Station Garage Liphook Helpful Tips

 Station Garage Liphook Tyre Pressure Under or over-inflation can cause:

Station Garage Liphook Tyre Pressure
Under or over-inflation can cause:

* Uneven tread wear
* Reduced traction
* Impact on fuel consumption
* Increased wear

Eventually your vehicle could have a flat tyre or a dangerous blowout. Over inflation means the weight of your car is not distributed evenly across the entire tread but is instead concentrated on a thin strip in the center. Under inflation means the tyre is soft and the outside edges are work harder than the softer center. Extra rolling resistance means your vehicle works harder to move and increases fuel consumption, in turn costing you more. FREE Tyre Checks at Station Garage Liphook.

Check your tyre pressures regularly, maintain the recommended pressure listed in your vehicles manual or come to Station Garage Liphook.

Tyre Wear

To make sure your tyres wear evenly, ask to have them balanced and rotated (at the next service carried out at Station Garage Liphook) according to manufacturer's recommendations.

Check tread wear or call us at Station Garage Liphook.

The importance of oil

Oil keeps everything inside your vehicles engine and gearbox lubricated, cool and clean, which is why it will get dirty over time.

Additives within the oil help it cool and reduce friction between internal moving parts. Oil also cleans away dirt and contaminants, preventing premature engine wear.

For example, for every gallon of fuel that your vehicle uses, about one gallon of water is produced. Most of this water turns to steam and goes out through the exhaust. Some of this moisture gets into the air space of your vehicles engine. It then mixes with other chemicals and creates sulphuric and nitric acid. Dirt and residual fuel will also be produced. The oil must continually keep this area clean so it carries away the dirt and absorbs the acids and fuel. Oil will degrade over time even if it is not being used, we can check your oil level when you call round to Station Garage Liphook.

As a result of all the dirt and contaminants it picks up, your oil and oil filter need to be changed regularly. When oil becomes too old and dirty you are no longer getting the full benefit of the additives it contains. The oil is then less effective at cooling and lubricating your vehicles engine. What's worse, the increased friction and chemical build-up in used oil can deteriorate your engine's moving parts. If you would like to discuss your vehicle engine oil needs, call us at Station Garage Liphook.

Oil Grades

This is a quick explanation of combinations of letters and numbers on oil cans that you see on garage forecourts.
To indicate the viscosity,
The SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) have developed a standard scale.

"W" stands for winter
0W is thinnest
5W
10W
15W
20W
25W
20
30
40
50
60 is thickest

This means the viscosity is at 10W when the engine is cold and 30 when the engine is hot.

Low viscosities are good for cold temperatures because the oil is thinner. Thinner oil flows more easily and moves quickly. When you start a cold engine up again, oil needs to travel to the top of the engine, where it trickles back down. Since oil is vital to lubricating your vehicles engine, it needs to move quickly and the low viscosity helps it do that.

When your engine heats up, higher viscosities mean the oil won't thin out too much and will keep parts separated by a constant film of oil.

Your oil is always maintaining a delicate balance, it needs to flow well when the engine is cold but also keep enough body at the higher temperatures to keep metal parts lubricated. To find out what oil grade is right for your vehicle give us a call at Station Garage Liphook.

This means the viscosity is at 10W when the engine is cold and 30 when the engine is hot.

Low viscosities are good for cold temperatures because the oil is thinner. Thinner oil flows more easily and moves quickly. When you start a cold engine up again, oil needs to travel to the top of the engine, where it trickles back down. Since oil is vital to lubricating your vehicles engine, it needs to move quickly and the low viscosity helps it do that.

When your engine heats up, higher viscosities mean the oil won't thin out too much and will keep parts separated by a constant film of oil.

Your oil is always maintaining a delicate balance: it needs to flow well when the engine is cold but also keep enough body at the higher temperatures your engine reaches to keep metal parts lubricated and separated. To find out what oil grade is right for your car, check your owner's manual or give us a call at Station Garage Liphook.

Contact Details

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Unit B3 Beaver Industrial Estate
Midhurst Road
Liphook
Hampshire
GU30 7EU
Tel:
01428 722663 Phone from a mobile if you are having a problem getting through to us
Fax:
01428 727372

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