Choosing the correct oil
Identify the Original easily and accurately
You often wonder which engine oil is the best for your customer vehicles. There are many manufacturers of engine oils who advertise with original manufacturer approvals.
However, you must pay attention to three key features to see if it is high quality engine oil with original manufacturer releases:
General: The physical and chemical properties alone are not enough to select the right lubricant for an aggregate. Therefore, elaborate engine tests and bench tests are performed to verify and represent the performance of a lubricant. These requirements are reflected in delivery instructions, manufacturer approvals and specifications.
A specification itself defines requirements for lubricants in which the physical and chemical properties as well as the test methods are defined.
Worldwide independent organizations define the performance of engine oils with their specifications. Only after meeting specified criteria engine oils are assigned to a specification: e.g. ACEA and / or API.
Automobile manufacturers worldwide check the suitability of engine oils for each of their engine types. The manufacturer himself issues a separate approval for these extensively tested engine oils:
You can identify an engine oil suitable for Mercedes Benz engines, for example at the release phrase: "MB-APPROVAL 229.51".
A manufacturer release, such as MB-APPROVAL 229.51 means that the vehicle or aggregate manufacturer releases the oil for use and has confirmed this release in writing to the lubricant manufacturer or issued a license number.
This means that a reputable lubricant manufacturer can always document and prove original manufacturer approvals.
In addition, responsible lubricant manufacturers make recommendations based on extremely extensive vehicle testsand development partnershipsand clearly present them as their own recommendation on the respective products.
Only by the serious handling and the serious communication with these terms you can identify the actual performance profile of lubricants.
Trust in FUCHS lubricants and the know-how of more than 85 years of lubricant development. With our numerous development projects in the automotive industry, we today already know the technology of tomorrow.
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Where you can find specifications, approvals and recommendations on the FUCHS label
Each product from the FUCHS product range shows you the 3 essential characteristics that you should pay attention to when choosing oil. As you can see on our product label TITAN GT1 SAE 5W-40, specifications, manufacturer approvals and FUCHS recommendations are accurately listed. So you can easily and precisely identify which oil is suitable for your vehicle. Rely on quality, reliability and safety.