With that being said, it’s obvious that owners have to use a little
more tender loving care when maintaining their vehicles. And this all
begins with the engine—the heart and soul of a vehicle. Perhaps you’re
having engine troubles. One issue that is typically associated with
older engines is compression problems. This is usually caused by
increased friction, oxidation, corrosion or worn piston rings.
If this continues to go unchecked, you could be looking at a hefty
repair bill. So you don’t have the money to fix everything at once.
Believe it or not, you can extend the time frame of said repair by using
a simple, affordable solution, an oil stabilizer.
Those who want to extend the life expectancy of their cars, as well
as those who want to keep their new cars fresh, typically use oil
"Most people use stabilizers because they are experiencing internal
oil loss,” said Mark Negast, technical director for Lucas Oil. "This is
oil you lose through the combustion process. They’ll use heavy duty
stabilizers, which help seal the area between the cylinder walls and
piston rings, thereby reducing the amount of oil that gets past the
piston rings to help reduce oil consumption.”
A symptom of oil consumption is smoke coming out of the exhaust,
which is caused by worn piston rings. Worn piston rings let oil get past
them, and it ends up burning in the combustion chamber—this is also
known as blow-by.
Oil stabilizers are also designed for cold start-ups, so they are
especially useful in the winter. A cold start-up is when your engine is
ignited and the motor oil does not reach the metal parts it is intended
to lubricate before they start rubbing together. Stabilizers remain on
the moving surfaces of the engine, thus providing lubrication right when
it’s needed. There are varying degrees of viscosity levels in
stabilizers, which, in turn, increases the viscosity of the oil and
improves the overall performance.
In the end, it’s all about the Benjamins, right Stabilizers add
lubricity, which improves combustion and, therefore, increases your fuel
pNegast said both synthetic stabilizers and petroleum-based stabilizers
So if you’re looking to take care of your new baby or want to
prolong the life of ole faithful, oil stabilizers are a great way to
ensure maximum performance from your engine. Oil stabilizers will help
decrease blow-by, protect during cold starts, and eliminate smoke from
the exhaust and engine noise, while also improving fuel economy. It’s a