Masterparts’ high-performance synthetic engine oils offer high performance at affordable price.
Engine oil is not a “one size fits all” product. Newer cars with more sophisticated engines are more likely to need a specialised synthetic engine oil.
Synthetic engine oils are more refined than the traditional mineral-based engine oils.
Masterparts synthetic and semi-synthetic oils
Masterparts offers a range of name brand synthetic and semi-synthetic engine oils for different types of engines.
10W40 SN/CF (semi-synthetic)
Masterparts 10W40 SN/CF is a semi-synthetic that provides protection for a wide range of petrol engines and high-speed turbocharged diesel engines.
- Naturally aspirated and turbocharged gasoline four-stroke engines.
- Naturally aspirated and turbocharged four-stroke, indirect and direct injections passenger vehicle diesel engines.
5W30 SN (fully synthetic)
Masterparts 5W30 SN fully synthetic high-performance engine oil is designed for exceptional wear and tear protection and increased overall performance.
- Formulated for improved fuel economy and engine protection for modern engines.
- Naturally aspirated and turbocharged four-stroke, indirect and indirect injection passenger vehicle petrol and diesel engines.
5W40 SN (fully synthetic)
Masterparts 5W40 SN is a high-performance fully synthetic engine oil designed for excellent cleaning power and outstanding overall performance.
- All types of modern engines, including high-performance turbocharged and supercharged gasoline engines, light vans and trucks.
- Naturally aspirated and turbocharged four-stroke, indirect and direct injection passenger vehicle diesel engines.
5W30 SN/CF (C3) (fully synthetic)
Masterparts 5W30 SN/CF (C3) is a fully synthetic high performance low SAPS multi-grade engine oil with advanced additive technology. It ensures optimum performance of engine components including diesel particulate filters.
- Automotive petrol and diesel engines where API SN/CF is recommended.
- Well suited to applications where high standards of emission control are required including vigorous, high-speed driving.
What is synthetic oil?
Synthetic oils are created by blending synthetic components. The resulting oils contain fewer impurities. They also provide more stable viscosity and improved lubrication.
Synthetic oils are generally more expensive than mineral-based oils.
However, you have to replace them less frequently. They can also help minimise wear on parts and improve fuel consumption, saving you money in the long run.
When you should use synthetic oil
Synthetic oils can be used in all passenger or commercial vehicles but are designed with high-performance engines in mind.
If you have a specific engine type or your vehicle is used for racing, for example, you’ll probably need a specialised synthetic oil.
Newer engines are also more likely to require a synthetic oil.
Understanding engine oil viscosity
The viscosity of engine oil refers to its resistance to flow.
When engine oil is heated, it becomes thinner and less viscous. At low temperatures, the oil is thicker and flows more sluggishly.
Newer engines usually use low-viscosity oils. Older engines typically benefit from higher viscosity oils.
Oil viscosity is indicated by a code. This consists of a number followed by W (which stands for winter) and then a second number.
The first number is oil viscosity at cold or engine start-up temperatures. The second number is the viscosity at normal engine operating temperature.
If you’re not sure which engine oil your engine needs, contact us on 021 657 57 57 for more information. Alternatively, visit your nearest branch of Masterparts for expert advice on synthetic engine oils and other car components.