PCMO Industry Updates

You know that there’s big changes coming in the Passenger Car Motor Oil (PCMO) market, but not sure how this is going to affect you, your vehicles and your business?

Our PCMO Update Portal gives you the information you need. Check back often for the latest news and views.

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Looking Back and Ahead

The passenger car industry faced several challenges in 2020. As we start a new year, we explore the challenges we've overcome together and what's on the horizon for 2021.

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ILSAC GF-6 6 Months Later

ILSAC GF-6 launched in May 2020 but now more than six months later, how has the industry responded and what questions are customers asking about the new standard?

This article will provide an update on the adoption of ILSAC GF-6, tackle some of the most frequently asked questions surrounding the standard, and share the final milestone in the transition to ILSAC GF-6.


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Low viscosity engine oils explained

The passenger car industry has been transitioning to lower viscosity engine oils over the past decade. With lower viscosity grades such as 0W-16 oils being recommended by Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), what does this mean for your customers?

The article will explore the benefits of low viscosity engine oils and how they affect your customers’ vehicles.

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Passenger car engine oil misconceptions explained

The engine design of passenger cars has evolved significantly over the last 50 years, and today, each OEM has a different engine design that demands a high performing engine oil. What does this mean for professionals recommending an engine oil, and how can you support your customers make the best selection?

Here we explore common industry misconceptions to help you provide the best engine oil recommendation to your customers.

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Removing the worry from running a high mileage vehicle

Vehicles are staying on the road longer due to advancing technology, commuters increasingly adding more kilometres to their odometer and people hanging onto their vehicles for financial reasons.

The following article examines why there is a need for high mileage engine oils, what benefits they offer and how you can support your customers with well-travelled vehicles.

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Vehicle electrification – what does it mean for the automotive lubricants industry?

The move towards electric and hybrid vehicles is a fast-approaching change for both the automotive and lubrication industries.

This white paper examines the factors leading the transition to electrified vehicles; lubricants role in these vehicles; and the future state of our industry.

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How did low-speed pre-ignition (LSPI) effect the development of ILSAC GF-6?

LSPI can lead to catastrophic mechanical engine failure. What causes it and how can you help your customers protect against it?

This article will tell you everything you need to know about the phenomenon known as LSPI.

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ILSAC GF-6 is Here

ILSAC GF-6 is here, so what do you need to know about the new motor oil standard? How should you explain it to your customers? And importantly, how long will the transition to the new standard take?

This article will take you through the industry transition to ILSAC GF-6 step by step.

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ILSAC GF-6 is moving forward.
It's important to keep up.

For engine manufacturers and lubricants companies, ILSAC GF-6 represents an important and in some ways challenging shake-up of our industry.

It is now less than a year away, and another key milestone has recently been passed. At Petro-Canada Lubricants, we want to help you stay up-to-date on the progress of the changes and what they mean.


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Updated: GF What? A New Interim Passenger Car Category – API SN Plus

The development of ILSAC GF-6 (and its sister category API SP) is by far the most challenging category to be developed for Passenger Car Motor Oil (PCMO).

Here, we explain the purpose of ILSAC GF-6, what's changing and not changing, and the challenges the industry has faced so far.