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05/09/2017
A properly lubricated vehicle will work perfectly for longer. If you'd like that for your vehicle, read this post by Cerberus Systems, Inc. to learn how to lubricate it effectively.

How to Lubricate Your Vehicle Properly

After some time and use, your vehicle will get old and will start to break down. However, if you lubricate it properly all of its life, you can delay that dire fate as much as possible. If you want to keep your vehicle in perfect working condition for years and years, continue reading to learn what types of lubricants it needs.

For the Engine

Saying that the engine is an important part of your vehicle is an understatement. Taking that into consideration, then it's safe to say that the motor oil is vital for your vehicle's proper functioning. Some mechanics consider its replacement to be one of the best things you can do to maintain your engine. The motor oil has two main jobs: protecting and lubricating the moving parts inside the engine. It coats said components, preventing excessive wear caused by the constant friction they're put through, and making the engine's processes much smoother. As mentioned above, the motor oil's replacement is crucial, and needs to be done on a regular basis (around once or twice a year). Doing so will keep your engine in mint condition for longer.

Using the best synthetic oil in Harrisburg will help keep your engine in top shape. To that end, Cerberus Systems, Inc.  recommends AMSOIL Signature Series 5W-30 Synthetic Motor Oil.

For the Transmission System

The transmission system in your vehicle is also instrumental to its proper functioning. Without it, you wouldn't be able to control the speed at which you drive, since the transmission system is the one responsible for delivering the power in both automatic and manual vehicles. Still, for the transmission system to continue working as expected, its transmission fluid needs to be changed regularly (a good rule of thumb is to do it about once a year). This is due to the fact that the moving components in the system also require protection from the friction that exists between them, and old fluid just won't do.

For the Braking System

If you've been paying attention so far, you've surely noticed a pattern: moving components require lubrication to delay the negative effects of friction. This is also true for the braking system: its parts require brake fluid to remain undamaged. The brake fluid has an additionally and very crucial task, however, as it also aids in the reduction of speed: every time you press the brake pedal, the brake fluid delivers that pressure from point A to point B to help stop or slow down the vehicle. To keep the braking system in good shape, consult your mechanic or your owner's manual to figure out when to change the brake fluid.

For Other Moving Parts

Not all moving parts in your vehicle will be able to work well with an oil. To lubricate them and maintain them in perfect condition, you will need to employ a grease. Grease has a thicker consistency and a sticky quality that will help it adhere to certain components (for example, your vehicle's wheel bearings), and provide the protective coating needed to prevent their premature wear and tear.

Browse through AMSOIL's online store, or call Cerberus Systems, Inc. in Harrisburg at (717) 658-1256 to maintain your vehicle perfectly.

For Heavy Machinery

If you drive around on a big truck or other type of heavy duty vehicle, you will need to call in the big guns for its lubrication: gear lube. Even though synthetic oil can endure heat much better than conventional oil, gear lube is made to be more resistant to extreme conditions. This means that it will fare better when you need that extra oomph from your already powerful vehicle.

For the Nooks and Crannies

Sometimes, you need lubricant to simply loosen up a stuck component in your vehicle (for example, a bolt). In those cases, you must employ penetration lubricant, which isn't meant to provide protection, but sink into nooks and crannies with its thin consistency and make the surfaces around it more slippery.

For Special Nooks and Crannies

Similarly to the penetration lubricants, dry lubricants are meant to fix issues, not provide a protective layer. Like them as well, they can reach small places and make them smoother. The difference is that dry lubricants don't have moisture, which means they work perfectly in areas that don't allow it (like a vehicle's door lock). If you need a dry lubricant, search for graphite, the most common of them all.

Call Cerberus Systems, Inc. at (717) 658-1256 to place an order for the most effective lubricants for your vehicle, including the best synthetic oil in Harrisburg.

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