I’m guessing you don’t give a lot of thought to your regular oil changes beyond making sure they happen when they are supposed to. To be honest, before partnering with our sponsor, Havoline®, I didn’t either. I didn’t fully comprehend how many different things the oil in your engine can influence. I did know that nothing good happens if your car is out of oil, but beyond that, I would have just guessed that it keeps things oily and running smoothly!
So what if I told you that there is a new oil on the market that is better for your car and is also better for the environment? Like me, your ears probably perked up and you are interested in learning more about Havoline® PRO-RS™ Renewable Full Synthetic Motor Oil!
How is Havoline PRO-RS better for the environment?
You may be surprised to learn that Havoline PRO-RS is an ultra-premium, renewable full synthetic motor oil that includes 25% sustainably sourced plant-based oils. You probably haven’t heard of this before as it is Chevron’s first renewable consumer product. We’ve all become accustomed to hearing about extracting oils from plants and seeds to use in our cooking, but never thought about the same processes being utilized for engine oil!
Havoline’s PRO-RS is also better for the environment once it’s inside your engine and being used. It provides superior fuel economy retention to help save on fuel costs (who couldn’t use that right now??), outstanding emissions control, and up to 37% lower carbon intensity than a comparable full synthetic motor oil viscosity grade*. In fact, it’s the best-performing motor oil in the Havoline passenger car product line and is a USDA Certified Biobased Product.
Typical full synthetic motor oils typically thicken as they age in service, which can hurt efficiency and fuel economy. Havoline PRO-RS resists thickening better than typical full synthetics, helping the engine perform at its best and retain designed fuel economy.
It all starts with Havoline’s Smart Change packaging, which comes in a recyclable cardboard box. There is a plastic bag inside the box which holds 6 quarts of oil instead of the standard 5 quarts most bottles hold. This package setup uses 70% less plastic than the traditional bottles most people are used to. Personally, I think the box is a great way to store the oil as it sits on our metal garage shelves much more nicely than the bottles ever did. Plus, there is a convenient clear window that lets you check how much oil is left in the package.
How is Havoline PRO-RS better for your car?
As mentioned above, the original oil viscosity is maintained longer – which helps protect against oil breakdown between oil changes and provides excellent thermal protection as well as more protection for your car’s engine. It also has excellent turbocharger efficiency and protection and meets the needs of today’s smaller, more powerful engines. It boasts superior sludge control. I can attest firsthand that sludge can be the death of an engine – but that’s a whole other post!
Where Can You Get Havoline PRO-RS Renewable Full Synthetic Motor Oil?
You might think you’d have to go to some specialty shop or high-end mechanic to get an oil like this. You can actually purchase it on Walmart.com!
Now, I’m lucky enough to have a son who loves everything automotive (and aced his autos class in high school) so I had him change the oil in our SUV. I just looked up what viscosity our car takes and got the correct one – which is important. It’s available in 0w16, 0w20, 5w20 and 5w30 weights.
If you don’t have someone at home who can easily change your oil, you can absolutely order some on Walmart.com and bring it to your regular mechanic to use during your oil change – just be sure to call them first and confirm they are okay with that setup and that they are only going to charge for the labor. You can also take that opportunity to encourage them to begin using Havoline PRO-RS Renewable themselves.
If you’d like to learn more, check out www.havoline.com/smartchangeprors
* Based on unsurpassed Sequence IIIHB result on PRO-RS 0W-30.