Technical Information

Q: There are so many grades of oil on your website, it is confusing.  What should I buy?

A: We recommend adhering to your manufacturer’s specification for oil.  But if you are clueless on which to use, just ask us and we'll be happy to advise.


Q: My car consumes oil, and I need to top it up.  Is it okay to mix the oil?

A: Generally, yes.  There are however a few exceptions, Castor and Plant-based oils are not safe to mix with conventional oils.  Otherwise, mixing oil brands, types (synthetic, semi-synthetic and mineral) and viscosities are fine.  Do note that when mixing oils, the quality of the better oil will be diluted by the lesser one. 


Q: I am driving a diesel vehicle.  Will I require a special oil?

A: From the specifications listed on the packaging of the oil, you can normally see a ACEA rating.  An A (gasoline engine) or B (diesel engine) suffix are both normally listed in conjunction.  Which means that the oil is suitable for both types of engines. In some diesel engines with Diesel Particulate Filters (DPF), they will require a oil that meets the ACEA C specification for low or mid SAPS (Sulphated Ash, Phosphorous and Sulphur) engine oil. Again, the safest bet is to use the oil according to the car manufacturer. 


Q: How often should I change my oil?

A: The life of the oil is dependant on many factors.  There are synthetics, semi-synthetics and mineral oils.  In most instances, fully synthetic oils will give the best protection and lasts the longest between oil change intervals.  There are some manufacturers who specify the use of long-life oil and can last for over 20,000km or 12 months. If the oil in the car has been put through extended high speed driving, the oil will be broken down much faster than an oil that has just seen mainly highway driving.  These should all be taken into account in considering the service interval for your car. 


Q: My engine consumes oil, how often should I change it?

A: If you are using the wrong grade of oil for your engine, you might encounter oil consumption by the engine. But in some of the modern day cars, some car manufacturers consider it acceptable for an engine to consume a litre of oil for every 1000km of driving.  (it sounds ridiculous, but it is not a typo error).  We can supply you the correct oil to top it up to ensure maximum protection for your engine.

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