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How the Engine Lubrication System Works
Car engines need oil to work properly. Motor oil lubricates engine parts and helps prevent overheating. Changing oil on time helps your engine last.
What Is the Shelf Life of Motor Oil?
If you plan on storing your oil, it's good to know how long motor oil lasts. Store your motor oil in a cool, dark place to make your oil last longer.
A Guide to Motor Oil Additives
Motor oil contains various additives to make it perform better. Conventional and synthetic oils both contain additives which help prevent engine wear.
How to Read a Motor Oil Label
Read an oil label to know the right type of oil to use in your car. Some new engines require synthetic oil, while older engines use conventional oil.

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