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Know your oil’s pour point: Choosing the right fluids for your fleet this winter

Dec. 9, 2019
Even the largest, toughest heavy-duty vehicles need a little help to run smoothly during the colder winter months.

Even the largest, toughest heavy-duty vehicles need a little help to run smoothly during the colder winter months. When temperatures drop below freezing, fleet vehicles are at risk for reduced fuel economy and potential engine damage.

Switching fleet vehicles to an engine oil with a lower viscosity and cold temperature pour point is one method for protecting engines and preserving fuel economy.

A side-to-side comparison between full synthetic oils and conventional oils operating in fleet vehicles proves higher performance of full synthetic oils in cold temperatures. Full synthetic oils, such as Cenex Maxtron Enviro EDGE, resulted in less gelling and better lubrication at negative 25 degrees Fahrenheit than the conventional oils.

Choosing the right lubricants and fluids will improve winter equipment performance and protect your machines. To help identify the right lubricants for your vehicle, visit the equipment lookup tool on Cenex's website. 

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