If your company has a fleet of diesel trucks that are used during its day-to-day operations, you need to make sure that they are properly maintained to keep them in good condition to meet the demands of your business. Part of this maintenance is to make sure that the motor oil is changed frequently, which ensures that the engines are kept cooler, clean, and well-lubricated.
When it comes time to choose the motor oil to use for the trucks, you may be tempted to use an oil you find in stores that are normally meant for passenger vehicles. However, there are a couple of reasons why you should only use heavy-duty motor oil for your commercial fleet's diesel truck engines.
1. Commercial Motor Oil Is Thicker and Meant to Protect the Engine From Higher Engine Temperatures
One reason why you should only use commercial motor oil for your business fleet's diesel trucks is that it is thicker than oil designed for passenger vehicles. Although the gears and components of diesel engines are designed to move slower than standard engines, they generate higher heat levels than those reached by passenger vehicles.
Because standard oils are too thin for use in diesel engines, they would not be able to fully lubricate the internal components or draw away the excessive heat to keep the engines cool. For this job, you need a commercial-grade oil that is thicker and does not degrade rapidly when exposed to the higher temperature levels produce in diesel engines.
2. Heavy-Duty Motor Oil Contains Extra Detergents That Help to Keep the Engine Clean
Another reason why you should only use heavy-duty oil for the diesel engines in your commercial trucks is that it contains extra detergents that will keep the engines cleaner. Unlike passenger vehicles that run on regular gas, the diesel fuel used by your company's trucks generates soot that can clog up the inner workings of the engines.
If you try to use standard oil, it would not have the cleaning power to remove the soot buildup, which would cause rapid engine breakdown. However, with commercial-grade oil, the extra detergents it contains will remove the excess soot to keep the engines clean and running smoothly.
When it comes time to maintain your business fleet's diesel trucks, make sure you use heavy-duty, commercial-grade motor oils that are thicker than those meant for passenger vehicles and can protect the engines from higher temperatures. These motor oils also contain extra detergents to keep the engine clean from excess soot which is common in diesel vehicles.
Contact a local company, such as Jubitz Corp, to learn more about commercial truck lubricants.Share
22 August 2023
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