Stop Wasting Money …. Change Oil based on Science, not on Time or Distance Traveled

Did you know that oils degrade due to mechanical and thermal stresses? It’s true. If you’re currently changing oil based on calendar time (months) or distance traveled (miles), then it’s highly probable that you could be getting less from your engine oils than what they’re designed to do. We currently have a lot of customers who are using our oil analysis kits and supplies to safely extend drain intervals. They’ve determined that oil analysis is the only scientific way to evaluate oil degradation. God gave us (5) senses so we could experience his beautiful creation. Our senses enable us to see a beautiful sunset or sunrise, feel the warmth of a glowing fireplace in the winter, listen to loons calling on a lake, smell fresh donuts or bread baking in the oven, and taste the goodness of a freshly picked apple in the fall. However, none of our senses can tell us when to change oil. Don’t fall for such things as “the oil smells funny” or “it looks black” …. instead, approach oil changes on a scientific basis. We use scientific tests that are approved and sanctioned by ASTM (the American Society for Testing and Materials) and our laboratories are ISO17025 qualified. So, you get consistent, accurate and repeatable results that you can trust. We examine your oil for changes in viscosity and oxidation and look for signs of contamination that can lead to engine wear.

So, next time you think it’s time to change oil, why not use one of our specially designed kits to pull a sample and get it examined. It’s cheap insurance and it can maximize your oil dollar.

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Thomas Johnson

Tom Johnson is part owner and President of JG Lubricant Services, LLC. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Purdue University and has over 30 years engineering experience. Prior to forming JG Lubricant Services, Tom acted as the Transmission Fluids Engineer for Allison Transmission for the last 20 years before his retirement in 2009. While in this position, Tom worked with most of the global oil and additive companies. Tom wrote all of Allison’s current lubricant specifications (including the ground breaking TES-295 specification). He directed and managed the testing and approval of hundreds of transmission fluid formulations for Allison Transmission and served as a key member of the GM Automatic Transmission Fluid Committee. Tom was also a key member of the Engine Oil Review Committee for the SAE Performance Review Institute and participated on a multi-OEM panel to review and approve engine oils to US Army specifications. Tom worked closely with the US Army Tank Automotive Command to review military specification oils for use in US Army tactical and combat wheeled and track laying vehicles.