Oil Change Miami FL
North Miami, FL
North Miami, FL
By Gary Goms
August 01, 2008
No Longer A 'Generic' Service; Variety of Blends
Years ago, an import shop could consider its shelves well-stocked if it contained a selection of single-viscosity oils in detergent or non-detergent blends. Today, a shop owner is confronted with stocking a variety of multi-viscosity oils, including 0w-20, 0w-40, 5w-20, 5w-30, 10w-30, 10w-40, 15w-40 and 20w-50, not to mention stocking some of these viscosities in synthetic and non-synthetic bases. Although the number of oil viscosities currently available is bewildering, it's also important to remember that the most important factor in selecting motor oil for specific applications is the quality of the oil's base stock and its particular blend of additives.
With that in mind, it's also important to remember that motor oil must efficiently perform at least six different jobs in the engine's crankcase. It must, for example: 1) reduce friction between moving parts, 2) seal piston rings against the cylinder wall, 3) cool pistons and engine bearings, 4) cushion bearings against shock loading, 5) clean sludge and varnish from engine parts, and 6) prevent corrosion while an engine is parked or in storage. In addition, application-specific oils might, for example, be formulated to prevent piston rings from sticking or the camshaft from scuffing in particular applications.
MODERN ENGINE LUBRICATION
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403.753?Public educational program about collection and recycling of used oil.—The department shall conduct a public education program to inform the public of the needs for and benefits of collecting and recycling used oil and shall: (1)?Encourage persons who annually sell at retail, in containers for use off the premises, more than 500 gallons of oil to provide the purchasers with information on the locations of collection facilities and information on proper disposal practices. (2)?Establish, maintain, and publicize a used oil information center that disperses materials or information explaining local, state, and federal laws and rules governing used oil and informing the public of places and methods for proper disposal of used oil. (3)?Encourage the voluntary establishment of used oil collection and recycling programs and provide technical assistance to persons who organize such programs. (4)?Encourage the procurement of recycled automotive, industrial, and fuel oils, and oils blended with recycled oils, for all state and local government uses. Recycled oils procured under this section shall meet equipment manufacturer’s specifications. A 5-percent price preference may be given in procuring these recycled products. History.—s. 59, ch. 84-338; s. 27, ch. 88-130.
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