Used Oil Analysis Cuts Through Myths and Mystery

There is an old adage that says, “You can’t change what you can measure.” Accurate measurements are basically facts, and you can use these facts to make measurable changes. When it comes to engine wear protection, everyone has opinions about motor oils. But, you CAN make decisions based on facts instead of speculation. Used Oil […]

Performance claims may not be accurate, even apply

A recent quality survey looking into performance claims made by lubricant manufacturers found some products were incompatible with oil categories established by the European Automobile Manufacturer’s Association (ACEA). Driven Racing Oil’s Lake Speed Jr. says while the survey results originated in Europe, the truth is there are lubricants across the globe whose performance claims may […]

Buyer Beware: Diesel oil has changed

If you use diesel engine oils in your car for their higher levels of anti-wear additives than found in off-the-shelf standard engine oils, it’s time to consider a change. The American Petroleum Institute has adopted two new heavy-duty engine oil categories that increase the importance of seeking out an engine oil containing the correct formulation […]

Don’t Fall For Shady Oil Testing

Much confusion and debate exists in regards to motor oils and lubricants in general. One of the primary reasons for this is that lubricants are chemicals in a bottle. Unlike hardware or sheets of plywood that are easily measured, touched and observed, lubricants are these slippery products that we typically don’t like getting on our […]

Proper Use of ZDP in Engine Oils

Zinc dithiophosphate or Zinc dialkyl dithiophosphate (ZDP) is to engine oils what Tetraethyl Lead is to gasoline. Both are highly specialized chemistries which provide significant performance boosts to the fluids they are placed in. ZDP is the most effective extreme pressure (EP) agent known to oil formulators.

What’s In It? Driven Racing Oil KRT4-Stroke Karting 0W-20

Not only is kart racing one of the most popular forms of motorsports in the world, it is also one of the most technologically advanced. KRT 4-Stroke Karting 0W-20 from Driven Racing Oil is purpose-built for complex four-stroke kart engines running on either gasoline or race fuel. Ideal for Clone and Honda power plants, KRT […]

What’s In It? HR Conventional 10W-40 Hot Rod Motor Oil

In the factory performance glory days of the late 1960s and early 1970s, most car manufacturers recommended 10W-40 viscosity oil for Big and Small Block muscle car engines. Driven’s HR Conventional 10W-40 Hot Rod Motor Oil is the perfect choice for these classics, as it uses conventional petroleum base oils to provide excellent compatibility with “old school,” cork-and-rope seals.