Unleash Your Engine With Petron’s High-Performance Lubricants
Your engine is the heart of your vehicle and it needs the right lubrication to keep running efficiently and smoothly. Petron engine oils are designed to provide ultimate engine protection under every kind of driving condition.
From delivery trucks, SUVs, and high-end sports cars and whatever driving condition: running at high speeds, frequent starts and stops, heavy traffic, hot weather, rainy season, and even carrying heavy loads, we have the right lubricant formulated especially for your vehicle.
Petron Blaze Racing Fully Synthetic (with TS3™ formula) is our high-technology gasoline engine oil designed for ultimate engine protection and better long-term engine performance. In hot climate conditions and congested city traffic, engines are often exposed to excessive engine heat and increased wear and tear, which reduces the engine’s lifespan. Petron Blaze Racing for gasoline-fed vehicles is specially formulated with TS3™ (Thermal Stress Stabilizing System), an exclusive technology that protects your engine from stress. Our TS3™ formula prevents engine wear and corrosion, provide excellent engine cleanliness, and keeps oil stable even at extreme temperatures.
For diesel-fed vehicles, Petron Rev-X Oils is formulated with Dynamic Cleaning Technology (DC Tech) that promotes engines cleanliness for more efficient operation and longer engine life. Petron Rev-X Fully Synthetic is a premium lubricant formulated for heavy duty diesel engines to provide maximum protection under extreme driving conditions.
With 85 years of dedicated effort in product development and innovation, Petron engine oils have gone through the rigors of research and development as well as stringent quality controls to exceed industry standards and requirements of original equipment manufacturers.
Petron’s extensive range of automotive engine oils is widely available in Petron service stations, Petron Car Care Centers, participating workshops and spare parts shops as well as other retail outlets.
1. When should you check your engine oil?
You should check the level of your engine oil regularly every time you gas up or at least once a month. Check your manual for the proper engine oil checking procedure. Generally, you should park your car on a level surface and wait 5 minutes for your engine oil to settle before checking. It is important to check the engine oil level on the dipstick and ensure that the level is at maximum. When your engine oil drops below the maximum level, the remaining oil basically needs to work harder, eventually getting dirty faster than usual. When this happens, engine performance begins to suffer and there is more wear and tear. You also need to check the color of your engine oil. If engine oil is still in good condition then it should look like clear honey. If the engine oil is dark brown or black, it is definitely time for an oil change.
2. What is the right engine oil for my vehicle?
Choosing the correct engine oil may look like a difficult task but is actually easy. Just check your vehicle’s owner’s manual for your car manufacturer’s suggested engine oil. Your vehicle manufacturer specifies the properties of the engine oil best suited for your car (e.g. SAE 5W-40). After, you can now look for the brand you prefer based on the use of your vehicle. Aside from viscosity grade, your vehicle manual usually indicates the recommended performance level such as API (American Petroleum Institute) and ACEA (European Automobile Manufacturers Association). Engine oils that meet the specifications of these industry standards are indicated in the product labels. Check out Petron Engine Oils and you can see these performance claims on the labels to assist you further in choosing the right oil for you.
3. Fully Synthetic, Synthetic or Mineral engine oils?
Both Synthetic (semi-synthetic and fully synthetic) and Mineral Oils are both made from…oil, mixed with anti-wear additives, cleaning additives and viscosity modifiers. But where mineral oil is simply refined from crude oil distillates, Synthetics have base oil that is further purified and processed. Generally, synthetic base oil has molecules with identical structures and has higher purity thus offering better oxidation stability. The more stable the oil is, the longer it maintains its characteristics, thereby resulting in better engine protection, better efficiency, and longer change oil intervals.
Your engine stands to last longer if you treat it right, and the first step in doing so is knowing what is true and what isn’t when it comes to the products you use. One thing you can count on, though, is optimum performance when you use great matching lubes and fuels, such as Petron’s.
4. Does the “W” in an engine oil’s viscosity rating (e.g. SAE 5W-40) stand for “Weight?”
“W” stands for Winter. All SAE 40 oils will flow at roughly the same rate at 100 degrees Celsius. But they won’t all flow at the same rate when the engine is cold. When oil is rated at 5W-40 or 10W-40, the number before the “W” represents the oil’s viscosity in cold temperatures. Engine oils with this viscosity grade are referred to as multi-grade, meaning it meets the requirements of more than one SAE grade and is suitable for use over a wider temperature range. A 5W-40, like Petron Blaze Racing, will flow more easily in cold conditions, even if they both have the same viscosity when hot. This means your engine gets the same level of protection in hot running, but doesn’t have to struggle against thick syrupy oil when you start it in the morning.
A monograde engine oil, on the other hand, is suitable for a more specific range of temperatures. Their viscosity will be high at low temperature and will be low at high temperature, thus choosing the right monograde is critical to achieve optimal performance. Petron offers monograde diesel engine oil, which is more suitable for older diesel engines. It has high shear rate performance at high temperature, thus offering lubrication even under high stress and/or load conditions.
5. Why is viscosity important?
Viscosity is the measure of a fluid’s resistance to flow. For engine oil lubricants, viscosity is the most important property. The oil’s viscosity determines how it moves to the parts that need lubrications and acts as the protection film between contacting metals to prevent wear and damage. During start-up and engine is cold, the oil’s viscosity is thick thus requiring more power to move the oil through the engine parts. During prolonged operation on a high stress or load condition such as stop and go situations, engine temperatures may soar thus making the viscosity of oil thinner. Oil too thick, engine efficiency suffers. Too thin, then engine protection is compromised.
Choosing the right engine oil for your vehicle is essential. Petron Engine Oils resists thickening when cold yet maintains it ability in hot temperatures due to its high-technology, proprietary lubricant additives. You can be sure that with Petron Engine Oils, your engine gets the ultimate protection.