Michael’s Motor Alley Podcast

Join nationally-recognized automobile and motor oil expert, Michael Thomas, to discuss and learn a variety of topics in the automotive and motor oil industries.

Keeping Motor Oil Free of Contamination Requires Care Whether at Home or in a Shop

Using proper storage and handling practices for motor oil is as important as choosing the correct viscosity grade for a car or light truck.

Back to Basics: What is an Oil Filter

After picking up your car from service, you may notice that your vehicle’s oil filter was replaced. What does that mean, and why is it important?

Pennzoil is Helping Lead the Way with the National Lubricant Container Recycling Coalition

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’s Used Oil Analysis Program

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.

Help Reduce Your Summer Road Trip Carbon Footprint

With summer, comes the longest days of the year – these extended periods of sunshine are the green light for many to hit the highway for a road trip! As you plan for those extended miles ahead, it’s also a chance to explore opportunities to reduce your carbon footprint along the way. Below are some tips to help get the wheels in motion.

Understanding European Motor Oil Specifications

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

Five Sustainable Car Tips to Help Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Looking to contribute to a more sustainable lifestyle, but don’t know where to begin? Making a conscious effort to evaluate your driving and vehicle maintenance habits can help reduce your personal carbon emissions. Check out our five simple tips to help reduce your carbon footprint as a motorist.

Warning Signs from Your Vehicle That it Needs Service or Repair

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.

How to Maintain High Mileage Vehicles

According to IHS Markit, the average age of passenger cars on the road in the United States increased to 12.1 years old in 2021, increasing by nearly two months from 2020 data. The increase in average vehicle age means that with many older vehicles on the road, maintenance requirements and frequency of maintenance have increased as well. If you plan to keep your vehicle for longer, there are several factors that can help extend overall lifespan.

Warm up Your Vehicle this Winter with Pennzoil Synthetics

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.

The Importance of Properly Disposing and Recycling Used Motor Oil

November 15 is America Recycles Day. Proper disposal of used motor oil can help keep our environment cleaner.

What Happens if you Skip an Oil Change?

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.

How Natural Gas Becomes Pennzoil Motor Oil

Pennzoil Synthetics are made from natural gas. But how does natural gas become a quality full synthetic motor oil for your vehicle?

Prepare for Fall Car Care Month with 5 Simple Tips

In recognition of Fall Car Care Month, here are five maintenance tips to help prepare your vehicle for the colder months ahead

Learn more about the voice behind the podcast, Michael’s Motor Alley

Pennzoil Technical Information Specialist Michael Thomas is the host of the Michael's Motor Alley podcast, where he talks about all things automotive and motor oil

Beat the Heat with Pennzoil Synthetics

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.

Learn All About The Information Found On the Back of Pennzoil Motor Oil Bottles

If you are seeking to purchase Pennzoil for your vehicle’s next do-it-yourself (DIY) motor oil change, the familiar yellow Pennzoil bottle is easy to find and the viscosity and oil type are clearly marked on the front. To learn even more, simply turn the bottle around, there is detailed information available to you about the motor oil.

Spring Your Vehicle Into Warm Weather During National Car Care Month

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.

Protection & Performance: Exploring the Benefits of Low Viscosity (0W) Motor Oils

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.

How to Care for Your Vehicle in Today’s Environment – 2021 and Beyond

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.

Know Your Oil with Our Engine Oil Guide

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.

Pennzoil® Means Complete Protection

Get top engine performance with the power of Pennzoil Synthetics. See Why Pennzoil is the motor oil Brand Experts Trust.

What you need to know about ILSAC GF-6

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.

High-Quality Motor Oil From Pennzoil® Is Designed to Exceed the Needs of Modern Engines

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.

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