Modern Tire Dealer

DEC 2018

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—8— Do You Know When it comes to oil for your vehicle, there's no one-size- fi ts-all solution. It's important to understand all the symbols and acronyms on product labels to ensure you're choosing the optimal oil for your specifi c needs. What to Look for When Y API'S CERTIFICATION MARK & SERVICE SYMBOL This identifi es quality motor oils for gasoline and diesel-powered vehicles. Oils displaying these marks meet performance requirements set by U.S. and international vehicle and engine manufacturers and the lubricant industry. THE "STARBURST" The American Petroleum Institute's "Starburst" means that the oil meets the gold standard of ILSAC, the International Lubricant Specifi cation Advisory Committee. ILSAC establishes quality specs for the world's lubricant standards – a joint effort of U.S. and Japanese automobile manufacturers. THE "DONUT" The API "Donut" seal provides performance levels, viscosity grade, and savings from fuel conservation. It is typically shown on the back of the oil container. RESOURCE CONSERVING & ENERGY CONSERVING These designations apply to oil intended for gasoline engine cars, vans, and light trucks. Widespread use of "Energy or Resource Conserving" oils may result in an overall savings of fuel in the vehicle as a whole.

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