- What is the difference between Synthetic, Semi-Synthetic and Mineral lubricants?
The difference is in the type of base that is used for its elaboration. Synthetic lubricants use synthetic bases, such as PAO (poly alpha olefins), which are bases obtained by unconventional processes of refining, as is the change in chemical molecules. Mineral lubricants use bases obtained by conventional refining processes, such as physical separation. Semi-Synthetic lubricants are products obtained from the mixture of Mineral bases and Synthetic bases.
- What type of lubricant is better, Synthetic or Mineral?
Our Ultralub lubricants comply fully with all levels and quality standards established by the industry, so both would be suitable when used in engines of specific requirements. However, synthetic bases have better chemical and behavioral characteristics than mineral bases. The performance of synthetic oils is typically more robust, especially in terms of pumpability at low temperatures, high temperature stability and protection against deposits. These attributes can help reduce engine wear, possible fuel savings and longer engine life.
- How often should I change the lubricant to my vehicle?
The interval between two lubricant changes is not the same for all vehicles. This term is determined by the vehicle manufacturer based on the level of quality of the lubricant, the characteristics of the engine and the conditions of use of the vehicle. It is usually associated with two parameters: mileage or time of use, months or years, whichever occurs first.