How to read a label ?
The product label give information about the lubricant performances :
First, read the label
The information on viscosity describes the behavior of a lubricant when the temperature changes.
When hot, the oil becomes more fluid; it flows more easily. In the event of city or leisure driving, or when the air temperature is high, the engine experiences high temperatures that accentuate the phenomenon. It is therefore important to use an oil that remains sufficiently viscous when hot to protect the engine.
This property is measured with the S.A.E. specification.
2. Base oils
Performance and characteristics differ from one lubricant to another, the only thing they have in common is that they are have a principal ingredient called a " lubricant base ", which represents 75 to 85% of the oil and which may be of mineral (petroleum) or synthetic origin.
3.Type of engine
Indication about the type of engine (gasoline engine or diesel engine).
4. Manufacturer certification
After having been tested for efficacy, the better part of our lubricants are certified by manufacturers such as :
The specifications API and ACEA are the sign of quality recognised by many manufacturers. Certain manufacturers, however, add their own requirements.