What do you look for in a car oil, protection for your engine, name brand or price?
Here is a review of Shell Helix Ultra 5w40 Full Synthetic Motor Oil, a combination of great engine protection, a well known and trusted name brand at a very competitive price.
- Product: Motor Car Engine Oil
- Brand: Shell Helix Ultra 5w-40
- Pack: 5L Plastic Canister with Screw Top
- Application: Petrol and Diesel Engines
- Viscosity: 5w-40 (Full Synthetic)
- API Rating: SN/CF ACEA A3/B4
- Endorsed by: Ferrari
- My Rating: 9.2 out of 10
- Best Place to Buy: Most Auto Part Stores
- Price: $36.45
As a 30+ year Auto Mechanic, I have seen changes in oil technology from the earlier ratings of SF (in the mid 1980’s) to present S/N (2017). The changes were evident while performing various engine re builds, here I saw 1st hand the effects of inferior quality or incorrect grades of oil being used.
Shell Helix Ultra 5w-40 really does help to keep engines cleaner for longer, with its specialized formula of ACTIVE Cleansing Technology. In independent tests conducted using various competing brands of motor oils with similar grades and ratings to Shell Helix Ultra 5w-40 I found it to be
- engine cleansing
- cold starts
- noise reduction
- engine lubrication
- helping with engine cooling
- preventing harmful deposits
- improving engine performance
Furthermore upon draining the oil after the 8 month/15000 Kms independent tests, I found the viscosity of Shell Helix Ultra 5w-40 to be far more superior than that of the competing brands tested.
Shell Helix Ultra 5w-40 was used for 250000 Kms by a customer who lost track of his mileage while entertaining out of country guests to long touring road trips for months, with his 4×4 Overlander. Upon servicing eventually by me, it seemed that another 25000 Kms could be covered with the Shell Helix Ultra 5w-40 drained from his vehicle.
Since using it in my customer’s cars, I found improvements in cold start ups, fuel economy, noise emissions and sustained power performance over longer periods.
I am known among my customers for being an eternal Skeptic, but when a product exceeds its performance standards after being tested by me, I endorse it fully.
Shell Helix Ultra 5w-40 is so frequently used by me that when I visit my local Auto Parts supplier, they know which oil to supply me, without asking.
So in a nutshell Shell Helix Ultra 5w-40 Full Synthetic Motor Oil surpasses all specs, endurance and quality tests that I could throw at it, is priced competitively with competing brands and is freely available on Amazon.com and your local Auto Parts store.
I highly recommend using Shell Helix Ultra 5w-40 100% Synthetic motor oil in your Vehicle’s engine.
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