Make it a Pennzoil Change!

WHAT MOTOR OIL DOES AND WHY IT MATTERS

Engine oils are complex mixtures of base oils and additive components designed to perform a variety of tasks: separating and lubricating moving parts, reducing engine wear, helping prevent deposits from forming on internal engine components, removing and suspending dirt and contaminants in the oil until these contaminants can be removed at the next oil change, cooling engine parts, enhancing engine fuel economy, providing protection over a wide temperature range and even helping to protect the emissions system. In other words, they do a lot more than just lubricate.

The right motor oil also helps protect your emissions systems. Catalytic converters can deteriorate over time and are expensive to replace. A high-quality motor oil helps protect the emissions system by minimizing its own impact on these devices. To assure base quality, always look for the American Petroleum Institute (API) Starburst and Donut.

WHY IS A MOTOR OIL’S ABILITY TO CLEAN IMPORTANT?

Dirt is created inside your engine as part of the normal combustion process, so keeping engine components clean is essential. If your engine components and oil passages are dirty, your vehicle performance and efficiency suffer. Deposits also trap heat inside your engine like an insulating blanket. Which is why Pennzoil® motor oil doesn’t just help prevent sludge, it can clean up sludge in the first oil change. And when your engine’s running clean, you feel it.

WHY SHOULD I TRADE UP TO A SYNTHETIC MOTOR OIL?

Simply put, a cleaner engine is better protected and more responsive. It’s a fact of life that all engines generate contaminants. Contaminants such as soot, carbon, and sulfuric and nitric acid are inevitable byproducts of the combustion process. And all of them end up in your motor oil to varying degrees. So the question isn’t whether you need an oil that cleans, but how well your oil cleans the dirt and deposits your engine generates.

Part of the job of engine oil is to suspend the contaminants within the oil until your next oil change. It’s a fairly daunting task for engine oil to suspend all the contaminants thrown at it; the truth is that full synthetic motor oils like Pennzoil Ultra and Pennzoil Platinum® do a better job of preventing deposits on engine surfaces than conventional oils and synthetic blends can do. In fact, both motor oils exceed certain cleanliness standards that conventional oils and synthetic blends just can’t meet.*

*Based on GM4718M and Honda HTO-06 tests using SAE 5W-30.

 

Make it a Pennzoil change and Save 50¢/GAL on Shell Fuel.

FRN Members can save 50¢/GAL on Shell fuel, at select locations, when they choose Pennzoil Platinum or Pennzoil Ultra for their next oil change! Find participating locations HERE.

 

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