Oils Lubricants & Additives
  • VLS escalates case to ATIEL and Trading Standards

    Verification of Lubricant Specifications (VLS) has taken the decision to escalate case 160, a complaint a ...

    Verification of Lubricant Specifications (VLS) has taken the decision to escalate case 160, a complaint against Toyota First 5W-30 Fully Synthetic SN/CF Oil following months of investigation. The case ...

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  • An Alternative Solution

    Bob Wood, Technical Engineer at Total Lubricants, explains how the company has had to respond to an incre ...

    Bob Wood, Technical Engineer at Total Lubricants, explains how the company has had to respond to an increase in the amount of alternatively-fuelled vehicles on UK roads. In 2017, the UK’s appetite for ...

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  • Then & Now

    Next year, Morris Lubricants will celebrate its 150-year evolution; from candlemaker to global oil export ...

    Next year, Morris Lubricants will celebrate its 150-year evolution; from candlemaker to global oil exporter. Grocer and candlemaker James Kent Morris could never have envisaged the future evolution of ...

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  • A Rapid Development

    Lucas Oil’s automotive lubricants and additives are now available from over 120 motor factor branches wit ...

    Lucas Oil’s automotive lubricants and additives are now available from over 120 motor factor branches within the Rapid Group, after a deal was agreed with the US manufacturer last month. PMF finds out ...

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  • Making the Grade

    A decade ago, a motor factor could service the needs of the majority of its customers by stocking 15W-40 ...

    A decade ago, a motor factor could service the needs of the majority of its customers by stocking 15W-40 and 10W-40 grade engine oils. Unless the car was unusual, one of those would have worked just f ...

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  • All Change

    As the ACEA 2012 sequences are phased out, and with ACEA 2016 sequences now mandatory, PMF speaks to Andr ...

    As the ACEA 2012 sequences are phased out, and with ACEA 2016 sequences now mandatory, PMF speaks to Andrew Goddard, Chairman of the Verification of Lubricant Specifications (VLS) about what the chang ...

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  • Stars, Stripes And Seals

    PMF interviews Patrick O’Brien, President of Solv-Tec, the USA distributor of K-Seal Permanent Coolant Le ...

    PMF interviews Patrick O’Brien, President of Solv-Tec, the USA distributor of K-Seal Permanent Coolant Leak Repair, to find out more about what stockists and motorists in the US think about K-Seal and ...

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  • Making Sense of Lubricant Marketing Claims

    Verification of Lubricant Specifications (VLS) explains the various marketing claims made on lubricant pack ...

    Verification of Lubricant Specifications (VLS) explains the various marketing claims made on lubricant packaging, so that factors can advise their customers on the correct products to buy. The use of ma ...

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  • What goes into Shell’s Helix Ultra Range?

    As Shell continues to push the boundaries of engine lubrication, PMF looks into how the manufacturer’s He ...

    As Shell continues to push the boundaries of engine lubrication, PMF looks into how the manufacturer’s Helix Ultra range is produced and why it will benefit your customers. Since 1901, the motor oil in ...

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