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3 Reasons Why You Should Have Your Used Oil Analyzed

Jennie McRae - Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Whether you run a fleet or a plant, your livelihood depends on your equipment and how well it runs. One of the worst things you can hear is that an engine or piece of equipment is no longer salvageable due to the wear and tear that happens every day on the job. You follow strict timetables and monitor mileage closely to avoid such problems, but you could be operating your fleet or plant with underlying and potentially devastating issues and not even know about it. The good news is that there are now “blood tests” for your engines and equipment. These tests have the potential to help in three ways:

1. You can detect problems in an engine before they become a big issue. Certain things like antifreeze mixing and fuel dilution could be happening on the job without you knowing. Your oil analysis results can serve as an early warning sign to these and many other potential problems with enough time for you to get the issues fixed before they cause damage, unwanted facility down-time, and inefficiency—which all result in your business losing money. 

2. You can save money by following the specified best schedule for that vehicle. Not only can you save money just by being proactive about the health of your engines and equipment, you can also determine when oil changes are actually necessary with a professional oil analysis report. When you have information that lets you know what the useful life of your engine oil is, you can save on time and money.

3. You can have peace of mind. When you are equipped with knowledge about the condition of your used oil, you will be able to best determine what product is the most effective in your equipment, which will ultimately give you peace of mind. You will know that you are not changing your oil too often, you will know that you’re putting the right oil in your equipment, and you will know that you are not running your machines on contaminated oil. Used oil analysis reports can be invaluable to the life of your equipment and the health of your company.

To learn more about keeping your equipment sustained and in good operating condition, please feel free to contact the fuel and lubricant experts at Central Oil & Supply at 1-800-883-8081. 


5 Tips to Better Fuel Economy

Jennie McRae - Tuesday, October 07, 2014

When it comes to fuel economy, going green isn’t just a fad—it’s a necessity that will ultimately save you and your customers money. At Central Oil & Supply, we work hard to stay up-to-date on the latest advancements in motor oil and fuel technology to help you and your customers stay “in the know.” Here are 5 tips to get better fuel economy from a personal vehicle:

1. Change driving habits. Avoiding doing things like braking suddenly, driving too fast, or revving your engine can help you get more bang for your buck at the pump. Being mindful of the load you’re carrying, driving smoothly and changing gears efficiently will help you burn less fuel.1


2. Make sure your tires are properly inflated. Checking that your tires are properly inflated is very important to not only keeping your family safe in your vehicle; it will ultimately let you drive longer on that tank of gas. 2 

3. Use the best vehicle for the trip. This seems like a no-brainer, but considering which vehicle you use on an everyday basis could ultimately save you big dollars.  Taking your gas-guzzler to work every day will not be as fuel-efficient as taking your smaller car that gets better gas mileage.3    

4. Keep your engine tuned up. Staying on schedule with regular oil changes is imperative to getting better fuel economy. Using Pennzoil Platinum with Pure Plus Technology® could allow you to drive an extra 550 miles versus an engine that’s dirty.4

5. Fill up with a premium fuel. Think what you put in your gas tank doesn’t make a difference? Think again!  Filling up with a fuel such as Shell’s V-Power Premium® gasoline will remove an average of 60% of performance robbing gunk on intake valves left behind by lower quality premium gasoline. 5

To learn more about how to get better fuel economy for yourself and your customers, feel free to contact one of our fuel and lubricants experts at Central Oil & Supply at 1-800-883-8081.


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