Cut Costs, Increase Fleet Life and Breath Easier By Simply Upgrading Lubricants

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High fuels prices have driven up fleet costs significantly the last couple years. That compounded with rising maintenance and repair costs is enough to give anyone a headache. Fleet lubrication is probably the last thing that comes to mind when trying to save money and improve efficiency. However, upgrading lubricants can have a significant impact on the bottom line.

High fuels prices have driven up fleet costs significantly the last couple years. That compounded with rising maintenance and repair costs is enough to give anyone a headache. Fleet lubrication is probably the last thing that comes to mind when trying to save money and improve efficiency. However, upgrading lubricants can have a significant impact on the bottom line.

Increase Fuel Economy

The use of synthetic motor oils has increased dramatically and the benefits of high performance motor oils are becoming more widely documented. For instance, independent tests conducted by Oklahoma State University and North Carolina State University documented fuel savings between 2.5% and 5% by upgrading to Royal Purple higher performance motor oil. While the percentages may seem small, the dollars saved annually can translate into substantial savings especially as fuel prices climb higher year after year.

Extend Oil Drain Intervals

Oil drain intervals depend on the useful life of the oil one uses. Oil life is directly impacted by the oil's ability to resist oxidation. Unlike other performance characterizes, the difference between the oxidation stability of lubricants has little to do with whether mineral base stock or synthetic base stock is used.

For example the ability to resist oxidation can be measured using the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) rigorous Thin Film Oxidation Uptake Test (TFOUT). The test is so severe that it lasts only 1300 minutes. Most conventional and synthetic lubricants survive 300 to 500 minutes of the test. Royal Purple not only surpasses leading mineral- and synthetic-based oils in the test, it also outlasts the duration of the test. Royal Purple's superior oxidation stability enable oil changes to be extended up as much as twice the recommend change intervals of other oils, saving money, saving time and reducing the amount of used oil that must be disposed of.

Reduce Emissions

As legislation continues to increase on smog restriction, many fleet managers have been replacing engines just to meet emissions standards. In the SNAP Test done by Oklahoma State University (OSU), Royal Purple reduced emissions by 22%. Tests were done using a 60 series Detroit and a 3176B Caterpillar. Tests conducted by North Carolina State University confirm OSU’s findings. Fleet can forgo the expense of retrofitting equipment and reduce emissions with a simple oil change.

Protect Your Rear

With gears being loaded and stressed for most of the usage, it is important to keep them as protected as possible. Most of us know the feeling of pulling a rear differential cover off and seeing the metal flakes that all too often lead to serious and costly repairs. Royal Purple’s Max-Gear provides maximum protection while maximizing power output throughout the drive train. It’s shock load protection reduces fatigue failure in gears and bearings, and its low coefficient of friction saves energy, reduces temperatures and requires no OEM or aftermarket limited-slip additive. It outperforms other GL-5 gear oils because it combines high-quality synthetic base oils with Royal Purple’s proprietary Synslide® additive technology. Max-Gear® also exceeds Eaton’s stringent gear oil specifications.

About Royal Purple

Royal Purple makes synthetic products for most automotive and industrial needs. For more information on it products or the tests mentioned, visit http://www.royalpurple.com or contact Royal Purple Ltd., One Royal Purple Lane, Porter, TX 77365, 281-354-8600,

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Chad Westfall