Motor Oil Facts and Knowledge
Car owners need to know that motor problems can come from using low quality oil. Read our motor oil facts and knowledge pages to become a savvy consumer.
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For many years, Pennzoil has worked alongside the American Petroleum Institute (API) to ensure Pennzoil products meet – and often exceed - the stringent requirements of motor oil specifications implemented to best help protect the performance of your engine.
To help maintain high performance and a longer life expectancy for your engine, motor oil is essential. Not only does it help to lubricate your vehicle’s engine, it also offers many additional benefits.
Maintaining maximum fuel efficiency is important regardless of the vehicle you drive. There are several ways that you can easily maximize the number of miles you get per gallon of gas. Below are some regular maintenance and operating tips to help you save at the pump.
Using proper storage and handling practices for motor oil is as important as choosing the correct viscosity grade for a car or light truck.
Shell has set a target to be a net-zero emissions energy business by 2050. In an effort to avoid and reduce emissions, Pennzoil is working with the National Lubricant Container Recycling Coalition (NLCRC) to tackle recycling of plastic containers.
Pennzoil takes pride in sharing our passion for motor oil and the automotive industry! We are finding ways to educate on synthetic motor oil and our Pennzoil Platinum Full Synthetic line.
European vehicle engines such as BMW, Mercedes-Benz, VW, Ferrari, Maserati, Porsche and more are designed differently than other vehicle engines and thus have a different set of European motor oil specifications. Pennzoil Platinum Euro motor oils are designed to meet the demanding requirements of high-performance engines that power numerous European vehicles and exceed manufacturer requirements for cleanliness and durability protection
What’s that noise? I don’t recognize that smell? Why is the car vibrating? If you’re asking any of these questions about your vehicle, it’s time to do some investigating to determine if your vehicle needs servicing or repairs. Additionally, if there are fluids on the ground where you park your vehicle or if you see a dashboard warning light on, it’s a sign that your vehicle requires immediate attention.
Winter weather can be harsh on your vehicle with cold, snow, salt and the inevitable potholes. One of the simplest ways to protect your engine against the possible effects of cold weather is using a low viscosity full synthetic motor oil.
November 15 is America Recycles Day. Proper disposal of used motor oil can help keep our environment cleaner.
Knowing when to change your motor oil is vital to proper vehicle maintenance. By skipping a motor oil change or extending the drain interval thousands of miles past the recommended drain interval, serious consequences can be done to your vehicle’s engine.
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Low viscosity motor oil is often associated with the ability to help start an engine and flow throughout to quickly provide protection of engine parts in cold weather. However, low viscosity motor oils are also engineered to provide protection in extreme heat as hot spots can occur regularly inside an engine at any time of year.
National Car Care Month is here! Winter weather can wreak havoc on vehicles both internally and externally which is why it’s critical to give your vehicle proper attention and maintenance at the change of seasons.
The development of zero-weight (0W) motor oils came as a need to reduce emissions, improve fuel economy and engine efficiency while continuing to provide engine protection. Pennzoil full synthetic 0W motor oils provide faster low temperature flow and protection in extreme heat.
Read our engine oil guide and get to know your car better. You will find useful information on how to keep your car performing at its best.
Learn about ILSAC GF-6, the new motor oil specification coming out in 2020. See how Pennzoil is supporting ILSAC GF-6 and protecting the performance of your engine.
Knowing you have selected the best oil for your vehicle’s engine is important. Learn how high-quality motor oils are developed and should exceed industry standards.