When you start learning how to maintain your car or even do simple repairs, you will eventually come upon the issue of storing lubricants or other chemicals. Car Lubricants are important, and more to the point they are fairly expensive. You don’t want to use bad lubricant and damage your car, or accidentally ruin your lubricant and waste all that money. You can avoid all this by following these simple tips. This is an important step to understand engine oil packaging.
Temperature and moisture
Often times when you buy a product the packaging will say store in a cool dry indoor place, the same stands for car lubricants. If you are the kind of person who ignores this warning then make sure you don’t when it comes to Car lubricants. Temperature can really affect the quality of your lubricant over time. Higher temperatures will really reduce the quality of your lubricants.
Moisture on the other hand is equally important. By ensuring that the lubricant is stored in a dry indoor area you make sure of two things. First is that no unnecessary moisture affects the quality of your lubricant. The second being that you protect your lubricant containers from any airborne debris is an outdoor area which can really be detrimental over time.
Containing over a long period of time
So you’ve got your Car Lubricants in a cool dry indoor area. What else do you need to do to make sure that you maintain the quality of the product? First of all when storing your Lubricant after usage ensure the containers are tightly covered. This may seem like obvious advice but you have no idea how important it is to ensure that your containers are covered well. Wipe down your containers to make sure no dirt clings to the grease. Any dirt that clings to the grease could eventually get in the way when you use the Lubricant.
When using the Lubricant
When it is time to actually use the lubricant you need to make sure that you apply it in a way that ensures it won’t be contaminated. This is fairly simple. First of all wipe down the container again just before use, to remove any debris or dirt. Preferably you should bring up the temperature of the lubricant to an appropriate application temperatures. Do some research on the lubricant you’re using and find out what temperature it should be applied at. Most importantly, use the oldest Lubricant first. This means that you don’t accidentally leave any lubricant long enough for it to go to waste.
Really storing car lubricant isn’t as difficult as you may think it is. Simply speaking you just need to be careful that it doesn’t get any debris in it. Once you get used to dealing with this kind of material you will get the hang of how to store and use it with very little effort. Especially after going through the details mentioned, you should be a pro at handling and storing car lubricants without a thought!