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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 john.rang@jos.us.com or 317-502-6268.

 

Greene’s Auto – Customer Testimonial

Greene’s Auto & Truck Service is a second generation Passenger Car Motor Oil (or PCMO) shop in Indianapolis, IN that has been in business 25 years. Jackson Oil switched them from a Synthetic Blend Dexos to Service Pro Full Synthetic Dexos for a dollar less per gallon. Since then, Greene’s has been extremely happy with Jackson Oil & Solvents and Service Pro!

 

Check out the short video testimonial from Greene’s produced by our very own Sean Stahlhut! Not only is Sean an expert at PCMO’s, he is an expert at capturing awesome moments on film! Enjoy!

 

Looking to switch from a Synthetic Blend Dexos to a Full Synthetic Dexos AND save Money!?!
Call Sean Stahlhut today at 317.691.9564 to find out how!

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.

 

Ron Willis
General Manager