Conventional Mineral Based Motor Oil

  • What is the purpose of engine oil in my vehicle?
    • Engine oil plays several significant roles in ensuring that all moving engine parts work together efficiently to ensure your vehicle runs cooler and cleaner while delivering the best performance. Your motor oil helps provide proper lubrication and reduces friction and wear that occurs between moving engine

      Provides Cooling: Absorbs heat produced in the engine combustion chambers and piston under-crown area, thus cooling the engine and helps to prevent overheating.

      Provide Sealing: In the space between the piston ring and the cylinder liner to prevent combustion pressure i.e. engine power from escaping.

      Provide Cleanliness: The detergent in the oil prevents dirt, sludge and oxidationcaused by combustion and impurities from building up in the engine and helps keep it clean.

      Provide resistance to engine corrosion: The rust inhibitor in Veedol motor oil, neutralizes acids produced by combustion gases, preventing engine corrosion.

  • What are API & SAE standards with respect to Motor oil?
    • The American Petroleum Institute (API) has established a classification system for the designation of gasoline and diesel engine oils, which reflects the quality, performance, and suitability of the oils for various engines. These classifications, or categories, as sometimes referred, have no bearing on oil viscosity, whose limits are set by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) and designated in SAE J300. Contrary to the belief of many, the SAE grade only defines oil viscosity and has absolutely nothing to do with oil quality. To specify engine oil, both the API service designation and the SAE viscosity grade are required

  • What is Viscosity?
    • Viscosity is the most important property of any lubricant or engine oil. It is a measure of a fluids resistance to flow. High viscosity means high resistance to flow, low viscosity means low resistance. The thinner a liquid, the less sticky or viscous it will be. The viscosity of a fluid is a measure of its resistance to gradual deformation by shear stress or tensile stress.

  • What are different classifications in engine oils?
    • These classifications are arranged into two different groups, one for automotive gasoline engine service and the other is for commercial diesel engine service. The former is listed in "S" or "Service" categories and the latter is listed in "C" or "Commercial" categories.

  • What’s the difference between Mineral and Synthetic Engine Oil?
    • Mineral or Conventional Oils are produced with base oils refined from petroleum crude which has been pumped from the ground to which chemical additives are added to meet a performance standard

      A synthetic or a synthesized material produced by combining or building individual units into a unified entity. These oils are man-made and tailored to have a controlled molecular structure with predictable properties.

  • What will happen to my engine if I don’t change oil?
    • All Engines operate by burning fuels such as gasoline or diesel. As a result, non-combustible by-products like residual gases, soot & sludge are produced. Engine oil captures and prevents these impurities from building up inside the engine and thus works to keep your engine clean but in doing so, your engine-oil’s effectiveness diminishes over time. The effects of combustion heat and oxygen in the air can also cause engine oil itself to deteriorate, and therefore it is essential that the oil be replaced regularly in your vehicle.

  • How do I read an oil specs? What does 5W-20 stands for?
    • The number before the 'W' is the 'cold' viscosity rating of the oil, and the number after the 'W' is the 'hot' viscosity rating. E.g. 5W-20 oil will behave like a 5-rated single grade oil when cold, but will not thin any more than a 40-rated single grade oil when hot. The lower the 'winter' number – W”, the easier the engine will turn over when starting in cold conditions. As oils heat up during the running, they generally get thinner. Single grade oil tends to get too thin when hot. Therefore to prevent the base oil from getting too thin when it gets hot, the engine oils have different grades/ specs.

  • Is it okay to use a different grade of oil in my vehicle other than that specified by the vehicle manufacturer?
    • For the best performance in varying conditions Veedol suggest you follow the oil viscosity grade and maintenance intervals as per the vehicle owner’s manual.

  • When do I use mono-grade and multi-grade oil in my vehicle?
    • Mono grade oil is not recommended for use in an engine that requires a multi-grade viscosity. Mono grade are generally recommended for smaller engines and applications or older engines that were made prior to multi grade viscosity oils were introduced

  • Can I use a gasoline engine oil in a diesel engine and vice-versa?
    • Generally gasoline engines and diesel engines run on different fuel and they have different characteristics and therefore the performance requirements of engine oils must also vary accordingly.

  • I am not sure whether to use thicker or thinner oil for my engine?
    • Veedol always recommends that you use the motor oil viscosity mentioned in your vehicleowner’s manual.

Fully Synthetic and Semi-Synthetic Motor Oil

  • Why should I use synthetic motor Oil?
    • Motor oils are made up of base oils and additives. In general, fully synthetic motor oils contain non-conventional, high-performance fluids and additives to help prevent wear, keep the engine clean, flow easily, maintain viscosity, prevent oxidation and reduce friction. The result is a lubricant that remains liquid and viscous under the widest possible range of temperatures and engine conditions

  • What is the advantage of using synthetic motor oil? Is it superior to conventional motor oil?
    • Veedol synthetic motor oil is more robust giving it a performance benefit over conventional motor oil especially in terms of low-temperature pumping and flow. In high-temperature operation, Veedol Synthetic motor oil remains stablewhich helps enhance protection against engine deposits. These attributes translate into less engine wear, and help keep the engine running like new with increased engine life.

      Conventional oils fail to match the performance of synthetic oils in specific areas of low-temperature performance and high-temperature oxidation stability. The mineral base stocks used in conventional motor oils may contain significantly more impurities, such as aromatics and other undesirable contaminants that cannot be completely removed by conventional refining of crude oil

  • What is a Synthetic motor Oil?
    • • Synthetic motor oil is motor oil consisting of chemical compounds that are artificially made.
      Synthetic motor oils are manufactured mainly using chemically modified petroleum components
      rather than whole crude oil, but can also be synthesized from other raw materials. Veedol
      Synthetic oil can be used as a substitute for lubricant refined from petroleum when operating in
      extremes of temperature, because it provides superior mechanical and chemical properties than
      those found in traditional mineral oils.


      • Fully synthetic motor oil has been in use since the 1970s. Semi-synthetic oils are blends of
      mineral oil with less than 30% synthetic oil. These are designed to have many benefits of the
      synthetic oil but at a lower cost of pure synthetic oil. Veedol introduced the world’s first semi-
      synthetic motor oil in 1966.

      A Deeper explanation of Synthetic motor oil.

      • Synthetic base stocks are taken from highly refined paraffinic mineral base stocks subjected to
      a hydrocracking process to remove impurities and greatly increase the performance with respect
      to group I paraffinic mineral oil. This process enables the performance of a group III base stock
      to be on par with group V but with the ability to readily mix with group I, which most artificial
      synthetic bases cannot do. Therefore synthetics motor oils produced from Synthetic base stocks
      have a distinct advantage as they can be easily mixed with mineral base engine oils. However,
      it is recommended to always drain and flush the engine running on mineral engine oil before
      changing over to synthetic oil

      • The Viscosity Index Improver in Veedol motor oil is a high performance poly methacrylate
      polymer which used at specific treat rates provides a stable in grade product even under severe
      conditions.

  • What happens when different synthetic motor oils are mixed together?
    • It is important to note that the superior performance of Veedol synthetic oils – Syntron fully synthetic, and

      Powertron semi-synthetic will be reduced drastically by diluting it in any way. Veedol synthetic oil is fully

      compatible with conventional motor oils, semi-synthetic motor oils and other synthetic motor oils, should it

      be necessary to mix them. You should always check the owner’s manual prior choosing the motor oil for

      your vehicle

  • Are there advantages in using synthetic motor oil in car, light commercial and in heavy duty vehicles?
    • • Veedol Syntron fully synthetic motor oil offers ultimate performance to those prestige seekers,

      who are looking for OEM performance standards.

      • Veedol Powertron semi-synthetic motor oil is for those self-made achievers, who want power as

      well as protection with their investment while preventing inconvenience

  • Dos and Don’ts of disposing used synthetic motor oil?
    • • You should always follow the same health, safety, government disposal regulations and

      environmentally sound procedures that you do with conventional motor oil. Never dump used

      motor oil in the trash.

      • Do not spill or dispose of used oil on the ground or down a sewer or storm drain.

      • Do always collect and store used motor oil in a closed container.

      • Do dispose of used motor oil in an authorized location that collects used motor oil.

      • You should not burn the used motor oil in a space heater.

      • You should never mix motor oil with other substances, such as gasoline or antifreeze, which will

      adversely affect the recycling process.

  • Can I mix different synthetic motor oils together?
    • Veedol Synthetic oil is fully compatible with conventional mineral motor oils, semi-synthetic motor oils and

      other synthetic motor oils, and can be mixed with them. However, it is important for you to note that the

      superior performance of Veedol synthetic oil will be reduced by diluting it in any ways

  • Do I need to flush my engine to switch to Veedol Syntron fully synthetic or Veedol Powertron semi-synthetic oil?
    • You can start using Veedol synthetic oil in your vehicles at any time, even in your brand new vehicles. Current engine manufacturing technology does not require a break-in period. Veedol synthetic motor oil can be used starting from day one when you drive the car off the showroom floor. For older vehicles, you can start using synthetic motor oil at your next oil change.  Be sure to ask for either a fully synthetic (Veedol Syntron) or a semi-synthetic (Veedol Powertron) oil from your oil change technician

  • If I start using Veedol synthetic motor oil will it cancel the warranty on my new car?
    • Veedol synthetic motor oils extended performance standards will not affect any new car warranties. Always check your vehicle owner's manual or contact your vehicle manufacturer if you have any questions about which oil is right for your vehicle

  • Do Veedol synthetic oils require use of a special oil filter?
    • You can use the same type of oil filters that you would normally use with conventional oil.  Veedol recommends that you always use a high-quality oil filter on your vehicle

  • What are the chances of Veedol synthetic oils causing leaks from the seals of older cars?
    • Veedol synthetic oils do not cause leaks. Veedol synthetic motor oil was tested against industry standard and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) tests to prove its performance on engine seals. It is fully compatible with the elastomeric materials from which all automotive seals and gaskets are normally made. If an older engine is in good condition and does not have oil leaks, Veedol synthetic oils provide the same advantages as when used in a new engine.  If your engine is currently showing signs of an oil leak, you should have a trained technician look at your engine and diagnose the leak.  Remember to always avoid spilling oil into the environment and address engine oil leaks as soon as they are detected

  • How can Veedol Synthetic Motor Oil help my engine run cleaner?
    • Over time, conventional oils tend to form sludge, which can reduce the engine’s efficiency and reduce the life of your engine. Synthetic oils contain fewer impurities and are designed to better resist the formation of sludge, therefore maintaining their ability to flow i.e. maintaining the same viscosity and preventing deposits from forming. In normal industry standard tests measuring sludge protection and engine cleanliness, Veedol Syntron synthetic motor oil was shown to provide outstanding protection against both

  • Can Veedol Synthetic Motor oil help protect my engine?
    • Unlike conventional, mineral based engine oils, the molecules in synthetic oils are more uniform in size helping to reduce friction in your engine.  Less internal friction helps to extend engine life and reduces the build-up of deposits and sludge in your engine.  The advanced formulations of Veedol Syntron fully synthetic and Powertron semi-synthetic motor oils help to neutralize acids that cause corrosion which can create tiny metal particles within your engine that can increase engine wear.  By using Veedol Synthetic motor oils, you can reduce engine wear and keep your engine running like new for a longer time

  • How is the performance affected during peak temperature & harsh weather conditions?
    • Veedol synthetic range of motor oil provides outstanding high-temperature protection and is proven to protect engines operating at temperatures up to 300-400°F. Veedol Syntron fully synthetic & Veedol Powertron semi-synthetic provided superior performance versus conventional oils when tested for deposit formation due to high-temperatures.  On a long drive, while towing or under the stop-and-go traffic, your engine may operate at a higher temperature than normal. This higher temperature operation can cause conventional motor oil to oxidize, thicken and leave deposits that can affect performance and reduce the life of your engine