Ceramic Oil Additives: Worth It?

Posted by Wesley Kolbe on

Micro Ceramic Oil Treatment Additives offer long term wear and friction reduction that is not possible with standard lubricants.

If you have researched micro ceramic oil treatment additives, you’ve probably come across many different products at many different price levels. Are all ceramic oil additives created equal? No, in fact many additives claiming to be “ceramic” additives contain very little nano ceramic additives and, in some cases, none at all!

Many nano oil additives contain Teflon, graphite, and molybdenum because they are cheaper than real ceramic additives, however, while they are cheaper they don’t stack up in terms of performance.

Here are some quick facts about Teflon, graphite, and molybdenum and why they don’t stack up in comparison to ceramic (hexagonal boron nitride).

  • Many forms of Teflon break down under high heat and can become sticky or tacky, if further decomposition occurs, they can become hard and cause engine damage!
  • Several graphite engine oil additives have had severe issues with oil filter plugging and clogging. This can be the result of “electrostatic patching” where graphite particles become charged and attract one another. As more and more group together, they can cause flow issues in oil filters.
  • Molybdenum is considered a “dirty” additive, making engine oil black, it can also cause emissions issues if the engine has any cylinder blowby.

True ceramic (HBN) additives do not experience the issues stated above and in addition, also provide higher temperature, pressure, and stability ratings! So, you may now be wondering if you need a ceramic oil additive–Lets check it out

Assuming that all manufacturer’s engine care recommendations are followed, your engine should run properly for a long time. But do these recommendations factor in wear and what does the manufacturer consider acceptable efficiency?

Here’s where engine oil additives enter the picture. All modern ceramic oil treatments contain varying amounts of engine additives designed to affect the viscosity, provide wear and friction reduction, and improve oil durability. These ceramic oil additives help it function better in modern engines that demand this improved performance and are a vital component of engine oil.

While all engine oils have additives, specific engine oil additives can be added to help fill the gaps in standard engine oil. With the right additives, you can keep your engine running at peak efficiency far longer than with standard lubricants.

One example is a ceramic oil treatment. Ceramic oil additives (hexagonal boron nitride) are shown to be extremely heat resistant. They also act to fill and bond in the rough areas of your engine’s interior. In fact, most of the engine wear occurs when you start your vehicle since the oil hasn’t cycled through yet.

The bonded ceramic oil treatment can provide some lubrication to the engine long enough for oil to start running through the engine. The ceramic oil treatment additive coats the rings, pistons, bearings, and other metal surfaces with a ceramic film.

Ceramic Oil Additive

The above image explains how the engine benefits from the use of micro ceramic oil additives. By coating the engine’s interior, it reduces the wear on your engine and reduces the amount of friction. This helps to make sure that the engine can run more efficiently for longer.

There’s no ignoring the high cost of a ceramic oil treatment. Cost is one reason why a ceramic oil treatment additive isn’t in standard oil. If you don’t use it, there’s a good chance that your engine will run ok.

But if you’re relying on your truck or other vehicles to make a living or to do some heavy living or go on an adventure, you want to make sure that it’s ready to give the performance you need. A ceramic oil treatment decreases friction and helps protect your engine.

AirTec High Class Micro Ceramic is one of the best ceramic oil additives available, and can provide your engine with a longer lifespan, improved fuel mileage, and improved horsepower to get the job done.

If you want to try out a ceramic oil treatment for yourself, we offer an AirTec Micro-ceramic oil additive by Wagner is a highly specialized lubricating oil additive for gasoline, diesel, and compressed gas engines. Learn more about AirTec Micro-ceramic oil additive here and shop our ceramic oil treatments today.

You can also watch this video to understand the difference between ceramic oil and teflon oil…

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