…Educates Motorists on Lubricants Quality Ratings
Golden Stone Limited, Africa’s sole distributor of Korean number one premium engine oil, has launched its high index viscosity lubricants, Micking into the Nigeria market.
The high quality varieties of the product were introduced to the motoring press during a media briefing held at the company’s Lagos office on Wednesday.
Speaking during the event, the company’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr Andy Offor said he was out to not only create awareness about Micking motor oil but to also educate Nigerian motorists on the need to always use the right motor oil for their vehicles.
“Many motorists in Nigeria,” he pointed out, “are suffering as a result of ignorance. Many don’t know the API’s Classification mark and service symbol of the engine they use. All they know is: this oil is good, cheap and has good packaging without checking the API ratings”.
He explained that some engine oil are made for year 1984,1995 and 2000 model engine and motorist will use them for their 2005 and 2010 vehicles respectively without knowing that every car has a year that it is manufactured.
‘’From the year, you can know the engine oil you are going to use. So whenever you want to buy engine oil, go through the rating and see the API of the oil.The best in the market right now is SN, the top range, SM, the second best and the next, SL.It goes down that way.’’
Mr. Offor advised motorists to service their modern automobile engines with synthetic oil.
“It protects the life of your engine against sludge and gives more mileage,” he explained. “It also cleans the engine leading to easy circulation of fuel. I t makes the engine to consume less fuel and bring down the temperature of your engine. These and many more are the benefits of synthetic engine oil. That is the difference between synthetic and conventional mineral engine oil.’’
According to Offor all Micking engine oil are synthetic.
He stated: “We have 20 W 50 of Micking oil; 5W 40, 5W30,0 W 40, 0 W 30 and so on, all at SN and SM level. We have varieties of engine oil for all vehicles and our prices are highly competitive compared with the top range in the market.’’
To avoid adulteration, Golden Stone sells its Micking engine oil to only workshops and end users, because, according to Offor, the company “won’t like to have issues with engine.”
“That is why we don’t sell Micking in an open market,” he reasoned, adding, “We sell to companies and end users. We sell to company like Automedics. Automedics is our accredited agent.”
Golden Stone deals on various synthetic and semi- synthetic Micking oil for both diesel and gasoline vehicles, generators and other oil related engines.