Shell Oil at ATS Euromaster
At ATS Euromaster, we are proud to supply Shell Oil, the number
one lubricant supplier* as part of our oil change and vehicle maintenance services.
We supply a range of superior, high quality Shell Oils and
lubricants to clean and protect your engine and improve your vehicles
performance and engine life.
Shell is renowned for conducting pioneering research across the
world which combines knowledge, expertise and innovation to create solutions for
all of your motoring requirements by investing in the latest technology.
Shell is also affiliated with top vehicle manufactures who use Shell
Oil as original equipment. Brands such as Ferrari, Ducati and NASCAR trust
Shell’s technical knowledge and technology and put their product to the test during
Kline & Company, Competitive Intelligence for the Global Lubricant Industry
2008 – 2018.
Why Should I Change My Oil?
No matter how well maintained engines are, the system will
generate dirt and deposits that contaminates the oil. The oil filter will initially remove any dirt from the oil, however the
filter will eventually clog up making the oil cleansing process ineffective.
The dirty oil circulated around the engine will not be as effective in lubricating the system as originally planned. The dirt can impact the engine’s responsiveness and performance over time.
Once the oil becomes contaminated, it will stop lubricating the engine to best effect, potentially leading to engine damage.
ATS Euromaster recommends that engine oil levels are checked once every month.
How to Check Your Oil Level
A quick guide to checking your oil
- Step 1: Open
the bonnet Park your car on a horizontal level – not on a hill. Ensure your
engine is cold or not been running for at least 15 minutes. Then, release your
bonnet catch and secure the bonnet open.
- Step 2: Find
the dipstick Now take a look round for the top of the dipstick. It’s
normally circular and always located next to the engine. Any difficulties
please refer to your vehicle’s handbook.
- Step 3: Check
the oil level Take out the dipstick and clean off any oil. Pay particular
attention to the area where the minimum and maximum indicators are marked at the bottom of the
dipstick. Once clean, fully reinsert the dipstick into the engine. Then,
carefully remove and examine where the oil level appears in relation to maximum
and minimum markings (or upper or lower).
- Step 4: How
to top up your oil Remove the oil cap and pour the oil into the reservoir
little at a time. Take care not to spill any oil on the engine. Every so often
check the oil level with the dipstick and continue to add oil until the higher
level is reached. Replace oil cap making sure it’s on tight.
Tip: Take care not to overfill the
It pays to check your oil, the average bill to repair an
engine damaged by lack of oil is a whopping £1,400 as reported by AutoCar.
According to AutoCar, half of all motorists fail to check
their car’s oil at the recommended once-monthly intervals and 28% never check
the level at all.
Furthermore, Britannia Rescue reported that 68% don’t know
how to check their oil.
Mineral and Synthetic Shell Oil
There are two types of base oil, mineral and fully
Mineral base oils come from crude oil which is processed to
remove out fractions with useful lubricant properties and remove unwanted
components such as waxes. Shell provide their own top-class mineral base oils
by selecting the best crudes and extracting the oil under advanced quality
Synthetic base oils offer an enhanced performance in hot and
cold weather conditions as they are manufactured using a more expensive
chemical process than that used in mineral oil production. Synthetic oils such
as Shell Helix are of a higher purity and quality when compared to mineral base
oils as they contain less unwanted components.
What do Oil Numbers Mean?
Multigrade oils have two numbers on the grade, the oil is able to
maintain engine performance in high and low temperatures. A multigrade oil reduces viscosity differences
The first number on a multigrade oil is normally followed by ‘W’,
which stands for winter. This number represented the viscosity under lower
temperatures. The lower the first number, the thinner the oil.
The second number which appears after the ‘W’ is the oil viscosity
under higher temperatures. The higher the second number, the thicker the lower
will remain in hot temperatures.
The correct oil viscosity, or oil thickness can benefit you buy
improving energy efficiency, enhancing fuel economy and protecting your engine
Synthetic oils usually have better low and high temperature properties
than mineral oils.
What is Oil Viscosity?
Viscosity is a measure of an oil’s thickness and
ability to flow at certain temperatures.
Generally, the thicker the oil, the higher the viscosity, and the
thinner the oil, the lower the viscosity.
The SAE viscosity grade is written as SAE XW-Y, where X is related to
low-temperature viscosity and Y is related to high-temperature viscosity.
The low-temperature viscosity indicates how well the
oil will flow to lubricate critical engine parts at low temperatures. The lower the number, the more easily the
engine will start in cold weather.
The high-temperature viscosity provides thickness
for good lubrication at operating temperatures.
The SAE viscosity classification says NOTHING about oil quality.
All oils thin when heated, but multigrade oils thin
less than monograde oils (also called single-grade or straight-grade
oils). Less thinning provides a more
consistent oil pressure.
The viscosity index indicates how much the oil will
thin when it is subjected to heat. The
higher the index, the less an oil will thin when it is heated.
What is Shell's new PurePlus Technology?
Shell Helix Ultra passenger car motor oils are formulated using the
unique Shell PurePlus Technology, a
leading-edge gas-to-liquids technology process that converts natural gas into
Compared with traditional group II and group III base oils (generally
refined from petroleum crude oil), Shell PurePlus Technology provides enhanced
(viscosity, friction and volatility) performance, and offers the opportunity to
develop superior lubricants for the most advanced engines, making Shell Helix Ultra their newest, most
advanced motor oil ever.