The quality of oil is extremely important when it comes to your vehicle and can have a positive effect on your engine’s capabilities. That’s why General Motors has developed DEXOS, a synthetic blend oil. Dexos not only increases your fuel efficiency, but extends the life of your emissions system, requires fewer oil changes on your vehicle and has a positive effect on the environment by producing fewer emissions. This high quality oil has been formatted to demanding specifications in the industry. Its requirements have been made up from a combination of some of the most rigorous tests in the industry, such as those from the American Petroleum Institute and the European Automobile Manufacturers Association. A higher viscosity oil, Dexos is half the price of synthetic oil, yet it has the same qualities and advantages as synthetic.
All General Motors 2011 and later models are required to operate on Dexos oil. Only oils displaying green or blue Dexos ™ trademark icon on the front label, have been certified and licensed by General Motors as meeting the tough performance requirements. If the oil you are considering does not have this symbol, be assured it has not gone through GM’s rigorous testing.
The key features to take away are:
GM Dexos1 ™
- Exhibits improved oxidization and water performance which provides improved fuel economy.
- Increased piston cleanliness delivers maximum engine performances.
- Lower volatility delivers reduced oil consumption.
- Greater viscosity control helps deliver improved fuel economy.
By: Amy Cochren
Credit: General Motors Canada