When it comes to friction towards the car engine, it doesn’t really come to mind for us common folks. But friction is the car engine's worst enemy as it can cause wear and erosion which will lead to creating heat; which can hurt the engine over time. But with proper maintainments and using the right products it can all be avoided.
What would happen when we don’t protect against friction?
It is very dangerous when an engine doesn’t have sufficient lubricate as parts in the engine won't have any protection when it rubs each other. Not only will this cause noises, decreased fuel economy, and damage, but the friction created by the metal to metal contact can raise the temperature in the system and cause the engine to overheat.
It can also break the rods, which will give off the knocking sound from underneath the hood of the vehicle. Without proper treatment, the powertrain can seize and break down completely.
Engine releasing smoke due to engine overheating
Pic credit : wikipedia - Damage connection rod due
What product should we use to avoid friction?
Using the right engine oil for the car’s usage would lubricate the engine but it's always better to take extra precaution. Nowadays, there are many after service products that are able to give that extra protection. For this very purpose the additive specialist from Germany, Liqui Moly offers three powerful agents: Oil Additive, Motor Protect and Cera Tec.
Oil Additive : Made from MoS2 which will create a heavy-duty lubricant film on all frictioning and sliding metal surfaces. Reduces friction while guaranteeing the aggregates will run more smoothly. It will also assist a significant fuel and oil saving as well.
Motor Protect : This product reduces friction with chemical technologies. It is contained with friction modifiers that have a smoothing effect on the metal surfaces which it will connect in the microscopic area. It is intended for users who want a wear protection additive not containing any type of solid lubricants.
Cera Tec : Specially made from high-tech ceramic components that can reduce friction, wear and withstand extremely high chemical and thermal loads! With it’s graphite structure, ceramic particles enable it to fill in the roughness present in the metal, thereby preventing direct metal-on-metal contact. An active chemical (friction modifier) utilizes the existing friction to ensure smoothing and annealing the friction and bearing points.
The mentioned additives reduce friction in the engine while each product has their own individual characteristic. Oil Additive protects it physically, while Motor Protect, chemically. Cera Tec combines both of these technologies to provide extra protection. Known as “Double Protection”, this makes Cera Tec number 1 choice for new cars.
Where can I get these products?
You can head to our official online store to purchase or just simply head to the closest Liqui Moly authorize workshop to get it.
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