Is your Engine getting the Right Oil?

Allied’s President, Steve Phillips, gave a great interview to HDT Tuckinginfo.  With the help of one of Allied’s partners, API (Motor Oil Matters), they put together a great article about choosing the best oil for your operations and making sure you’ve got the right oil in your trucks.

Truckinginfo Article

Choosing the best oil for your operation is only part of the equation when it comes to making sure you’ve got the right oil in your trucks. There are a lot of things that can happen between the order and the fill, including the distributor delivering the wrong oil or oil that’s accidentally mixed with other oil; having a bulk oil tank with a mishmash of oils that keeps you from getting the performance you need and expect; and contaminants getting into the oil before or during the fill.

First of all, when you’re choosing an oil and an oil supplier, the American Petroleum Institute (API) always cautions that “meets” is not the same as “licensed.”

“An oil marketer could say it ‘meets the standard,’ but the only way to verify it’s licensed is to check with API or look at our online directory to make sure it’s really licensed,” says Kevin Ferrick, who manages the API’s licensing program. “If it’s licensed, the maker is warrantying it meets the API standard. If it’s not, it doesn’t have that added assurance. So there’s a difference.”

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Your tour guides did an excellent job of explaining all the processes involved in detail. They also answered all the numerous questions we had.

Each and every day, I am so glad I chose Allied for tires and oil.  The Des Moines (Iowa) crew is fantastic and I feel like I am in the “safe zone” every time I pull in there.  And choosing the oil was just one more good move I made.

I am very satisfied with what ESCO did for the district. They worked well together as well as being very clean. They understood the busy area. I would have them work on anything in the district. Great job guys!