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Each car requires a specific lubricant depending on its characteristics and those of its engine. Lubricants are obtained from base oils, which are derived from petroleum. These bases contain additives in small quantities, which improve the quality of the product, its benefits and the type of application that is desired.
The quality and performance of lubricants depend on the nature of the bases used, the improvements provided by the additives used and the physical-chemical characteristics of the finished lubricants. The most important oils according to the type of application are:
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All lubricating oils are made up of a base oil, usually derived from petroleum, and additives which are incorporated in small quantities into base oils to obtain a lubricant with the quality level and type of application appropriate.
The most important additives required for each lubricant based on function are:
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The most important characteristics of the lubricants that define their class are: