Motor Oil &
Other Product FAQ
Whether you have questions pertaining to motor oil performance, synthetic oils or how to recycle your used oil, you can get the answers you’re looking for below. First, narrow the options down by choosing the closest-related category to your question.
What are the benefits of using racing oil versus regular passenger car oil?
What is motor oil with zinc?
Why are zinc/phosphorus levels in motor oil lower in today’s motor oils?
What is the controversy surrounding the amount of zinc in motor oil?
What solutions does Valvoline offer to the zinc issue?
Valvoline offers two solutions to the zinc issue:
- Valvoline VR1 Racing Oil: Contains 75% higher zinc than SN or SM motor oil with a balanced additive package designed to work in both racing and traditional applications. Valvoline provides this product in both multi and mono viscosity grades: 20w50, straight 50, 10w30, straight 30, straight 40 and straight 60.
- Longer-Lasting Zinc/Phosphorus: Valvoline uses an advanced zinc/phosphorus additive that keeps higher levels of phosphorus in the motor oil where it protects the engine instead of poisoning the catalytic converter.