Extending Engine Life

Extending Engine Life

With car manufacturers increasingly specifying a particular grade of oil for their vehicles, garages are faced with a greater variety of types and grades of product than ever before. Castrol explains more. 

Making the right choice when it comes to lubricant selection is crucial in meeting manufacturer requirements but the reality is that some garages are still using just one grade of lubricant across all vehicles and engine types.

Vehicle engines are also being put under additional stress from stop-start driving in heavy traffic, harsh weather conditions and owners exceeding motor oil change intervals which means engine oils need to work harder to provide adequate levels of protection.

More than just engine oil

Harsh driving conditions can cause the build-up of a thick, tar-like substance called engine sludge. You can’t see this sludge build-up, but as build up increases with a vehicle’s mileage it can damage engine performance and cause premature engine failure. This is because the particles and dirt and grit block the oilways meaning the oil can’t properly protect the engine.

Specially designed to tackle this problem, Castrol GTX Double Action formula helps to keep engines clean and extend engine life by clearing away sludge build up and preventing it from reforming. Castrol GTX contains a unique anti-sludge formula that provides 25% better sludge protection compared to tough industry standards. It also offers superior protection against viscosity and thermal breakdown and the oil’s anti-wear additives help to extend engine life.

Castrol has recently launched a new trade range of Castrol GTX oils in the UK, available through The Race Group as an ambassador distributor of Castrol products. The range is fully OEM approved and competitively priced, providing garages with access to a high performance lubricant that can be used across the majority of vehicles.

Castrol GTX is one of the world’s most trusted motor oils and this year, Castrol is celebrating 50 years of the iconic product that has been hailed as liquid engineering. Here is what some of our customers had to say about the engine oil that has stood the test of time:

“We have used Castrol GTX for 40 years – ever since I first started working in the garage. Throughout the years we have serviced tens of thousands of vehicles using GTX oil and none of our customers have ever reported any engine or gearbox issues. Not only are we extremely satisfied with the products, but the Castrol branding also looks professional in the workshop, and shows our customers that we only use the best, top-quality products when servicing their vehicles. This really helps us to build trust and loyalty with our customers.”

Peter Blackburn, PA Blackburn

“Central Garage has used Castrol GTX oil for around 20 years. It’s a high quality product that does precisely what it says on the tin, helping to extend engine life and improve cleanliness. Over the years, we have found that using Castrol oil helps to keep diesel engines cleaner for longer, meaning vehicles require less maintenance, which is of course, a huge benefit for customers.”

James Jackson, Central Garage

When it comes to choosing the right lubricant, rather than focusing just on price, it’s important to consider the benefits that come with using a higher quality product that meet the exact requirements of the engine you’re working with. It’s about using the right oil, in the right car and the Castrol Quick Reference Guide provides an easy to follow manual for choosing the most suitable product. We’re committed to working with our customers to make it easier to choose the right grade of lubricant for longer engine life and improved performance.

Meet The Race Group at MECHANEX

As an ambassador distributor of Castrol lubricants, The Race Group will be at MECHANEX, Sandown Park on 6th and 7th November to show independent garages how they can become more profitable and productive with technical lubricants expertise and Castrol’s high-performance car engine oils and greases. Visit the team on stand T10.

The show is completely FREE to attend and tickets can be booked online, or by calling 01923 237799. For more information follow @MECHANEXShow on Facebook, or visit the MECHANEX website.

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