As the seasons change, creating new driving conditions, drivers’ thoughts will traditionally turn to the state of their vehicle and ensuring it is prepared for the coming months. However, as today’s engines become smaller and more efficient – without sacrificing performance – vehicle maintenance is becoming increasingly important. One area that is rising in prominence, regardless of the season, is advanced engine lubrication. As engine design progresses, lubricants companies are challenged to create an oil that can handle increased pressure and deliver notable benefits for the vehicle and driver – whatever the weather.
Castrol, one of the world’s leading lubricant companies, has today revealed new performance benefits of using Fluid Titanium Technology after years of research, development and groundbreaking testing. Castrol EDGE can unlock more engine performance by reducing performance robbing friction by up to 20 per cent.
Andrew Page and Castrol have entered into a partnership to supply the lubricant company’s latest GTX range. The garage supplies distributor said the move is designed to “catapult the brand back into the UK’s independent workshop aftermarket.” Castrol is marking the 50th anniversary of its GTX brand in 2018.
The Castrol Professional Car Servicing & Repair Trend Tracker report predicts that the number of franchised dealers is set to fall by 10 per cent over the next five years. This decline will come as the number of independent MoT testing stations grows by 5 per cent, the report adds.