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Why it is important to keep a regular check on engine oil?

Do you own a car or even a motorbike? Have you ever gone through its manual? If you have, then you must have seen the frequency in which you need to change the oil of your vehicle. But, do you follow this instruction? Probably no!

The problem with engine oil:

Many people, just like you, do not consider the importance of changing the engine oil in their vehicles. Just as the commercial vehicles, private vehicles and transport vehicles, the heavy construction equipment too needs a regular engine oil change. Having a check on the engine oil is the least expensive maintenance service that you can have. Still, owners want to skip this service thinking that it would save them a huge lot of money.

However, in reality, it actually costs them way more than usual, once the vehicle or the engine completely stops working. The engine oil is the lifeblood of the engine and the engine is the heart of the vehicle. If the engine stops working, there is no way that the machine will move an inch.

Importance of engine oil:

Before you understand why you should be changing the engine oil frequently or as per instruction, you need to understand its importance.

  • The carbon and varnish that accumulates on the engine, is reduced by the engine oil
  • The extensive amount of heat that is generated every minute in the engine, due to the small explosions constantly taking place in the engine, is reduced to a great extent by the engine oil
  • It pulls away the heat and thus, prevents the engine from blowing up.

Because of the accumulation of the varnish and carbon from the engine in order to keep it running smoothly, the engine oil gradually becomes sludgy and reduces it liquidity. Regardless of how expensive the engine oil is or which brand of engine oil you are using, the additives of the engine oil gets used up and in that case, it requires a change. Otherwise, the engine will get permanent and severe damage.

Change the engine oil timely to keep expenses low:

Many people mistake that changing the engine oil is an added expenditure. It is actually a way to save you loads of money. Opening the engine, changing it or cleaning it is way more expensive than changing your engine oil. If you delay your engine oil change, it will affect your engine and this will actually cost you very high.

Checking the engine oil regularly and changing it as per the instruction manual of the heavy equipment or any other vehicle is as important as any other maintenance services. It is very affordable and you do not have to do anything extra or expensive to do this. Just as you take your heavy equipment to the professionals for servicing it, you can check and change the engine oil. But of course, using the right type of engine oil is important. There are different types of engine oils available in the market for different types of engines. Choose the one that is best suited for your machine.

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Care for the safety of heavy equipment

We often consider safety as one of the most important factor irrespective of the nature of job that we are into. We do differentiate between jobs that are more risky and less risky but then at the same time we also take the riskiness seriously so that we do not harm ourselves. Similarly, we should also understand that the equipment that we use in our daily work also get exposed to certain risks and it is our duty to ensure that the equipment are safe and sound. Safety of equipment become more crucial when they are related to an important work assignment without which you will not be able to proceed with your work or when the equipment are too expensive that you can’t afford to go lousy on them. You have to take the extra care to ensure the safety of your expensive equipment.

When we talk about expensive equipment we certainly can’t miss talking about heavy equipment that plays such a crucial role in the construction sector. Heavy equipment are highly expensive machineries which cost thousands of dollars and at times it even goes in millions. Not many in the construction sector are ready to pay thousands and not take proper care of it. Therefore it becomes so important for the user to ensure that the machines are safe at all times and in order to maintain the required level of safety, the person in charge has to follow few safety parameters. These safety parameters need to be followed at all times.

Cleaning the heavy equipment:-

A construction jobsite is full of dirt and filth and heavy equipment are expected to work in this dirt. Other than that, at times the machines also have to work in treacherous conditions which make it more vulnerable to dirt. The dirt gets accumulated in the interiors of the machine and it gradually weakens the machine from the inside. The best way out is to clean the heavy equipment on timely basis. One can’t clean it every day but they should fix a couple of days in a week where they will spend good amount of time to clean the equipment. Now you can do this job yourself or take it to a workshop where the guy will spray water and get it cleaned. Doing it yourself will be appropriate than giving it to someone else.

Keep the equipment properly greased:-

Once you are done washing the machine, you also need to check if the machine is properly lubricated or has the grease being washed away with water. Grease does not ideally get washed away so easily but you got to maintain your checks and apply lubricants wherever you find it to be necessary.

Clean your engine by regularly changing the engine oil:-

The engine is considered to be the most vital organ of construction equipment. It is the engine that keeps your machine moving and therefore should be given due importance. Changing the engine oil at regular intervals is quite crucial as it keeps the overall health of the machine in order.

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