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WHAT IS API CERTIFICATION FOR LUBRICANTS?

WHAT IS API CERTIFICATION FOR LUBRICANTS?

API is the acronym for American Petroleum Institute, which defines a series of minimum requirements lubricants must meet. The API quality level is represented by a code usually consisting of two letters: The first letter refers to the type of engine (S = gasoline and C = diesel). The API Certification Mark and Service Level … Continued

WHAT IS THE RECOMMENDED OIL FOR MY VEHICLE?

WHAT IS THE RECOMMENDED OIL FOR MY VEHICLE?

Vehicle owners are advised to refer to the manufacturer’s manual, where they can find the recommended vehicle engine oil. The SN or SM levels are the most advisable for the latest vehicles with gasoline engines, and the oil should always be multigrade, depending on the region where the vehicle is used. For earlier vehicles, the SL, SJ … Continued

WHEN SHOULD I CHANGE THE OIL?

WHEN SHOULD I CHANGE THE OIL?

The time to change the oil depends on many types of factors, such as: Engine condition – wear of rings and cylinders. Calibration of the fuel injection system. Operating conditions – traffic, roads or dusty areas. Continuous use time – Long or very short trips. SAE grade and API level. Combination of oils with different … Continued