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Fuel and Oil Additives. Are They Worth It?

hyundai Fuel and oil additives

Every driver wants what’s best for their vehicle from the second they drive it off the lot at a Phoenix Hyundai dealer, whether it be better gas mileage, better emissions or better performance. But what if you could get all of this from a simple bottle? The variety of additives, octane boosters and fuel system cleaners is astounding. Some claim to clean carbon deposits out of your engine, while others claim to enhance fuel or oil performance through a variety of chemical reactions. And some even claim they coat engine parts, reducing friction and extending engine life. But the question is how can you be absolutely certain that the oil additives you buy can do all of those things? The answer lies in the fluids in which fuel treatments and oil additives interact with.

For starters, engine oil not only lubricates parts to prevent excess friction, but also protects them from corrosion. Most auto manufacturers already include dispersants that help prevent sludge from building up within the engine over time and rust inhibitors to further prevent rust and corrosion on parts it comes into contact with. Like engine oil, many fuels already have their own additives added in at the pump. Most aftermarket fuel treatments are geared towards cleaning carbon buildup and other deposits from various fuel system components, such as fuel injectors. These treatments perform about the same as the additives offered in most gasoline.

Truth be told, oil additives simply aren`t necessary for new modern engines. On the other hand, some oil additives have been known to help to add a small measure of longevity to older engines, including those suffering from compression problems. If your vehicle is suffering from a slight performance loss, it may be worthwhile to add a well-known fuel treatment to your next tank of gas.  As for oil additives, adding a bottle of oil treatment to your engine is usually unnecessary unless it happens to be an older engine in need of a stopgap. Most current oils already feature their own additives that work excellently according to most manufacturer specs.

For more information on fuel and oil additives for your Hyundai, visit Chapman Hyundai.

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