Most popular questions
Can I put in my gear-box the same oil as in my engine ?
Can I use diesel engine oil in a petrol engine, and vice versa ?
Can I mix two different types of oil ?
Lubricants are always optimized to meet the requirements of international classifications (API, ACEA). However, there are many ways of formulating a specific type of lubricant. Mixing two oils that have equivalent properties will not pose a problem, but final performance cannot be guaranteed. All market oils (petrol engine or diesel, mineral or synthetic) are mixable. However, a blending of two oil qualities lower the superior quality.
What is the advantage of keeping up with the new technologies ?
Which oil should we use in turbo compressed vehicles ?
Are all oils adapted to vehicles equipped with a catalytic converter ?
Can you chose another viscosity grade when changing oil ?
What should I do with used oil ?
Pour it in the backyard ? It?s against the law !
The quality of oils and their biodegradability have improved but these products are filled with particles of pollution which can be harmful to the environment. You may deposit your oil in special containers which can be found in the parking lots of supermarkets or at your neighbourhood garage.
- At least once a year
- The frequency recommended by the manufacturer may be modified according to: - The lubricant used, - Vehicle use (country, city, highway), - Thermal and mechanical requirements.
- Never drive with an oil level below the minimum mark on the dipstick Below this mark there is not enough oil, thus causing more rapid circulation of the fluid and accelerated wear on the oil.
- It is recommended to check the level regularly every 1,000 km and especially before a long trip.