Should you use engine oil additives?
Well, if you have a new car, I believe it is not that necessary… but it is also not a bad idea. Basically, it is all up to your decision whether to use oil additive or not. True, there are a lot of ads regarding engine oil additives, promising various advantages and benefits like fixing car engine or preventing leaks, but I suggest you don’t believe in everything they are saying. I am not saying engine oil additives are cannot fix engine leaks, prevent wear and tear, reduce friction, increase viscosity of engine oil or clean your engine. What I mean is that sometimes, these products are not being honest, which is why you have to be certain by doing lots of research and asking the opinions of auto mechanics.
You also need to understand that not all engines are the same. Thus, you have to choose the additive most appropriate for your car. Sometimes instead of improving your engine, using the wrong additive can instead do more harm to your car’s engine (as well as your pocket).
But if your car’s engine is old, it is highly advised to use an engine oil additive – more specifically one that improves the viscosity of the oil as well as cleans the engine. Old engines usually have a lot of carbon deposits and must have suffered a lot of wear and tear because of the years they have. With a good engine oil additive, it will further prolong the life of the engine, improve its performance and lessen maintenance problems.
In my own opinion, it is better to use an engine oil additive that can also help the environment. There are many engine oil additives that are clean and green like NOW12 engine oil.