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If you’re in the market for new trucks for your fleet, chances are its manufacturer will recommend the use of synthetic engine oil. The reasons vehicle manufacturers are increasingly turning to synthetic are numerous, but for most, it comes down to one simple advantage: fuel economy. Vehicle manufacturers are required to meet ever-stricter fuel economy regulations, and the fuel economy boost that synthetic oils provide can be significant once multiplied by the millions of vehicles they sell.

BMW Recommended Oil Supplier

BMW chooses synthetic oils

One particular vehicular manufacturer recently chose Shell to supply its motor oil needs. German truck, automobile, and motorcycle manufacturing giant BMW plans to solely use Shell’s patented PurePlus Technology—a high quality API Group III synthetic base oil—starting 2015.

From the start of 2015, premium engine oils manufactured by Shell will be available to customers at BMW’s network of more than 3,500 dealers, in more than 140 countries, including China, Germany, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, the UK and the USA.


The collaboration means that Shell will produce and supply BMW’s branded engine oils. These products will meet the latest BMW engine specifications and are underpinned by Shell’s PurePlus Technology. Shell PurePlus Technology is a breakthrough in how engine oils are formulated. It is a patented gas-to-liquid (GTL) process, developed over 40 years of research, which converts natural gas into a crystal-clear base oil.

The same advantage soon to be enjoyed by BMW can be achieved by your fleet. The more trucks you have, and the larger your operation is, the bigger the fuel economy advantage that using synthetic can give you.

Synthetic oil’s other benefits

The problem with traditional motor oil is that they have inconsistently sized hydrocarbons that tend to burn off when they get hot. This causes oil to thicken the more it is used. Synthetic oil is comprised of only medium-length molecules, which means it is able to retain its viscosity longer. Aside from that, synthetics are also better at transferring heat, so your engine can remain cooler even with extreme usage.

Synthetic oils were initially created to protect powerful aircraft engines from the extreme conditions that bombard them when flying miles up in the air. Thanks to technological advancements, the benefits experienced by jetfighters can now be enjoyed by your fleet. Get even more savings when you have your synthetic oil needs in Houston supplied by a wholesale distributor like Apache Oil Company.

(Source: Shell To Be BMW Recommended Oil Supplier, Shell Global, Nov. 4, 2014)

Posted on Dec 12, 2014

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