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Analyzing the oil in your vehicle is like sending your blood to the lab for tests. An engine oil analysis can provide clues about the health of your engine – without any invasive surgery. By analyzing a sample of used engine oil, you can determine the amount of contamination, the wear rates and overall condition of your engine. The real benefit of an oil analysis is that it acts as an early warning system, alerting you to potential problems before they become an equipment failure. And oil analysis isn’t for just one kind of driver or one kind of vehicle. The tests benefit all engines, from passenger cars to fleet vehicles to agricultural, construction, and industrial equipment. How to Perform an Analysis First, you’ll need to purchase an oil analysis kit. Jackson Oil & Solvents have kits which contain everything you need for analysis. You’ll then extract a small sample […]

Passenger car motor oils have changed dramatically over the last 10 years. Gone are the days of 5W-30 and 5W-20 for most vehicles.  Due to the increase demands on engines, EPA mandated fuel economy increases and other requirements; the need for different viscosity motor oils has been required. In 2011 General Motors introduced DEXOS motor oils.   DEXOS oils were API approved GF-5 oils that could be used in other makes of vehicles requiring 5W-30 or 5W-20 motor oil.  But GM preferred the DEXOS products for their vehicles.  DEXOS was only available at GM dealers. If DEXOS was not available then GF-5 approved oil could be used for the oil change if the customer did not elect to go to the dealer.  Since this time DEXOS has been licensed to all the major oil companies and blenders of private label brands.  DEXOS is available at most quick oil facilities and […]

Up on the ice roads, you and your truck work together like a team. Watch Lisa Kelly from History® Network’s Ice Road Truckers® as she explains the Alaskan way to get the job done. Lisa Kelly, star of the Histroy Channel’s Ice Road Truckers series, has joined Chevron’s “Reality of Delo” campaign, a modern take on testimonials intended to influence heavy duty diesel equipment users about the benefits of Delo heavy duty motor oil (HDMO). Kelly, a career truck driver, says she is a long time Delo user. “I have relied on Delo since I began my career in trucking,” she says. “I drive some of the deadliest roads in the world. I can’t take chances on oils. I need to know I’ve got the most durable, reliable and toughest lubricants in my truck. An oil that I can count on to protect my truck even in the harshest conditions. Up on […]