Chevron Havoline's new line of passenger car motor oils meet or exceed ILSAC GF-6 / API SP industry standards for protection, performance and fuel economy. Driven by innovation, Havoline® is the motor oil brand trusted by mechanics and drivers to protect and perform in their vehicle.
GM dexos® approval pending *Based on friction related wear in GF-6 Sequence IVB valve train wear test using SAE 0W-30 **Based on dexos1 Gen2 GMVFE fuel economy test using SAE 0W-20 (PRO-DS Full Synthetic only) ***Based on GF-6 Sequence VH sludge and varnish test using SAE 0W-20
Introducing the new, Chevron Havoline PRO-DS® High Mileage Full Synthetic Motor Oil. The best of both worlds - all the benefits of our high mileage formulation with the added engine protection that comes with a premium, full synthetic motor oil. This product is formulated with seal conditioning agents and a proprietary cleaning booster to prevent oil consumption and provide ultimate protection that helps to extend the life of the engine. Havoline PRO-DS High Mileage Full Synthetic performs and protects in newer vehicles as well as vehicles that have accumulated more than 75,000 miles.
GF-6 is the new industry standard specification for ILSAC (International Lubricants Standardization and Approval Committee) motor oil grades, replacing GF-5. The new technology will enable today’s smaller and lighter, more power dense, turbocharged, gasoline direct injection engine technologies to achieve automaker performance requirements including Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards set by the United States Department of Transportation. GF-6 motor oils will deliver the following performance benefits: improved fuel economy and lower emissions, better deposit control, and greater protection against timing chain wear and Low Speed Pre-Ignition (LSPI). Consumers everywhere will benefit from new Chevron Havoline GF-6 / API SP oils in the areas of fuel economy retention, wear, and LSPI protection, with unprecedented sludge and deposit control.
The American Petroleum Institute (API) is a domestic focused, automotive organization that sets engine oil standards for all segments of America’s oil and natural gas industry. ‘SP’ is the latest API engine oil performance standard applicable across viscosity grades. API SP replaces API SN/SN PLUS and is backward compatible to all previous “S” category oils. Oils that comply with the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) oil viscosity standards are eligible for API licensing and use the API Certification Mark (the starburst) on the product label.
Yes, Chevron Havoline's new line of passenger car motor oils meet
or exceed ILSAC GF-6 industry standards.
First licensing date and use of GF-6A, GF-6B and API SP marks is May 1, 2020. The traditional phase-in period is 12-months from first licensing which means that after April 30, 2021, only GF-6 oils can display the Starburst.
The new GF-6 standard is split into two sub-categories for different generations of engine technology. GF-6A is backward-compatible for all ILSAC viscosities grades (SAE 0W-20, 5W-20, 0W-30, 5W-30, 10W-30). Licensed oils that meet the GF-6A standard are allowed to display the traditional API “Starburst” Certification Mark. GF-6B is only for SAE 0W-16 and is not backward compatible to any previous service categories, as most engines were not engineered to run on such a low viscosity grade oil. To prevent misapplication, licensed oils that meet the GF-6B standard will display a brand-new API “Shield” Certification Mark.
Chevron recommends that you refer to the vehicle owner’s manual for what is required by the OEM.
ILSAC GF-6A is backward compatible to previous ILSAC GF-X standards within the same viscosity grade. One can use an approved GF-6A motor oil in a GF-5 recommended application without performance concerns. In fact, the GF-6A motor oil will provide additional protection for engines compared with GF-5 motor oils.
Chevron’s Havoline brand has been protecting passenger vehicle engines almost as long as there have been cars on the road. Our heritage dates to 1904, longer than almost every other motor oil brand. We have experts, chemists and engineers with years of knowledge and education who continuously push the frontier of engine protection technology. You can trust and rely on Chevron to protect your vehicles as if it was one of ours since all Chevron products are backed by our Chevron Limited Product Warranty – it’s our quality promise.
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