APRIL 9, 2014
Here's why PurePlus™ base oil is so important to your car engine.

In making motor oil, you start with a base oil, to which certain additives are added to give the oil its full range of performance characteristics.

Pennzoil has raised the bar with the PurePlus™ Technology in Pennzoil Platinum® and Pennzoil Ultra Platinum™ Full Synthetic motor oils.

PurePlus™ Technology is a revolutionary process that converts pure natural gas into a first-of-its-kind synthetic base oil used in Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic motor oils, the best synthetic motor oils we’ve ever made.

Imagine taking a cup of water from a muddy river and running it through a water filter. The filtered water will still contain some impurities, similar to the crude oil processing that is used to create conventional base oils.

Now imagine collecting a cup of water by condensing steam or water vapor. The resulting water will be much purer, similar to PurePlus™ base oil.

In the same way, a base oil made from natural gas is purer than a base oil that’s been refined from crude oil.

PurePlus™ Technology produces a crystal clear base oil that is 99.5% pure with fewer impurities than base oils made from crude oil, the start for many other traditional and synthetic motor oils.

SO HOW COME IT'S NOT CLEAR WHEN IT COMES OUT OF THE BOTTLE?

Simple. Every great oil is a combination of base oil and the high-performance additives that give it its full range of performance characteristics. And it’s the combination of PurePlus™ base oil and our high-performance additives that enable Pennzoil Platinum® products to deliver complete protection without compromise. The additives also give Pennzoil Platinum® its distinctive amber color.