What is air compressor oil?

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When air compressors are used frequently, they often build up dust, dirt, and wear that can cause them to malfunction over time. To properly maintain your air compressor and avoid costly repairs, you should be sure to use the proper air compressor oil. The right oil will lubricate the compressor so that it functions properly each and every time. Many people choose to use an oil straight from the manufacturer, but OEM synthetic compressor oils are also available.
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1 Additional Answer
Air compressor oil provides lubrication so that your compressor will work properly, the lubricant is used to lubricate the internal components, to seal, and even cool. The type of lubricant you should use depends on what the manufacturer recommends. Using the right lubricant will provide corrosion and rust protection, helps shed water, provides high oxidation stability which maintains the viscosity. If equipment is serviced on a regular basis, it will increase the life of the compressor.
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