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HOW WELL ARE YOU PROTECTING
YOUR FAMILY?

Protecting your loved ones begins by protecting your car.
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    • CASTROL <br> MAGNATEC

      CASTROL
      MAGNATEC

      Up to 75% of engine wear happens during warm-up. Protect your engine against it.

      CASTROL<br>  MAGNATEC<br>  STOP-START

      CASTROL
      MAGNATEC
      STOP-START

      Your car can stop and start as many as 18,000 times a year, resulting in stop-start wear. Protect your engine from the start, every time you start.

    • IS YOUR CAR
      READY FOR AN
      OIL CHANGE?

    • BUY CASTROL
      MAGNATEC

      Find out where you can get Castrol MAGNATEC products near you.

    • QUICK TIPS

      Brush up on your protection knowledge and be a pro in protection.

      QUICK TIPS
    • CHOOSING
      THE RIGHT OIL FOR YOUR CAR

    • CASTAWAY

      Check out Harold’s holiday trip

    • ADJUSTING YOUR
      HEADLIGHTS

    • BUY CASTROL
      MAGNATEC

      Find out where you can get Castrol MAGNATEC products near you.

    • CASTROL<br>  MAGNATEC<br>  STOP-START

      CASTROL
      MAGNATEC
      STOP-START

      Your car can stop and start as many as 18,000 times a year, resulting in stop-start wear. Protect your engine from the start, every time you start.

    CHOOSING
    THE RIGHT OIL
    FOR YOUR CAR

    Not all oils are made equal.

    There are mineral oils and synthetics. Oils for high-tech engines, new cars, and even high mileage vehicles. And each of these oils can come in a wide selection of viscosities, from an even wider range of brands.

    So how do you know when
    you’ve chosen the right oil?

    There are four key factors when choosing the right oil for your engine. They are:

    The best thing to do is to check your vehicle’s handbook or owner’s manual. Often, manufacturers will suggest a range of oil viscosities for an engine. Knowing the importance of viscosity will help you choose the best oil for your engine.

    The highs and lows of viscosity.

    Viscosity is a fluid’s resistance to flow. Common engine oil viscosities include 5W-30 and 10W-40.

    The "W" stands for winter, not weight as many people think. The lower the number here, the less it thickens in the cold. A 5W-30 viscosity engine oil would thicken less than a 10W-30, but more than a 0W-30.

    An engine in a colder climate, where motor oil tends to thicken because of the lower temperatures, would benefit from 0W or 5W viscosity.

    The number after the "W" represents the oil’s resistance to flow at high temperatures. At the engine’s stable operating temperature, a 10W-30 oil will have less resistance to flow than a 10W-40.

    When in doubt, check your owner’s manual.

    Your owner’s manual will advise you on the viscosity range for your local temperature conditions. You can of course consult your mechanic or car workshop for extra information.

    Castrol has over 100 years of experience in developing engine oils that respond to different driving needs and conditions.

    Find out which oil you should use.

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    CHOOSING
    THE RIGHT OIL
    FOR YOUR CAR

    Not all oils are made equal.

    There are mineral oils and synthetics. Oils for high-tech engines, new cars, and even high mileage vehicles. And each of these oils can come in a wide selection of viscosities, from an even wider range of brands.

    So how do you know when
    you’ve chosen the right oil?

    There are four key factors when choosing the right oil for your engine. They are:

    The best thing to do is to check your vehicle’s handbook or owner’s manual. Often, manufacturers will suggest a range of oil viscosities for an engine. Knowing the importance of viscosity will help you choose the best oil for your engine.

    The highs and lows of viscosity.

    Viscosity is a fluid’s resistance to flow. Common engine oil viscosities include 5W-30 and 10W-40.

    The "W" stands for winter, not weight as many people think. The lower the number here, the less it thickens in the cold. A 5W-30 viscosity engine oil would thicken less than a 10W-30, but more than a 0W-30.

    An engine in a colder climate, where motor oil tends to thicken because of the lower temperatures, would benefit from 0W or 5W viscosity.

    The number after the "W" represents the oil’s resistance to flow at high temperatures. At the engine’s stable operating temperature, a 10W-30 oil will have less resistance to flow than a 10W-40.

    When in doubt, check your owner’s manual.

    Your owner’s manual will advise you on the viscosity range for your local temperature conditions. You can of course consult your mechanic or car workshop for extra information.

    Castrol has over 100 years of experience in developing engine oils that respond to different driving needs and conditions.

    Find out which oil you should use.

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    CHOOSING
    THE RIGHT OIL
    FOR YOUR CAR

    Not all oils are made equal.

    There are mineral oils and synthetics. Oils for high-tech engines, new cars, and even high mileage vehicles. And each of these oils can come in a wide selection of viscosities, from an even wider range of brands.

    So how do you know when
    you’ve chosen the right oil?

    There are four key factors when choosing the right oil for your engine. They are:

    The best thing to do is to check your vehicle’s handbook or owner’s manual. Often, manufacturers will suggest a range of oil viscosities for an engine. Knowing the importance of viscosity will help you choose the best oil for your engine.

    The highs and lows of viscosity.

    Viscosity is a fluid’s resistance to flow. Common engine oil viscosities include 5W-30 and 10W-40.

    The "W" stands for winter, not weight as many people think. The lower the number here, the less it thickens in the cold. A 5W-30 viscosity engine oil would thicken less than a 10W-30, but more than a 0W-30.

    An engine in a colder climate, where motor oil tends to thicken because of the lower temperatures, would benefit from 0W or 5W viscosity.

    The number after the "W" represents the oil’s resistance to flow at high temperatures. At the engine’s stable operating temperature, a 10W-30 oil will have less resistance to flow than a 10W-40.

    When in doubt, check your owner’s manual.

    Your owner’s manual will advise you on the viscosity range for your local temperature conditions. You can of course consult your mechanic or car workshop for extra information.

    Castrol has over 100 years of experience in developing engine oils that respond to different driving needs and conditions.

    Find out which oil you should use.

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    HOW
    FAKE OILS CAN HARM YOUR ENGINE

    Engines are the heart of a car. And engine oils, the blood that pumps through it.

    Lubricants are responsible for far more than just keeping your engine well oiled. They clean, cool, seal and protect. Which is why they play such a crucial role in keeping your engine running smoothly.

    Quality engine oils will have the following attributes:
    • 1

      Made from quality ingredients

    • 2

      Meet high performance industry
      specifications

    • 3

      Carry approvals from OEMs
      (Vehicle manufacturers)

    • 4

      Brand assurance from a familiar
      brand

    If oil is too cheap, it might not meet all of the requirements that it should. Remember, if it looks too good to be true, it probably is!

    A low quality or fake oil won’t just comprise your engine’s performance.

    They could actually cause harm and hefty repair bills. Damage such as engine wear, sludge and engine scuffing aren’t just expensive - they could cost you time and frustration. So if you ever find that you’ve used fake oil, make sure replace it with proper oil immediately.

    Castrol has over 100 years of experience in developing engine oils that respond to different driving needs and conditions.
    Find out more.

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    HOW
    FAKE OILS CAN HARM YOUR ENGINE

    Engines are the heart of a car. And engine oils, the blood that pumps through it.

    Lubricants are responsible for far more than just keeping your engine well oiled. They clean, cool, seal and protect. Which is why they play such a crucial role in keeping your engine running smoothly.

    Quality engine oils will have the following attributes:
    • 1

      Made from quality ingredients

    • 2

      Meet high performance industry
      specifications

    • 3

      Carry approvals from OEMs
      (Vehicle manufacturers)

    • 4

      Brand assurance from a familiar
      brand

    If oil is too cheap, it might not meet all of the requirements that it should. Remember, if it looks too good to be true, it probably is!

    A low quality or fake oil won’t just comprise your engine’s performance.

    They could actually cause harm and hefty repair bills. Damage such as engine wear, sludge and engine scuffing aren’t just expensive - they could cost you time and frustration. So if you ever find that you’ve used fake oil, make sure replace it with proper oil immediately.

    Castrol has over 100 years of experience in developing engine oils that respond to different driving needs and conditions.
    Find out more.

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    HOW
    FAKE OILS CAN HARM YOUR ENGINE

    Engines are the heart of a car. And engine oils, the blood that pumps through it.

    Lubricants are responsible for far more than just keeping your engine well oiled. They clean, cool, seal and protect. Which is why they play such a crucial role in keeping your engine running smoothly.

    Quality engine oils will have the following attributes:
    • 1

      Made from quality ingredients

    • 2

      Meet high performance industry
      specifications

    • 3

      Carry approvals from OEMs
      (Vehicle manufacturers)

    • 4

      Brand assurance from a familiar
      brand

    If oil is too cheap, it might not meet all of the requirements that it should. Remember, if it looks too good to be true, it probably is!

    A low quality or fake oil won’t just comprise your engine’s performance.

    They could actually cause harm and hefty repair bills. Damage such as engine wear, sludge and engine scuffing aren’t just expensive - they could cost you time and frustration. So if you ever find that you’ve used fake oil, make sure replace it with proper oil immediately.

    Castrol has over 100 years of experience in developing engine oils that respond to different driving needs and conditions.
    Find out more.

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    IS YOUR CAR READY FOR
    AN OIL
    CHANGE?

    Change is good. Especially when it comes to engine oils.

    Regular oil changes are a good way to protect you from the maintenance costs of regular engine wear and tear. By regularly changing your engine oil, you could save long-term maintenance costs and protect yourself against major engine problems.

    But changing your oil too frequently could also mean wasting money.

    When is the best time to change your oil?

    In the past, oil needed to be changed every 3,000 miles or three to six months.

    Modern cars and oils are now designed to go for as many as 20,000 miles, but this will depend on the make and model, and how the car is driven.

    A vehicle that does a lot of city or stop-start driving is likely to need more regular oil changes than one that covers lots of motorway miles.

    Your car might tell you when the next oil change is due, or you might have to check your service handbook for the correct oil change interval.

    If your car has a long oil change interval, it’s especially important to check the oil level regularly. For information on how to do this, see How to check your engine oil.

    Castrol has over 100 years of experience in developing engine oils that respond to different driving needs and conditions.
    Find out which oil you should use.

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    IS YOUR CAR READY FOR
    AN OIL
    CHANGE?

    Change is good. Especially when it comes to engine oils.

    Regular oil changes are a good way to protect you from the maintenance costs of regular engine wear and tear. By regularly changing your engine oil, you could save long-term maintenance costs and protect yourself against major engine problems.

    But changing your oil too frequently could also mean wasting money.

    When is the best time to change your oil?

    In the past, oil needed to be changed every 3,000 miles or three to six months.

    Modern cars and oils are now designed to go for as many as 20,000 miles, but this will depend on the make and model, and how the car is driven.

    A vehicle that does a lot of city or stop-start driving is likely to need more regular oil changes than one that covers lots of motorway miles.

    Your car might tell you when the next oil change is due, or you might have to check your service handbook for the correct oil change interval.

    If your car has a long oil change interval, it’s especially important to check the oil level regularly. For information on how to do this, see How to check your engine oil.

    Castrol has over 100 years of experience in developing engine oils that respond to different driving needs and conditions.
    Find out which oil you should use.

    left right

    IS YOUR CAR READY FOR
    AN OIL
    CHANGE?

    Change is good. Especially when it comes to engine oils.

    Regular oil changes are a good way to protect you from the maintenance costs of regular engine wear and tear. By regularly changing your engine oil, you could save long-term maintenance costs and protect yourself against major engine problems.

    But changing your oil too frequently could also mean wasting money.

    When is the best time to change your oil?

    In the past, oil needed to be changed every 3,000 miles or three to six months.

    Modern cars and oils are now designed to go for as many as 20,000 miles, but this will depend on the make and model, and how the car is driven.

    A vehicle that does a lot of city or stop-start driving is likely to need more regular oil changes than one that covers lots of motorway miles.

    Your car might tell you when the next oil change is due, or you might have to check your service handbook for the correct oil change interval.

    If your car has a long oil change interval, it’s especially important to check the oil level regularly. For information on how to do this, see How to check your engine oil.

    Castrol has over 100 years of experience in developing engine oils that respond to different driving needs and conditions.
    Find out which oil you should use.

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    CAR MAINTENANCE CHECKLIST

    Just as you need regular checkups, your car does too.

    Here’s a list of the Top 10 things you should check frequently:

    • 1
      Check brakes (brake fluid level and operation)
    • 2
      Check the coolant level
    • 3
      Check the engine oil level
    • 4

      Check tyres, the tread depth and tyre pressure

    • 5

      Check if your seatbelt is operating correctly

    • 6

      Check headlights and brake light bulbs

    • 7

      Check battery and starter motor operation

    • 8

      Check power steering fluid

    • 9

      Check washer fluid level, and windscreen wiper operation

    • 10

      Check air conditioner operation

    Maintaining a car in peak operating condition, whether new or old, requires close attention to the car’s safety systems. While many new cars have warning systems in place to do it for you, it’s a good idea to be familiar with some basic checks that you can do yourself.

    It is also advisable to periodically subject your vehicle to a safety check, as a professional will be able to perform a more thorough inspection.

    Find out more in the other Quick Tips or consult your vehicle handbook to learn more.

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    CAR MAINTENANCE CHECKLIST

    Just as you need regular checkups, your car does too.

    Here’s a list of the Top 10 things you should check frequently:

    • 1
      Check brakes (brake fluid level and operation)
    • 2
      Check the coolant level
    • 3
      Check the engine oil level
    • 4

      Check tyres, the tread depth and tyre pressure

    • 5

      Check if your seatbelt is operating correctly

    • 6

      Check headlights and brake light bulbs

    • 7

      Check battery and starter motor operation

    • 8

      Check power steering fluid

    • 9

      Check washer fluid level, and windscreen wiper operation

    • 10

      Check air conditioner operation

    Maintaining a car in peak operating condition, whether new or old, requires close attention to the car’s safety systems. While many new cars have warning systems in place to do it for you, it’s a good idea to be familiar with some basic checks that you can do yourself.

    It is also advisable to periodically subject your vehicle to a safety check, as a professional will be able to perform a more thorough inspection.

    Find out more in the other Quick Tips or consult your vehicle handbook to learn more.

    left right

    CAR MAINTENANCE CHECKLIST

    Just as you need regular checkups, your car does too.

    Here’s a list of the Top 10 things you should check frequently:

    • 1
      Check brakes (brake fluid level and operation)
    • 2
      Check the coolant level
    • 3
      Check the engine oil level
    • 4

      Check tyres, the tread depth and tyre pressure

    • 5

      Check if your seatbelt is operating correctly

    • 6

      Check headlights and brake light bulbs

    • 7

      Check battery and starter motor operation

    • 8

      Check power steering fluid

    • 9

      Check washer fluid level, and windscreen wiper operation

    • 10

      Check air conditioner operation

    Maintaining a car in peak operating condition, whether new or old, requires close attention to the car’s safety systems. While many new cars have warning systems in place to do it for you, it’s a good idea to be familiar with some basic checks that you can do yourself.

    It is also advisable to periodically subject your vehicle to a safety check, as a professional will be able to perform a more thorough inspection.

    Find out more in the other Quick Tips or consult your vehicle handbook to learn more.

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    HOW TO CHECK YOUR ENGINE OIL

    It’s a good idea to get into the habit of checking your oil regularly. You’ll then be able to keep the oil topped up to the correct level, and also see if your engine is using more oil than normal.

    If the oil on your dipstick is very thick and black, and contains deposits, you should consider changing your oil sooner.

    How to check your engine oil

    It’s easy to check your engine’s oil level yourself.

    You will need:

    • A safe, level area to park your car
    • A cloth or tissue to clean the dipstick with
    • Some fresh oil to top up with if required

    Follow these simple steps:

    • 1

      Park your car on safe, level ground. Apply the handbrake and make sure the engine is off

    • 2

      Open the engine bay, and locate the dipstick (check your vehicle handbook for the location)

    • 3

      Remove the dipstick from the engine, and wipe off any oil with your cloth

    • 4

      Reinsert the dipstick all the way back into the engine. Wait for a few seconds, and then remove again

    Check the oil level on the bottom of the dipstick. It should be between the ‘min.’ and ‘max.’ marks. If it is less than halfway between them, you should add some fresh oil.

    Good to know:
    • It is very important to check the oil level regularly, because you can risk serious damage to your engine if the oil level is below the ‘min.’ mark
    • Equally, take care not to overfill the oil, as this can also cause damage
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    HOW TO CHECK YOUR ENGINE OIL

    It’s a good idea to get into the habit of checking your oil regularly. You’ll then be able to keep the oil topped up to the correct level, and also see if your engine is using more oil than normal.

    If the oil on your dipstick is very thick and black, and contains deposits, you should consider changing your oil sooner.

    How to check your engine oil

    It’s easy to check your engine’s oil level yourself.

    You will need:

    • A safe, level area to park your car
    • A cloth or tissue to clean the dipstick with
    • Some fresh oil to top up with if required

    Follow these simple steps:

    • 1

      Park your car on safe, level ground. Apply the handbrake and make sure the engine is off

    • 2

      Open the engine bay, and locate the dipstick (check your vehicle handbook for the location)

    • 3

      Remove the dipstick from the engine, and wipe off any oil with your cloth

    • 4

      Reinsert the dipstick all the way back into the engine. Wait for a few seconds, and then remove again

    Check the oil level on the bottom of the dipstick. It should be between the ‘min.’ and ‘max.’ marks. If it is less than halfway between them, you should add some fresh oil.

    Good to know:
    • It is very important to check the oil level regularly, because you can risk serious damage to your engine if the oil level is below the ‘min.’ mark
    • Equally, take care not to overfill the oil, as this can also cause damage
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    HOW TO CHECK YOUR ENGINE OIL

    It’s a good idea to get into the habit of checking your oil regularly. You’ll then be able to keep the oil topped up to the correct level, and also see if your engine is using more oil than normal.

    If the oil on your dipstick is very thick and black, and contains deposits, you should consider changing your oil sooner.

    How to check your engine oil

    It’s easy to check your engine’s oil level yourself.

    You will need:

    • A safe, level area to park your car
    • A cloth or tissue to clean the dipstick with
    • Some fresh oil to top up with if required

    Follow these simple steps:

    • 1

      Park your car on safe, level ground. Apply the handbrake and make sure the engine is off

    • 2

      Open the engine bay, and locate the dipstick (check your vehicle handbook for the location)

    • 3

      Remove the dipstick from the engine, and wipe off any oil with your cloth

    • 4

      Reinsert the dipstick all the way back into the engine. Wait for a few seconds, and then remove again

    Check the oil level on the bottom of the dipstick. It should be between the ‘min.’ and ‘max.’ marks. If it is less than halfway between them, you should add some fresh oil.

    Good to know:
    • It is very important to check the oil level regularly, because you can risk serious damage to your engine if the oil level is below the ‘min.’ mark
    • Equally, take care not to overfill the oil, as this can also cause damage
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    ADJUSTING YOUR HEADLIGHTS

    Headlights are the eyes of a car.

    Did you know that you can affect your car’s headlight level just by filling it with passengers or luggage?

    We all know that dipping our headlights helps prevent oncoming traffic from being blinded by the glare of our lights - but a similar glare can also be caused by a fully loaded car, even with dipped headlights.

    Adjustment control

    If you’re going on holiday, or have loaded up your car for any other reason, then you may need to adjust your headlights.

    Thankfully, many car manufacturers have made this task easy by including a headlight adjustment control on the dashboard. Check your vehicle’s handbook to see if this control is fitted, and where it is located.

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    ADJUSTING YOUR HEADLIGHTS

    Headlights are the eyes of a car.

    Did you know that you can affect your car’s headlight level just by filling it with passengers or luggage?

    We all know that dipping our headlights helps prevent oncoming traffic from being blinded by the glare of our lights - but a similar glare can also be caused by a fully loaded car, even with dipped headlights.

    Adjustment control

    If you’re going on holiday, or have loaded up your car for any other reason, then you may need to adjust your headlights.

    Thankfully, many car manufacturers have made this task easy by including a headlight adjustment control on the dashboard. Check your vehicle’s handbook to see if this control is fitted, and where it is located.

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    ADJUSTING YOUR HEADLIGHTS

    Headlights are the eyes of a car.

    Did you know that you can affect your car’s headlight level just by filling it with passengers or luggage?

    We all know that dipping our headlights helps prevent oncoming traffic from being blinded by the glare of our lights - but a similar glare can also be caused by a fully loaded car, even with dipped headlights.

    Adjustment control

    If you’re going on holiday, or have loaded up your car for any other reason, then you may need to adjust your headlights.

    Thankfully, many car manufacturers have made this task easy by including a headlight adjustment control on the dashboard. Check your vehicle’s handbook to see if this control is fitted, and where it is located.

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    THE ADVANTAGES OF SYNTHETIC OILS

    Your engine is exposed to extreme temperatures.

    Synthetic lubricants offer several distinct advantages over mineral-based oils because they are less volatile and stay more consistent at different temperatures.

    Hot conditions

    Here is an example of one benefit of synthetic oils. The mineral oil on the right has been severely affected by heat, and as you can see, has become thicker. This is called oxidative thickening, and is a permanent degradation of the oil. In contrast, the fully synthetic base oil is still able to flow properly. This is how synthetic oil continues to lubricate an engine even under extreme heat conditions.

    Synthetic oilMineral oil

    Cold conditions

    The use of synthetic lubricants allows engines to ‘turn over’ more easily in low temperatures. This helps save your car’s battery, reduces fuel consumption, and gets you on your way quickly. As you can see from the example on the right, synthetic oils remain able to flow in cold temperatures whereas mineral oils may not.

    Synthetic and Mineral oil at -35ºC

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    THE ADVANTAGES OF SYNTHETIC OILS

    Your engine is exposed to extreme temperatures.

    Synthetic lubricants offer several distinct advantages over mineral-based oils because they are less volatile and stay more consistent at different temperatures.

    Hot conditions

    Here is an example of one benefit of synthetic oils. The mineral oil on the right has been severely affected by heat, and as you can see, has become thicker. This is called oxidative thickening, and is a permanent degradation of the oil. In contrast, the fully synthetic base oil is still able to flow properly. This is how synthetic oil continues to lubricate an engine even under extreme heat conditions.

    Synthetic oilMineral oil

    Cold conditions

    The use of synthetic lubricants allows engines to ‘turn over’ more easily in low temperatures. This helps save your car’s battery, reduces fuel consumption, and gets you on your way quickly. As you can see from the example on the right, synthetic oils remain able to flow in cold temperatures whereas mineral oils may not.

    Synthetic and Mineral oil at -35ºC

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    THE ADVANTAGES OF SYNTHETIC OILS

    Your engine is exposed to extreme temperatures.

    Synthetic lubricants offer several distinct advantages over mineral-based oils because they are less volatile and stay more consistent at different temperatures.

    Hot conditions

    Here is an example of one benefit of synthetic oils. The mineral oil on the right has been severely affected by heat, and as you can see, has become thicker. This is called oxidative thickening, and is a permanent degradation of the oil. In contrast, the fully synthetic base oil is still able to flow properly. This is how synthetic oil continues to lubricate an engine even under extreme heat conditions.

    Synthetic oilMineral oil

    Cold conditions

    The use of synthetic lubricants allows engines to ‘turn over’ more easily in low temperatures. This helps save your car’s battery, reduces fuel consumption, and gets you on your way quickly. As you can see from the example on the right, synthetic oils remain able to flow in cold temperatures whereas mineral oils may not.

    Synthetic and Mineral oil at -35ºC

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    HOW TO CHECK YOUR TYRES

    Car tyres are crucial to the safety, performance and efficiency of your vehicle.

    Your tyres are your vehicle’s connection to the road, so it’s vital to ensure they’re in good condition.

    You can get the most from your tyres by driving carefully, and avoiding harsh acceleration, cornering and braking.

    Check your tyre pressure regularly to ensure they are at the correct pressure. This should take place when your tyres are cold.

    Tread wear bars help you to identify if your tyres are in need of a change.

    If you look closely at your tyres, you’ll see a little bar between the tyre threads. This is called a ‘tread wear bar’ or ‘tread wear indicator’. As the tyres wear, these bars will become flush (level or even) with the tyre’s tread. At this point, it’s time to replace your tyres.

    Tyres should wear evenly, so if you see one side of the tyre wearing before the other, then you should have your vehicle checked by a specialist.

    When replacing tyres, make sure that they are of the correct type and size for your vehicle. Check your handbook for details.

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    HOW TO CHECK YOUR TYRES

    Car tyres are crucial to the safety, performance and efficiency of your vehicle.

    Your tyres are your vehicle’s connection to the road, so it’s vital to ensure they’re in good condition.

    You can get the most from your tyres by driving carefully, and avoiding harsh acceleration, cornering and braking.

    Check your tyre pressure regularly to ensure they are at the correct pressure. This should take place when your tyres are cold.

    Tread wear bars help you to identify if your tyres are in need of a change.

    If you look closely at your tyres, you’ll see a little bar between the tyre threads. This is called a ‘tread wear bar’ or ‘tread wear indicator’. As the tyres wear, these bars will become flush (level or even) with the tyre’s tread. At this point, it’s time to replace your tyres.

    Tyres should wear evenly, so if you see one side of the tyre wearing before the other, then you should have your vehicle checked by a specialist.

    When replacing tyres, make sure that they are of the correct type and size for your vehicle. Check your handbook for details.

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    HOW TO CHECK YOUR TYRES

    Car tyres are crucial to the safety, performance and efficiency of your vehicle.

    Your tyres are your vehicle’s connection to the road, so it’s vital to ensure they’re in good condition.

    You can get the most from your tyres by driving carefully, and avoiding harsh acceleration, cornering and braking.

    Check your tyre pressure regularly to ensure they are at the correct pressure. This should take place when your tyres are cold.

    Tread wear bars help you to identify if your tyres are in need of a change.

    If you look closely at your tyres, you’ll see a little bar between the tyre threads. This is called a ‘tread wear bar’ or ‘tread wear indicator’. As the tyres wear, these bars will become flush (level or even) with the tyre’s tread. At this point, it’s time to replace your tyres.

    Tyres should wear evenly, so if you see one side of the tyre wearing before the other, then you should have your vehicle checked by a specialist.

    When replacing tyres, make sure that they are of the correct type and size for your vehicle. Check your handbook for details.

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