Nine things you might not know about lubricants
November 19th, 2019
Chances are, you’ve heard of motor oil. But do you know why it’s important? And what about grease? Or gear oil?
1. So, what are lubricants?
2. Lubricants help the wheels go around and CO2 go down.
3. Synthetics are the real deal.
4. They help make generating wind energy a breeze.
5. Oil changes aren’t one-size-fits-all.
How often should you change your oil? You’ve probably heard that 3,000 miles is the gold standard. While that used to be the case, many conventional oils now can last as long as 5,000 or 7,500 miles. Even more impressive? Mobil 1 Annual Protection only needs changing every 20,000 miles or once a year, whichever comes first.
But even if you choose a long-lasting synthetic, the frequency with which you change your oil still depends on a number of factors, such as how much you drive and the conditions – especially weather – where you drive.
6. Lubricants are known as the “blood of the car.”
7. They stay smooth even at 35,000 feet.
8. Color doesn’t matter.
9. They’re here to stay.
The fundamentals of fuel prices and supplyWe’re all hearing about high fuel prices, and some are calling on energy companies like ExxonMobil to increase production to help ease pain at the pump. We know high prices are having a real impact on families everywhere – no one wants to pay more to get themselves to work or their kids to school.
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