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Shell Helix Presents New High Mileage Lubricant Portfolio 

Sol Group Lubricants Technical Advisor, Michael Merritt at the launch of the Shell Helix High Mileage Promotion

Three new Shell Helix High Mileage motor vehicle lubricants have been introduced to regional markets including Belize and Barbados, promising excellent engine protection, reduced wear and extended engine life for drivers of high mileage vehicles.

As part of its continuing commitment to provide value to consumers, Shell Lubricants has introduced three new premium lubricants to the market: Shell Helix HX7, HX5 and HX3, each of which has been specially formulated to deliver a specific range of benefits to prolong the life of your engine and slow down the ageing process for high mileage engines.

Barbados will carry only the HX5 and HX7 lubricants, while all three lubricants will soon be available in Suriname as well.

 Worldwide, the automotive industry usually starts considering an engine to be high mileage when it has more than 100,000 km of life. Engines operate in severe conditions, and over time high usage vehicles can begin to experience greater wear and higher oil consumption.

Accordingly, industry experts note that high mileage oil is usually recommended when:

  • The owner wants to extend the use of their vehicle beyond 100,000 km.
  • There is evidence that the engine has started burning more oil or that slight engine leaks have started.
  • The owner of a used vehicle does not know what kind of service the car has had before.

Group Lubricants Technical Advisor at SOL Caribbean, Michael Merritt said the Shell High Mileage lubricants would be welcomed by drivers in all three territories: 

“Car owners in all of these markets want to keep their engines running efficiently for as long as possible, which is a key driver for them seeking an oil that offers high quality performance and an extended life of the engine, while helping them to avoid spending unnecessary money on engine repair.”

In this context, he noted, Shell Helix High Mileage engine oils met the needs of high usage vehicles that had more than 100,000 km of life, because these products were specially formulated with a special additive package to help recondition worn engine seals and reduce oil leakage and consumption.

All three lubricants contain anti-wear agents that help reduce engine wear and prolong engine life; cleansing technology to stop harmful deposits from forming, and improve combustion chamber sealing for compression.

Shell Helix High Mileage Lubricants deliver the following benefits:

  • Shell Helix HX7 High Mileage:Helps slow down the aging process of your engine:
  • Contains extra anti-wear agents, that help to reduce wear and oil consumption
  • Contains seal-conditioning additives, which helps to rejuvenate shrunken engine seals to reduce internal and external oil leakage
  • Formulated with cleansing agent technology, that helps to stop dirt and sludge building up, and therefore, helps to protect and prolong the life of the engine
  • Oxidation resistance, which helps to resist oil degradation throughout the recommended oil-drain interval and therefore helps to keep oil fresh for longer
  • Multi-grade viscosity, for easier cold starting compared with mono-grade oils and faster oil flow to critical engine parts
     
  • Shell Helix HX5 High Mileage – For extended engine life:
  • Contains extra anti-wear agents, that help to reduce wear and oil consumption
  • Contains seal-conditioning additives, which helps to rejuvenate shrunken engine seals to reduce internal and external oil leakage
  • Formulated with cleansing agent technology, that helps to stop dirt and sludge building up, and therefore, helps to protect and prolong the life of the engine
  • Oxidation resistance, which helps to resist oil degradation throughout the recommended oil-drain interval and therefore helps to keep oil fresh for longer
  • Multi-grade viscosity, for easier cold starting compared with mono-grade oils and faster oil flow to critical engine parts
     
  • Shell Helix HX3 High Millage – For high mileage vehicles:
  • Thicker oil that contains extra anti-wear agents, which helps to reduce wear and oil consumption, and maintain cylinder compression
  • Formulated with cleansing agent technology, that helps to stop dirt and sludge building up and thereby protect and prolong the life of the engine
  • Oxidation resistance, that helps to resist oil degradation throughout the recommended oil-drain interval
  • Multi-grade viscosity, for easier cold starting compared with mono-grade oils

According to the manufacturer specifications and age, each engine has specific requirements for operation in optimal conditions. Shell Helix High Mileage lubricants offer the motorists a choice for extending the life of their engines, and the highest level of protection available for high mileage vehicles in the market. Drivers should always remember to use the viscosity grade recommended by the OEM vehicle manufacturer.

Shell Helix motor oils are distributed regionally by The Sol Group. Sol uses the Shell brand under license across its regional Shell Service Station network and is the sole distributor of Shell's fuels and lubricants, which are fully backed by Shell's world-class technical expertise.


 
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