Did you know that the use of APRIL synthetic lubricants, professional maintenance, correct tire pressure, stop-start, cruise control, block heaters, gentle acceleration and a maximum speed of 100km/hour reduces the carbon footprint by 50% while doubling the life of a vehicle?

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Q&A

About us

When did the company start?
What is the April Group?
What is the mission, vision and values of the April Group?
Who is the president of the April Group?
What does Verco International do?
What does Teklub Canada do?
What does April Super Flo do?

Lubricant basics

What is friction?
What do lubricants do?
How do lubricants lubricate?
How often should I change my engine oil?
What is the difference between conventional and synthetic lubricants?
What are base oils?
What are the most important lubricant additives?
What is the difference between sludge, deposits and varnish?
What information does engine oil analysis provide?
Why do R&O oils not have anti-wear additives or zinc?

Hydraulic oil basics

What are the anti-wear additives used in hydraulic oil?
Can hydraulic oil have variations in color?

Grease basics

What is in grease?
What is the NLGI?
What is the NLGI GC-LB standard?
What does "consistency" mean?
What is the "dropping point"?
Which is correct, "EP1" or "NLGI #1"?
What is the range of grease consistencies used in the PCMO and HD sectors?
What are grease soaps?
What is the difference between lithium, lithium complex and calcium sulfonate greases?
What is the difference between pneumatic and electric automatic greasing systems?
What is the best way to store grease tubes?

Biodegradable lubricant basics

What is the difference between intrinsically biodegradable and readily biodegradable?

Antifreeze basics

Why are OEMs switching to nitrite-free antifreeze?

Gasoline engine oil classifications

What is the API Service Classification for gasoline engine oils?
Where is the API Service Symbol "donut" located?
Where is the oil viscosity indicated on the API Service Symbol?
What does an API "Resource Conserving" lubricant do?
Where is the API Certification Mark "starburst" located and what does it mean?
Where is the API Certification Mark "shield" located and what does it mean?
Where is the dexos™1 Gen 3 logo located and what does it mean?
What is the timeline for API Service Classification, ILSAC standards and dexos™1?

Diesel engine oil classifications

What is the API Service Classification for diesel engine oils?
Where is the API Service Symbol "donut" located?
What is the API Service Classification for diesel/gasoline engine oils?
Where is the oil viscosity indicated on the API Service Symbol?
What is the API Service Classification timeline for diesel vehicles?

Gear oil classifications

What are the two gear oil classifications?
What is the difference between AGMA and SAE grades?
What is EP gear oil?

Lubricant approvals

What is ANSI?
What is API?
What is ILSAC?
What is the most recent ILSAC standard?
What is EOLCS?
What is dexos™1 Gen 3?
What is ACEA?
What is ASTM?
Why is it important to respect OEM lubricant specifications?
What is the difference between a homologation and a specification?

Lubricant viscosity

What does viscosity refer to?
Why is lubricant viscosity important?
What is SAE?
What is the difference between rheology and viscosity?
What is SAE J300?
What is the difference between monograde and multigrade engine oils?
How are multigrade lubricants made?
What is the viscosity index?
What are the outside temperature ranges of SAE engine oil grades?
What is SAE J306?
What is ISO VG?
How do ISO and SAE viscosity grades compare?
What contaminants will make a lubricant thicker?
What contaminants will make a lubricant thinner?

Pollution

What is UOMA?

Climate change

What are greenhouse gases and what do they do?
What sectors contribute to greenhouse gas emissions?
How much greenhouse gas do passenger vehicles and heavy transport produce?
What is meant by "carbon footprint"?
How much of our electricity is generated by fossil fuels?
How efficient are coal and natural gas power plants?
What is the efficiency of a Tesla, from electricity power plants to wheels?
What percentage of fuel energy is transmitted to the wheels of a vehicle with an internal combustion engine?
How many years does it take to recover the cost of an electric vehicle?
Which has a higher resale value, an EV or an ICE vehicle?
How can I reduce my vehicle's carbon footprint by 50% today?

Fun facts

What is petroleum?
When did humans start using petroleum?
What did the Romans use to grease their chariot wheel hubs?
When was the first oil well dug in the world?
What percentage of crude oil is made into lubricants?
What's the difference between "automobile" and "automotive"?
What is the difference between the powertrain and the drivetrain?