Spring is almost here, meaning its time to start getting your vehicles ready for long drives and hard work.
Harsh winter weather, cold temperatures, ice and snow will soon be behind us, leading to better driving conditions for personal and fleet vehicles. It also marks the beginning of the busy season folks in the agricultural and construction industries. In either situation, spring is a great time to re-evaluate the lubricants in your vehicle’s engine.
With the advent of multi-grade engine oils, seasonal oil changes have become a luxury rather than a necessity for passenger cars. Still, its important to keep an eye on your engine now that you will likely be driving more and to ensure you are using a quality multi-viscosity oil like Mobil 1 10W-30. The same can’t be said for heavy duty diesel engines that still require a monograde lubricant. Warm weather means it’s time to start thinking about a switch to a heavy grade oil, like Mobil Delvac 1240 or Dyna-Plex 21C Dezol 30.
You should also consider changing the oil in any vehicle that has been cooped up in the garage all winter. Have a high-performance European sports car that doesn’t come out until the ice melts and the salt goes away? Check out Medallion Plus Full Synthetic Euro 5W-40. Motorcycle enthusiast ready to get back on the open road? Make sure your bike is prepared with Mobil 1 V-Twin 20W-50 or Mobil 1 Racing 4T 10W-40.
Warm weather is also a sign that business is about to pick up in several industries. Construction projects will certainly start to kick into high gear, with fewer days lost to ice and snow. A heavy duty engine oil designed for off-highway applications like Mobil Delvac MX 15W-40 will help ensure vehicles perform at peak efficiency. Tractors will also come out of the barn for the first time in months, so make sure they are prepared by picking up lubricants like Mobilfluid 424.
Spring will be upon us faster than you think, so stock up on quality lubricants today.
Knowledge Center Links:
-Oil vs. Grease: What's the Difference?
-Conventionals, Synthetics and Blends
-Important Lubricant Organizations
-Handling and Storing Lubricants
-Lubricant Maintenance and Analysis
-Dropping Point/Useable Temperature Chart
-The Right Motor Oil for the RIght Temperature
-Specially Tailored Lubricants Can Power Performance
-This Winter, Choose the Right Lubricant
-Benefits of Universal Tractor Fluids in Construction Equipment
-Chain Lubrication - Penetration is the Key to Success
-When Choosing Grease, Practice Due Diligence
-Metalworking Fluids: A Product Overview
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