Synthetic Grease

Written by Rachel Arieff
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Synthetic grease is a broad term, because some type of synthetic grease can be used in many different applications. For example, there are special synthetically-made greases for racing vehicles, for heavy-duty four-wheel-drive vehicles, and for agricultural equipment. There are even water-resistant greases, and food-grade greases for the pharmaceutical and food service industries.

In short, synthetic grease is a very broad subject that can get confusing. You want to make sure you don't waste your time and money by accidentally purchasing the wrong kind of grease for what you need! A mistake like this cause great complications in your in your engine parts. If you're not an expert in this area, a good mechanic or salesperson can steer you in the right direction.

The Benefits of Synthetic Grease

Now onto the automotive benefits of these amazing industrial lubricants. Synthetically-produced greases help reduce friction and wear and tear in your engine parts. Electric motors and automotive wheel bearings all benefit from an application of this kind of grease. Combined with good synthetic motor oil and regular maintenance, your engine parts will be running smoothly and efficiently, preventing the need for repairs.

A quality multi-purpose, synthetically-made grease will offer shear resistance, mechanical stability and film strength. It should also have temperature stability, since the great enemy of grease's adherence ability is extremely low temperature. Finally, it should offer protection against oxidation and corrosion that can damage your engine parts, and have no problem adhering to metal in any type of environment.

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