Passenger Car Motor Oils – Past, Present, and Future
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 repair shops.
Currently we have 6 types of 5W-30 motor oil. Conventional, Synthetic Blend, Full Synthetic, Dexos and High Mileage all GF-5 approved. There is a Euro 5W-30 for Mercedes, BMW and VW,
We also have 5W-40 for diesel powered Euro vehicles.
In 2017 we will be changing to a GF-6 which is designed for better fuel economy, improve wear protection for the engine as a few benefits for this new standard. But with this change in specification brings more types of viscosity oils to meet the requirements from the automobile manufactures. Go to www.oronite.com/products/gf6 for more information on the new specifications.
In closing with all the changes and oils out there, it is even more important to follow the owner’s manual recommendations for the correct oil for your vehicle. For questions or more information, contact John Rang at email@example.com or 317-502-6268.
Ice Road Trucker Lisa Kelly Relies on Delo
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 the ice roads, Delo is just what we use.”
2015 goes down in the record books as our best yet in terms of each of our company segments performing at a high level. Crude prices fell to their lowest levels since the financial crisis which produced lower prices for our customers and lowered delivery expenses for our company. A tragic event reminded us that maintaining a safe work environment requires continuous focus and effort. Here are some of the positive changes that occurred throughout the year.
New transportation professionals were hired to expand our reach and capabilities.
Remodeling and repairs were performed on our “flagship” building.
Wayne saw the addition of new entrance gates and a card system for after-hour entry and additional repairs were made to the stair well and roof.
Jackson grew the DEF business by an additional 25% and maintained the number one slot as Brenntag’s largest DEF (diesel exhaust fluid) distributor in North America for much of 2015.
The best single month performance ever.
The Joe’s Junction location at Kentucky & Raymond opened and expanded their inside and outside offerings.
Jackson Oil & Solvents surpassed its’ largest year of grease sales.
Jackson Oil set a new record for equipment & services including our biggest installation ever at Celadon Trucking.
Jackson Oil & Solvents was able to reward our employees for jobs well done.
Whether you’re looking for increased equipment life through filtered fuel and lubricants, outstanding premium lubrication and antifreeze products (Chevron), the Cummins Endorsed Valvoline Premium Blue for your heavy-duty engine (Valvoline), the Titanium advantage of Kendall & Guardol (ConocoPhillips), or a trusted name in premium additized fuel (Howes), we hope you’ll choose Jackson Oil.
From our family to yours, we hope you had a Merry Christmas and have a Happy New Year. We are looking forward to providing you with great value and service in 2016.
2014 Year In Review
2014 was a year filled with challenges, and continued improvements. We started the year with a tragic event when two of our colleagues were involved in a serious accident resulting in one of them losing their life. All great companies are made up of great people, and ours’ rallied in support of one another. While we continued to move forward, the loss was certainly felt throughout the company. Here are some of the positive changes that occurred throughout the year.
New sales personnel were added to outside sales.
Jackson moved into the number one slot as Brenntag’s largest DEF (diesel exhaust fluid) distributors in North America for the month of October just missing the mark for the entire year. We’ve also expanded our capabities by adding a second DEF tank wagon to the fleet.
Jackson Oil & Solvents surpassed its’ largest year of grease sales.
Ft. Wayne saw the addition of a new loading dock
Jackson rallied the fuel team to keep the Nestle plant operating after it lost a cooling tower.
The best single month performance ever and a strong start to the year.
Pacific Pride was introduced at the newly remodeled Joe’s Junction location at Kentucky & Raymond.
Our Deicng Fluid sales set a new record, thanks to the “Snow Team”.
Jackson Oil set a new record for equipment & services which continues to be a big differntiator for our business..
Whether you’re looking for outstanding premium lubrication and antifreeze products (Chevron), the Cummins Endorsed Valvoline Premium Blue for your heavy-duty engine (Valvoline), the Titanium advantage of Kendall & Guardol (ConocoPhillips),or a trusted name in premium additized fuel (Howes), we hope you’ll choose Jackson Oil.
From our family to yours, we hope you had a happy holiday and we are looking forward to providing you with great value and service in 2015.
Jackson Oil Delo Truck Event
Jackson Oil hosted the Chevron Delo Truck on Friday, September 19th. The state-of-the-art interior experience offered lots of attention-drawing features including:
Nineteen interactive educational stations including touch screen videos and product presentations.
Detroit Diesel cut-away engine to illustrate latest in technology.
A video booth to capture and share visitors’ Delo experience.
The interactive truck was a great way to showcase premium Delo engine oils, lubricants, and coolants. The truck started an open dialog between the customers and their salesman. After the customers were done touring the truck, the salesman took them through our other 6 booths. The booths were Fuel Polishing, Racing, DEF (Diesel Exhaust Fluid), Equipment/FuelMaster, Polaris – oil/lubricant analysis, and Palmer Trucks.
The Fuel Polishing/Filtering booth was led by Mike Klepfer, our fuel filtering guru! He was able to not only talk about the benefits of being on a fuel filtering program, but he was able to show the benefits. He took the customers through the truck and explained how the fuel is transferred from the tank and filtered through from start to finish.
The Racing booth was led by the race master herself, Diane Poff. She explained our racing program and our race sponsorship (find out more here: http://jacksonoilsolvents.com/services/24-hour-race-station/). Also, she was able to showcase our full line of VP Racing Products and our 24-hour Race Station.
The DEF booth was led by Keith Huff, the creator of DEF-Depot. Keith went through the importance of being pure to the tank by showing the customers how we are able to keep the product pure. To watch a short video on DEF visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvU-uE_h7HM. To learn more about DEF-Depot visit: www.def-depot.com.
The equipment booth was led by 3 talented equipment and FuelMaster specialists: Jodie Brill, Randy Collier, and Rob Horton. FuelMaster is an automated fuel management system that can be customized to a customer’s needs; such as smartcard (memory chip card), PROKEE® (memory chip key), credit card reader, keypad only, fleet card, AIM2 passive fueling (radio frequency device inside the vehicle with RFID Tags), mobile fueling for tanker trucks, car wash activation and gate openers just to name a few.
The Fluid Analysis booth was held down by Christine from Polaris Laboratories. She explained an effectively executed fluid analysis program eliminates the guesswork, risk and reactionary nature of your maintenance department. By learning to trust the power of the data, you can save millions of dollars by catching and monitoring problems before they become catastrophes, making unplanned downtime a thing of the past and even reducing the frequency of your current fluid changes.
The final booth we had was Palmer Trucks and the ever so talented salesman John Cummings manned this booth. He also brought a Kenworth tractor to show that in all Kenworth tractors, they are serviced with Chevron Delo XLE 400 10W30. For more information on Palmer Trucks visit: www.palmertrucks.com
Everyone that went to each booth and had their punch cards completed was eligible to be entered into Jackson Oil & Solvents grand prize drawing. The grand prize was a Green Egg Grill and the lucky winner was Mike Chapman from Milestone!
We would like to thank everyone that came to the event and helped make it all possible. Overall we had a great day!
Team Kendall’s Racers of the Month
Larry and Phillip Balliet are a father-son truck pulling team from Avilla, Indiana. Collectively, the two have been racing for decades and have a rich history of pulling two- and four-wheeler Chevy trucks. Both are loyal to Kendall Motor Oil, using the product not only for their racing trucks, but also on the farm for their tractors. With that said, we are very excitedto share that Larry and Phillip were named Team Kendall’s Racers of the month for September!
The two pride themselves on building great racing vehicles and note that Kendall Motor Oil has been a huge help protecting their engines for many years.
“We’re like the David of David & Goliath in most of these races,” said Phillip. “We don’t have a team that makes our trucks run well. We are our own team. We build our trucks and engines with our own hands and rely on good products to keep our trucks running. It’s great to win against other racers who aren’t as directly involved in their vehicles as us!”
They’re both excited to be representing Kendall Motor Oil in the pulling category of motorsports.
“Everyone knows Kendall, and it’s great to be associated with such a well-known sponsor in this unique type of racing,” said Larry.
The two have been raking in truck-pulling championships for years and Phillip’s biggest accomplishment to date is being named Hoosier State Puller Champion.
“I love racing,” said Phillip. “There is nothing better than getting pulled off the track and having a little kid come running up from the stands wanting to get your autograph.”
Marketer Shawn Kem of Jackson Oil & Solvents said, “Over the years, the Balliets have been loyal customers to us and that loyalty holds true to Kendall Motor Oil as well. In fact, they purchase Kendall Motor Oil products nearly every time they visit our local store! We were happy to get the Balliet family on board with Team Kendall and have enjoyed hearing of their successes in truck pulling. They’ve brought good business to our store and we are extremely proud to serve as a resource for their team.”
Looking ahead, Larry and Phillip are hoping to race more in the Grand National circuit and land the Grand National Champion title. We congratulate them both on being named Team Kendall’s September Racers of the Month!
For more information on joining Team Kendall, email TeamKendall@p66.com