Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)
What is engine oil made from?
Engine oils are made up from three important ingredients – base oils, viscosity modifiers and performance additives. These are carefully selected and skillfully blended to enable the oil to provide maximum engine protection.
Is it important to change oil and how often should I do this?
These are based on distance travelled or time. Regular oil changing helps to keep your engine oil in good condition and provide the best protection for all of your engine components.
Why is Engine oil’s ability to cleanse important?
Atlas engine oils are designed to clean and protect engines for improved performance.
If your engine components are dirty, oil may not be lubricating and protecting the engine properly. Dirt build-up can also lead to premature engine damage.
Why is the choice of engine oil so important?
Atlas oil in the engine, you can carry on motoring with confidence and experience the feeling that your car has just been serviced – all for less than the cost of a tank of fuel.Oil is the lifeblood of your car. If the wrong kind oil is used, the engine is at risk of increased wear and corrosion.
Will I really notice the difference if I don’t make frequent oil changes?
Refreshing the oil on a regular basis ensures that the right balance of components is present in the oil. Not changing your oil on a regular basis can significantly reduce the level of protection provided against engine wear. Engine oil acts as a reservoir for all kinds of by-products that form when the fuel burns, including soot, sludge, water and acidic material, as well as unburden and partially burned fuel. At the same time, the stress placed on the oil during engine operation gradually depletes the components that determine the oil’s performance.
Why not just keep topping up the engine oil?
Atlas oil has a powerful ability to clean up your engine components and goes on keeping engines clean through to the next oil change. If you simply keep on topping up your oil, you put more stress on the older oil that remains in the engine and this stress issue has become worse in recent years as lighter, modern engines now run with about 25% less oil in their sumps.
How should I dispose of used oil?
Used oil can pollute the environment and should never be poured down the drain. In many markets it is also illegal to do this. Instead, take your waste to an official oil-disposal or recycling bank (these are often located at local refuse collection points). Alternatively, ask your local authority recycling officer for guidance.
Why should I buy Atlas Engine Oil when I can buy additives off the shelf and mix them with existing oil?
It takes years of additive blending experience to come up with the right formula for Atlas oil, and the way the various additives are mixed in with the base oil is crucial to the oil’s overall performance. So our strong advice is “do not add additives” if you aim to get the most from your car. The addition of additives may lead to expiration of the vehicle manufacturer’s guarantee.