSAC GF-6). 

Oil producers, on the other hand, can develop their oils according to these specifications. By law, they must show on the bottle which specifications an engine oil fulfills so that consumers can easily choose an appropriate oil. Many car manufacturers even approve oils for their respective vehicles. Only an approval gives car owners certainty about the suitability of an oil, as it is not just a self-proclaimed performance level but a quality confirmation by an outside party. This is especially important for European makes such as Mercedes or VW, as these manufacturers typically have OEM and even model-specific requirements going far beyond standardized industry standards.Using the wrong engine oil can have significant consequences.  The engine can lose power, it can become noisy or - worst-case scenario - it can completely break down. Aimsol is therefore very transparent about the performance profile of all our products. In order to make it as easy and safe as possible, we clearly state, for which specifications every oil is approved, which specifications are fulfilled completely, and for which applications we  recommend usage based on technical expertise and in-house testing.

Benefits of Aimsol Boost 4T

  • Aimsol Bosst 4T engine oils revitalise worn-out engines and extend the engine's expected lifespan.

  • Under all operating conditions, a strong oil film prevents premature engine wear, while instant oil flow at low temperatures allows for easy cold starts.

  • Oil consumption is reduced or avoided thanks to the unique conditioners that keep seals in check.

  • Furthermore, the aimsol advanced additive system includes cleaning agents that reduce and prevent the formation of engine deposits and sludge.

  • High-quality additives also combat leakage and friction, which keep engines clean and running smoothly and efficiently.

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