Brent Kauffman
Brent Kauffman (SUBMITTED)
Question: What is the importance of oil to an engine?

Answer: There are many reasons why oil is important to an engine. Engine oil must lubricate engine components so that they will easily pass by one another without a loss of power due to friction.

Once the engine is running, engine oil must create a film between moving parts to make them lubricated, which increases power, performance and efficiency.

Engine oil must protect against corrosion of engine parts. If acids are to come into contact with engine components, corrosion occurs and premature component failure will happen.

Engine oils are designed to protect against acids, and is responsible for cooling and lubricating the crankshaft, camshaft, timing gears, pistons, main and connecting rod bearings and many other critical engine components.

Oil is very simple and cheap, but it has many roles for an engine and to keep the engine running.

About Brent

Brent Kauffman, 17, is a 12th-grader in West York Area School District.

He enjoys working on cars and going to car meets.

After high school, he wants to work full-time in a shop for a year, and join the military.

Brent is currently studying Automotive Technology at the William F. Goodling Advance Skills Learning Center.

The course is instructed by ASE Certified Master Technician, Chad D. Fadely. Chad is also a graduate of Pennsylvania College of Technology and is employed by Fadely's Automasters plus Tires.