Engine Oils

Passenger Car Engine Oil

Every journey begins with trust. Trust that your vehicle will get you from A to B. Gulf understands this and we make it our business to ensure that every journey you take is enjoyable. We also know that all engines are different and there is no one-size-fits-all engine oil. That’s why we’ve designed a wide range of products for different types of cars.

Standard motor oil extends the life of your engine by lubricating, cleaning, cooling and protecting against corrosion. Synthetic oil, however, is created with sustained peak performance in mind. It maintains optimum viscosity and film thickness at both low and high temperatures for better engine protection, resists oxidation for a cleaner engine and a longer oil life. All of this combined provides overall superior performance when compared to mineral oils.

Whatever the situation, Gulf lubricants help make sure that you’re always in safe hands.

Passenger Car Engine Oil

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A car engine operates at extreme temperatures and contains many moving parts which demand proper lubrication. Improper or inappropriate lubrication can potentially lead to sub-par performance and increased maintenance costs.

We don’t want to see this happen and neither do you. Finding the right motor oil for your car is crucial and we are here to help you choose the one that’s best suited for you.

Gulf lubricants have everything you need to keep your car performing at its best

Viscosity Grades

How to Read Engine Oil Viscosity Grades

When choosing the right oil for your engine, it’s helpful if you can read and understand the engine oil viscosity grades. They consist of three parts and stem from the climatic conditions in which you’re driving.

For Multigrade engine oils, the number before “W” indicates the oil’s viscosity characteristics at cold temperatures (commonly known as winter grades) and the numbers “YY” indicate viscosity characteristics at high temperatures (commonly known as summer grades). Multigrade engine oils can perform efficiently at both low and high temperatures for improved cold starting and to safeguard the engine respectively.

For Monograde engine oils, oil grades with suffix "W" are typically used in extreme cold conditions i.e. SAE 20W. The engine oil without "W" are best used in the warmer climatic conditions i.e. SAE 20. Temperature fluctuations have less of an impact on Multigrade oils than they do on monograde oils.​

For example, for SAE 5W-30 viscosity grade, 5W represents the viscosity at low temperature (cold-start/winter) and 30 represents the viscosity at higher temperature (summer).