CITGO Lubricants announced GF-5 will replace GF-4 and API Service SN will replace SM in Supergard synthetic motor oils. The change meets new International Lubricants Standardization and Approval Committee (ILSAC) standards and will help drivers achieve better fuel economy, engine cleanliness and emissions systems durability in passenger cars, vans, sport utility vehicles and light trucks, company officials said.
The balanced combination with an advanced additive system is designed to provide protection for engines of any make or model.
“The Supergard Synthetic Motor Oil SAE 5W-30 is formulated to meet General Motors’ dexos 1 specifications as well,” said Mark Betner, product manager, CITGO Lubricants. “Although GM has decided not to join the rest of the industry in moving to GF-5 and has introduced its own dexos system, CITGO still will guarantee the performance of this product in all GM vehicles.”
Licensing for the new GF-5 additive began Oct. 1. CITGO was scheduled to begin converting Supergard oils and packaging this month, with packaged product available to consumers by mid-November.