PCMO Industry Updates

You know that there’s big changes coming in the Passenger Car Motor Oil (PCMO) market, but not sure how this is going to affect you, your vehicles and your business?

Our PCMO Update Portal gives you the information you need. Check back often for the latest news and views.


An introduction to ILSAC GF-7

ILSAC GF-7 is the latest category of passenger vehicle engine oil being introduced in North America to meet updated requirement requests from the International Lubricants Standardization and Approval Committee (ILSAC) and the API Lubricants Group.

In this article we share everything we know so far on ILSAC GF-7 and our tips for how everyone can prepare for the transition from GF-6 to GF-7.


Dexos® 1 Gen 3 is here.

GM’s next generation dexos® 1 specification, dexos® 1 Gen 3, has arrived. The challenges being posed by new engine hardware and technologies are being met head on– so here’s what you need to know.

This article discusses the latest information you need to know.


Low viscosity engine oils explained

The passenger car industry has been transitioning to lower viscosity engine oils over the past decade. With lower viscosity grades such as 0W-16 oils being recommended by Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), what does this mean for your customers?

The article will explore the benefits of low viscosity engine oils and how they affect your customers’ vehicles.


Passenger car engine oil misconceptions explained

The engine design of passenger cars has evolved significantly over the last 50 years, and today, each OEM has a different engine design that demands a high performing engine oil. What does this mean for professionals recommending an engine oil, and how can you support your customers make the best selection?

Here we explore common industry misconceptions to help you provide the best engine oil recommendation to your customers.

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What you need to know about running a high-mileage vehicle

Vehicles are staying on the road longer due to a combination of advancing technology, commuters increasingly adding more kilometers/miles to their odometer each month and people hanging onto their vehicles for financial reasons.

The following article examines why there is a need for high-mileage engine oils, what benefits they offer and how we, as lubricant suppliers, can support customers who want to maintain their "well-travelled" vehicles.

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Vehicle electrification – what does it mean for the automotive lubricants industry?

The move towards electric and hybrid vehicles is a fast-approaching change for both the automotive and lubrication industries.

This white paper examines the factors leading the transition to electrified vehicles; lubricants role in these vehicles; and the future state of our industry.


How is low-speed pre-ignition (LSPI) effecting the development of ILSAC GF-7?

LSPI can lead to catastrophic mechanical engine failure. What causes it and how can you help your customers protect against it?

This article will tell you everything you need to know about the phenomenon known as LSPI.