Importance of Changing Your Generator's Engine Oil

Importance of Changing Your Generator's Engine Oil
Importance of Changing Your Generator's Engine Oil

Regular oil changes are a necessary part of generator ownership for optimal engine operation and for smooth running. Changing the oil in your generator is probably one of the most important things an owner can do to ensure a high-quality function and to extend the life of the equipment itself. It improves engine and horsepower performance, allowing your generator to maximize the horsepower it puts out.

Whether it's your car, truck, or generator, changing your oil and oil filter as part of a regular maintenance plan reduces the friction in the engine and prevents overheating while removing impurities that build up around the engine. Not removing impurities that build up such as dust, metallic shavings, antifreeze, and more can mean lowered fuel efficiency and engine processing.

Of course, when talking about the benefits of an oil change for any engine, it is actually what the oil change is preventing that is the real motivation for including it in your routine maintenance schedule. Below are several major issues that can be a direct result of not changing the engine oil as recommended:

  • engine part failure
  • parts grinding together without lubrication
  • parts fusing together
  • parts jamming
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We pride ourselves on service, reliability, and customer satisfaction. The business was started in 2009 with one truck and two brothers with a dream of owning their own business. Half our business is generator sales, installation, and maintenance, the other half is electrical service. CRG Electric has a total of 26 Employees and 15 service trucks. We take pride in taking care of our employees in order to have the best team there is out in the field to take care of your installation and service needs.

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