Just like any piece of engineering where metal moves against metal, effective lubrication in an engine is essential. It’s also incredibly important to keep the inside of an engine as clean and as free from contaminants as possible. If the engine is the heart of your Lexus, oil is the blood that keeps it beating. Engine oil ensures that all moving parts are properly lubricated and that friction between surfaces is kept to a minimum.
However, over time, contaminants can pollute your oil, which is why you should always carry out regular oil changes. These are usually done during major services, but in between those times, you can assure the smooth operation of your engine by using an oil treatment.
Engine oil treatments are surprisingly simple to use, yet offer motorists a plethora of benefits. While normal oil on its own does a relatively good job, engine oil treatments help to keep your oil and the working parts of your engine operating at maximum efficiency for longer. An engine oil treatment can:
All of this can be achieved by simply adding a small amount of engine oil treatment to your oil. It’s fundamentally a ‘set and forget’ process – once the treatment has been added to the oil you can continue to run your vehicle normally. The treatment will keep working as long as it’s circulating around your engine.
However, don’t assume that an engine oil treatment is an alternative to regular oil changes. Eventually, the level of contaminants in the oil will reach a stage where the oil is no longer effective as a lubricant, and the build-up of contaminants will start to have a negative impact on the condition of your engine. So keep up with those services, and ensure that your oil is changed regularly.
If you are driving an older vehicle, they can benefit greatly from the addition of an engine oil treatment. If you notice issues with normal running or if the engine starts to make excessive noise when running, a treatment may help.
However, both of these examples are indicators that an engine is not operating at its best. So rather than masking the problem with an engine oil treatment, it’s always a better idea to book in for an engine check-up. At Al-Futtaim Lexus, our technicians are experts at fault-finding and bringing the health of your engine back to optimum levels. The earlier an issue is caught and fixed, the easier (and cheaper) it is to repair.
Part of the process when giving that engine a bit of care and attention is an engine flush. This is similar to an engine oil treatment, but much more effective at deep-cleaning all the contaminants and residue build-ups out of every part of your engine.
Just like a home engine oil treatment, an additive is introduced into the engine oil. The vehicle is then started up and run for a time to allow the additive to circulate throughout every part of the engine. As it circulates it cleans. The old oil, along with the engine flush chemical, is then drained carefully from the engine and replaced with fresh oil.
At Al-Futtaim Lexus, we recommend that you carry out an engine flush every 30,000km or if you notice any carbon deposits or contaminants on your dipstick.
To find out more or to book your Lexus in for an engine flush, click on the Enquire Now button or contact your local Al-Futtaim Lexus Service Center.