Ever conscious of the needs of motorists, Chevron which markets the Caltex™ brand has reformulated its signature additive package with the addition of new Clean & Glide technology. The new active ingredients are specifically formulated to clean and protect metal surfaces within the engine. Helping reduce friction and thus wear and tear between key engine components, Clean & Glide technology delivers enhanced engine protection, improved fuel economy and maximised power with continued use over time, all key in helping provide a more reliable motoring experience.
The benefits of Caltex with Techron® have long been known and making changes to a proven formula was not undertaken lightly. Chevron, which markets the Caltex™ brand, conducted stringent laboratory tests and accumulated up to 600,000km of real world fleet tests to ensure the final formula provides optimum results for the everyday motorist.
The ability of the new formulation to protect metal surfaces was proven in the High Frequency Reciprocating Rig (HFRR) laboratory test. The standard diesel lubricity test was modified to safely assess the lubricating properties of petrol. The results indicated that when compared to its predecessor in a controlled environment, Caltex’s new formulation with Clean & Glidetechnology was able to reduce metal wear and friction by an average of 38 percent and 41 percent respectively using petrol from around Asia Pacific and South Africa. This is important because Caltex with Techron® is formulated to instantly reduce friction in the upper cylinder area of your engine. With continued use, Clean & Glide technology will begin to build–up in your car’s crankcase lubricant to replenish friction modifiers that are consumed during normal operation. Separate laboratory tests simulating this build-up of Techron® in the lubricant demonstrated the effectiveness of Clean & Glide technology to improve fuel efficiency by up to 3 percent, when compared to the previous formulation.