Motor oil has been created to protect the motor from wear due to friction of metal surfaces during operation.

Lubricants as per their physical properties are divided in three basic categories:

  • Liquid lubricants {(mineral oils, vegetable-based oils, animal oils (lanolin)}
  • Solid lubricants (talc, graphite)
  • Semi-solids or consistent oils (grease)

If anyone excludes animal or vegetable-based oils, which have no application in industry, there are:

  • Mineral oils, usually made from crude petroleum and cover the greatest amount of lubricants. They present great chemical stability due to their molecular structure (hydrocarbons) which by nature have great chemical stability.
  • Synthetic oils (product of chemical reaction and not distillation). They are better than mineral oils qualitatively since there is the capability to specify the desired properties during manufacturing process. Their use is growing fast despite their high cost.

The above are used, as raw materials, in production of lubricants (finished products), which have a lot of applications. According to their applications, they can be divided into following groups:

  • Lubricants for general use: Lubricants usually without chemical additives which find use in easy applications of lubrication.
  • Lubricants for four-stroke internal combustion engines: Mono-grade and multi-grade lubricants for gasoline engines and diesel engines.
  • Lubricants for two-stroke engines: Mixing with gasoline for lubrication of two-stroke engines.
  • Gear oils: Single grade and multi-grade lubricants for lubrication of gearboxes and differential systems.
  • Industrial lubricants: For industrial use in hydraulic systems, air compressors, cooling systems, turbines, rotors, transformers e.t.c.
  • Marine: For diesel engines according the sulfur grade of used fuel and lubrication of other parts of engine.

In SPEED MOTOR OIL we have the best automotive lubricants throughout Greece. Visit our store and discover yourself the quality of our products.