Why Is Engine Oil Change Important?

It is essential to change your engine oil on a routine basis because it serves as a lubricant to protect your vehicle internal components, especially your engine. In fact, while the main function of engine oil is lubrication, there are other advantages such as sealing, cooling, cleaning and even inhibiting corrosion. If engine oil change is not done at routine intervals, this will lead to engine oil degradation that will cause the engine to malfunction, experience power loss and/or fuel economy deterioration and in the worst case, engine damage.

With proper maintenance, you can avoid incurring hefty costs fixing your engine problems; overhaul/ repair. Also, it will enable your car to run more smoothly without having knocking sounds or noises coming from your engine. Ultimately, it will be to allow for a smoother drive and better driving experience as a car owner.

What Engine Oil Viscosity Should I Use?

Engine oil viscosity levels are a measurement of the thickness of the engine oil at various temperatures. The “W” in an engine oil grade stands for “Winter” and the numbers before it represent the thickness of the engine oil at colder temperatures while the numbers after represent the thickness of the engine oil at the engine’s normal operating temperature. In Singapore’s climate, we will normally just look at the numbers after. The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) has established such a system to enable a better representation of engine oil grades since the viscosity of oil changes with temperature. The general understanding of thicker oils will be to provide better protection, while thinner oils will be to provide better response.

As a guide, newer cars or smaller cc cars will be advised to get a thinner viscosity/ lower number to enable better responsiveness whereas for older and bigger cc cars, it will be advised to get a thicker viscosity/ higher number to provide sufficient protection. Cars that produce relatively larger horsepower or are installed with a turbocharger will also be recommended to use thicker viscosity. On the other hand, hybrid and eco-friendly cars will be recommended to use thinner viscosity. This will be a general guideline in assisting you to pick the engine oil viscosity suited for your car.

Why HKS Engine Oil?

Instead of purely maintenance characteristics, HKS engine oils are developed with an idea that oil should be a tuning part to maximize performance of an engine. After all, the whole point of owning a car is to enjoy the drive and the sheer performance of what the engine has to offer. Therefore, while basic maintenance is important, HKS engine oil will take you further to get the performance you deserve!

You might be wondering. What is the difference between HKS engine oils and some other brands?

1) HKS engine oils are 100% synthetic.
2) HKS engine oils have different lineups/ series to cater to every driving style (street, circuit, etc) and habits. For example, there can be up to 4 applicable engine oils for a single car.
3) HKS engine oils have unique lineups/ series to cater to every car make and model for various climates. For example, we have the HKS Technical Factory Series that has been specially formulated for Singapore/ Malaysia climate.

Being a leading aftermarket parts manufacturer, HKS makes many products such as superchargers and a whole range of engine parts. No matter the engine, the car or the situation, engine oil is extremely important. HKS racing activities and testing that utilized engines making up to 1000hp has led to the development of HKS engine oil. This has led us to believe that the highest quality engine oils are made by tuning parts developers due to engine oil testing in the harshest of conditions and situations. Trust us with your engine with HKS Super Oil!