Gear oils are extremely popular among auto enthusiast because they find their application in lubricating mechanisms that contain complex serrated, spiral gears and worm wheels. This type of lubricant ensures continuous operation of the gear and durability.
What are the types of gear oils?
Their classification is compared to the motor oils, but they are divided into three types - mineral, semi-synthetic and synthetic.
- The first one has mineral base. This means that its ingredients are derived from complicated technological processing of oil products. Its advantages lie in universality and affordability;
- The second oil is mineral-based, but with impurities of various additives which increase certain properties. It offers great features at affordable price;
- The third type is of the best quality. It is produced by complex technological and multi-stage processing of various chemicals, which during processing acquire various working properties. It protects the components from wear, provide good lubricating characteristics and preserve the effectiveness of the entire mechanism for a long time.
Directions for usage
This type of oil for the automotive transmission is a component, providing mileage up to 75-150 thousand km( depending on the brand and model of the car). From the owner’s perspective, the liquid provides the vehicle durability with all the necessary supplements at an affordable price. The range of the temperature changes is very broad - from ambient to 250 ° C, which makes it stable under high mechanical loads.
Special feature of this type of lubricants is their ability to retain good viscosity in severe temperature changes, which preserve all mechanics even under high loads. Or there is a special viscosity index determining the quality of the oil. The greater the stability of the oil, the better the preservation of viscosity under severe temperature changes.
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