Did you know that engine oil is one of the key elements in the design of modern internal combustion engines? When a vehicle manufacturer develops a new engine, it includes lubricants in the process from the very beginning! The goal of the vehicle manufacturer is to significantly reduce CO2 emissions, which reduces fuel consumption, which is affected, among other things, by the lubricants used by the vehicle, which should also be taken into account when choosing an engine oil.
The supply of motor oils is large and sometimes confusing. Although their main function is lubrication, ie reducing the wear of engine parts that move at high speed and therefore create strong friction, in addition, you should know that engine oils protect the lubricating material from corrosion, clean and cool the engine. Quality engine oils ensure smoother engine operation and protect DPF filters and catalysts.
There are several factors that will appear in almost every engine and that is why it is important to regularly replace the oil in the engine with a quality one.
The oil in the engine is in contact with oxygen and combustion by-products. This leads to an increase in viscosity and the formation of various deposits. Increasing the viscosity reduces the efficiency of the oil.
They speed up the process of oil degradation, so the oil temperature in the engine should always be under control. Although keeping the oil at a constant temperature will prolong its lifespan, high temperatures will occasionally occur, which inevitably leads to oil degradation.
Consumption of additives:
Oils and oil additives operate at high engine temperatures as well as under harsh conditions to protect the engine and ensure optimum performance. These active components of the engine oil are consumed gradually while the engine is running.
Dirt, water, air and the like affect the rate at which lubricant degradation occurs. Moreover, metal surfaces are often in contact with each other in the engine of your vehicle, which will cause these surfaces to wear out. This causes small particles to enter the oil, which accelerates the process of oil degradation.
In addition, it is important to know that there are Fuel Economy motor oils that reduce fuel consumption. Their composition usually contains anti-friction additives that are formed on metal surfaces and thus reduce fuel consumption.
How to choose the right engine oil?
For starters, we recommend that you have your vehicle serviced by an appropriate workshop, as well as change the engine oil at the intervals recommended by the manufacturer, only with engine oil that has the vehicle manufacturer’s specifications and approvals.
Be sure to follow the OEM recommendations, and if you are not sure what the exact recommendations are, let us help you find the right oil, with our online lubricant advisor – a fast, reliable and up-to-date application. Motul Lubricant Advisor provides information on the appropriate choice of Motul lubricants for each vehicle type, based on category, manufacturer and model, as well as information on selected products. Visit Motul’s website and provide access to up-to-date information with recommendations for adequate, premium engine oil for your vehicle from anywhere.
MOTUL is the first lubricant manufacturer in the world to invent the first multigrade motor oil back in 1953, then the first semi-synthetic motor oil in 1966, and in 1971 the first in the world to start the production of 100% synthetic motor oil! Trust in tradition and quality tested in many races, under the most difficult conditions ensures a high level of engine oil performance, because only the best is good enough for the engine of your car!
When should engine oil be replaced?
Until recently, the oil in the engine had to be changed after a few thousand kilometers, and today it changes to 30,000 km or more in modern engines. At the same time, vehicle manufacturers, in an effort to comply with EURO standards on emissions from automotive exhaust or fuel consumption limits, are increasing oil change intervals with increasingly stringent requirements in lubricant specifications, mainly in terms of their compatibility with exhaust gas treatment systems.
To answer this frequently asked question, MOTUL devised a program Lubricant Advisor which allows you to find all the technical data on lubricants for all types of vehicles such as motorcycles, cars, commercial vehicles, agricultural and construction machinery.
What all affects the oil change interval?
Due to the requirements of vehicle manufacturers for an ever longer interval between servicing, and thus the interval of engine oil change, there was a need for accelerated development of the lubricant technology itself. Service intervals are strictly defined by the vehicle manufacturer, and for modern engines range from 15,000 km up to 50,000 km (under certain conditions)!
These intervals are defined as the maximum possible, noting that difficult engine operating conditions contribute to their reduction. Difficult driving conditions that may affect the reduction of the oil change interval are:
• Short driving distances, short vehicle use
• Vehicle storage conditions (high humidity, high and low temperatures, temperature oscillations…)
• Heavy vehicle load
• Frequent city rides with frequent stops, braking, lower revs and low speeds, frequent uphill rides
• Frequent and continuous use of the vehicle at high outside temperatures
• Frequent starting and operation of the engine at low temperatures
• Tows trailers with cargo
• Driving in conditions of high pollution (dust, humidity, driving on the ground)
• Use of unsuitable fuel (eg high sulfur fuels and biofuels)
MOTUL engine oils incorporate the knowledge of MOTUL experts as well as many innovations. From the first gas station in Pennsylvania to state-of-the-art laboratories, MOTUL products reflect the goals of improving our products and continuous work on innovation. When the engine contains MOTUL engine oil inspired by the unique winning formula 300V and tested in the most demanding conditions, such as race tracks, be sure to increase engine power, excellent lubrication and optimal protection.
In 2021, Motul marks the 50th anniversary of the production of the world’s first 100% synthetic oil, the legendary 300 V – half a century of victory, both in some of the most prestigious races in the world and on the international market. Experience with us the most important moments of its history! We will travel through time and we will reach 1971, the year when Motul started this success story, and we will also reach 2004 when these products prove their strength in the most prestigious race.
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