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Lubrication Services FAQs
If you think you may be in need of lubrication services or simply want to know more about the industry, refer to the following frequently asked questions:
What is a lubrication service? A lubrication service is a company that specializes in the regular cleaning, greasing, and oil changing required for modern machinery. This can include places such as a mechanic's shop or automotive oil and lube shop, or it can be a company that services industrial machinery at processing plants or assembly lines.
What types of services and products do they offer? Lubrication service companies can both sell wholesale lubrication products and provide the actual lubrication service. The types of lubricant offered by this type of company includes engine oil, food grade lubricant, turbine oil, hydraulic oil, seal barrier fluids, rust inhibitors, grease, and gear oil. Services offered are nearly as extensive. First, a lubrication service company can come to your plant or shop and assess your basic lubricating needs. They have special tools to analyze your machines, make any necessary repairs, and then fully clean and lubricate essential parts and gears. Additionally, a lubrication service company will take away oil, dirty oil and grease and safely dispose of it so you don't have to worry about it yourself.
What type of clients does a lubrication service serve? Lubrication service companies can provide assistance to any industry that happens to also include machinery. Customers include the agricultural industry, logging and mining, refineries, pulp and paper plants, railroads, construction, oil fields, general manufacturing, and the beverage and food industry.
The NLGI is a not-for-profit trade association, primarily composed of companies who manufacture and market all types of lubricating grease. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help your business.
Getting an oil change for your car is important to keep it working properly. Taking proper care will also help increase the life of your vehicle. Lubrication services can be found from various mechanics that offer synthetic and industrial brand oils for your truck, car, van, or bus. The radiator, motor, and transmission of your car need to be properly cared for in order to maintain its working condition. Petroleum costs will range in price, so shopping around to see who offers a cheaper price can save you money. Grease for your gears and proper disposal of lube and oil may cost you extra money depending on the company you buy from. Keeping parts of your car clean and lubed will increase the miles per gallon your car gets for gas mileage. Look for multiple shops online and in a phone book to compare prices of their services. Ask what brand name of oil they use and what fluids they can check to see if anything needs to be cleaned. Depending on the car you have lubricants may cost more or less. Each auto shop you visit will charge different amounts for their services. Compare this cost to see where you can get the best deal. When you need to change the lubrication or oil of your car is often determined by how many miles you've driven since the last change. If you go to the same auto shop they will keep a record of oil changes so you know when the next time you're due for one.