AGAT Glow Plugs

Additives are substances that are added to engine oil, transmission oil and coolant to improve their properties. Additives are even added to fuels and oils in refineries. Without additives, neither fuel nor oil would be able to deliver the required power. If modern vehicles were filled with fuel without additives, they would hardly get anywhere. Engine oil without additives would struggle to withstand the stresses and strains of modern engines and may even cause them irreparable damage. As such, additives are not just well tolerated – they are actually of vital importance to cars. Every driver uses them all the time, even if they are not aware of it. Lots to do! Additives perform many different roles: they must have a cleaning effect, care for mechanical components and protect them against wear. They also contribute to improving quality, to protecting against corrosion, to minimising foaming and to increasing power. Additives for engine oils are adapted specifically to the prevailing requirements resulting from the engine concept and the requirements of the automobile manufacturer. Essentially there are two different types of additive. The first type are added to fuels and oils even before they leave the refinery. Drivers have no control over this process. However, additives which can be purchased from specialist retailers for mixing in with engine oil or fuel following the instructions issued by the corresponding supplier are a different story. These additives lend operating fluids additional properties which in many cases solve problems and can prevent expensive repairs. So additional additives can help to save money. The benefits of additives can quickly be seen and felt by drivers in the form of fuel consumption falling or engines running more smoothly, for example.