5 factors that adversely affect your engine's life

Know them before they start ruining your car (ADVERTORIAL)
Jun 18, 2018
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If you’re a car enthusiast or someone who enjoys driving, then the thrill would be nearly as great if your engine isn’t in the pink of health. Your car would be about as good as a mere paperweight if the engine isn’t functioning properly.

It should come as no surprise that taking care of the thing that powers your car is of utmost importance to anyone with a set of keys. Take note of the things that can have a negative effect on your engine’s health:

1) Your driving style.

Fact: Your car’s engine’s lifespan really depends on how you drive. If you rev it to redline at every launch like you’re on the starting grid of a Formula 1 race, then don’t be surprised to find yourself having to make frequent pit stops at your nearest mechanic. Always drive with care and respect your car’s limits.

2) Ignoring warning signs and maintenance schedules.

When it comes to your car’s nagging problems, negligence and ignorance can only take you so far. Once something breaks down, you’ll hate yourself for not doing anything about it sooner. If the check engine light pops up on your dashboard, or the time comes for another scheduled maintenance service, address it ASAP.

3) Not cleaning your air filter.

Just like us, an engine needs to breathe in order to function properly. If you don’t regularly clean your air filter, your engine won’t be able to get enough air into its combustion chambers, causing it to work harder than it should. Naturally, this could lead to unwanted wear and tear over time.

4) Driving through the water.

We live in a country prone to floods. If there ever comes a time when you think your car’s water-wading capabilities aren’t up to the task, don’t force it. Too much flood water in your engine leads to a condition known as hydrolock, which could cause irreparable internal damage. At best, your engine comes back to life after a few checks and fixes.

5) Using a low-quality engine oil.

If a car were a human body, then the engine oil would be the equivalent of blood running through its veins. It protects all the vital bits that make it run, and keeps them in working order. And just as how you only want the best for your body, you want to use the best possible products for your engine. Otherwise, you risk costly maintenance, increased fuel consumption, and other woes in the near future.

High-quality oils like Shell Helix Ultra Fully Synthetic Engine Oil will keep your engine performing at its best, protected, clean and free from harmful contaminants. It’s designed to deliver the ultimate engine performance and protection for your gasoline or diesel engine. Additionally, it can protect your engine from extreme temperatures of up to 1,000 degrees centigrade, and offers up to 32% resistance from oil degradation and up to 50% from evaporation loss. And with its Pureplus Technology, it is 99.5% pure and virtually none of the impurities and weaknesses of crude oil.

For every Shell Helix Ultra Oil Change in participating outlets, you get extended engine warranty, as well as free 24/7 roadside assistance in case of any emergencies. To protect and get the most out of your engine, use Shell Helix Ultra engine oil today. To know more about the engine warranty, 24/7 roadside assistance and where to get your vehicle servicing, visit https://share.shell.com/consumer/ph.

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