A Penny Smart is a Pound Foolish - Chevron Lubricants
Chevron lubricants stand for one thing above all else: Reliability. As engines become more technologically advanced and complex, it’s more important than ever before to use lubricant’s that are equally advanced. Therefore, proper lubrication requires more than just creating a protective film it also includes choosing a premium high quality product versus a low quality product. By choosing approved products that meet API and OEM requirements for performance and/or warranty you should be guaranteeing the performance of the lubricant to meet the five rights of lubrication which are:
- Right type of lubricant
- Right quality
- Right amount
- Right place
- Right time
The lubricant's main job is to reduce friction and wear, but it also carries away heat by being circulated and cooled, prevents air or moisture from causing rust and corrosion, and it removes contaminants by carrying them to the filter. If the lubricant is not formulated properly, such as the case in low quality oils, the protection that the lubricant is designed to provide is diminished leading to increased maintenance costs and premature loss.
Chevron invented modern hydrocracking called ISOCRACKING, the widely-adopted base oil refining process that improves oil viscosity and removes impurities. Chevron also invented ISODEWAXING, a process that reshapes the wax molecules into high-quality base oil molecules. ISOSYN Technology is how Chevron formulates its top-tier products. It’s the combination of premium base oils with high performance additives and Chevron’s formulation expertise that provides superb protection. Chevron engine oils provide excellent soot dispersancy, wear protection, oxidation stability and sludge control to guard against loss of equipment life and help reduce fuel and oil consumption. What’s more, the Chevron family of products delivers integrity and performance as proven by various bench testing results. On and off the road, Chevron’s industry-leading lubricants have logged billions of miles and countless hours helping provide superior protection to engine parts so consumers can go farther whether that is drain intervals or life of the equipment.
This is one reason why Chevron supports Petroleum Quality Institute of America (PQIA) who promotes lubricant quality by randomly testing lubricants and publishing the results on their website for all to see. PQIA doesn’t replace, but rather compliments API and ILMA, by sharing the data results publicly to help deter those companies not adhering to industry specifications and accepted practices.
One of the leading concerns is unlicensed vs licensed lubricants meeting API specifications, in which the unlicensed lubricant is generally less expensive and the consumer may not be educated in understanding the requirements to meet API specifications. Some issues can also arise with distribution and repackaging of product which is why Chevron also conducts quality assessments on our marketers as part of our contract guidelines to ensure correct quality control and compliance. Our assessments include sampling all bulk tanks and a sampling of repackaged products, to ensure that they are following correct handling and labeling procedures.
You can count on Chevron’s industry experience, technology leadership, and premium family of products to help you stay ahead of the industry challenges to protect and maximize the life of the equipment.