What are oil additives? Are they worth it?

What is an oil additive?

Before diving into oil additives and their purpose, it’s important to first understand the role of oil in engines. Oil coats and lubricates an engine to help reduce friction between an engine’s many moving parts. Oil also provides many other benefits, including reducing corrosion, helping to remove contaminants, and keeping the engine cool. 

What is engine oil made up of?

Standard engine oils are already composed of additives which usually make up around 10-30% of the mixture. Specialist additives can enhance the benefits of engine oil even further by providing improved friction reduction, improved engine cooling and can even reduce an engine’s fuel consumption. Additives found in engine oil also degrade over time, so it’s important to maintain additive levels within engine oil to ensure optimal performance.

What are the benefits of oil additives?

As a result of the effects of oil additives, users can benefit from reduced fuel costs, lower maintenance costs, improved engine performance and even reduced CO2 emissions. It is worth noting that the more pressure an engine is under, the higher the saving will be. This is why oil additives are an essential component of asset maintenance for companies operating HGVs, construction machinery, mining machinery, farming machinery, or any other high-load-bearing assets.

Do oil additives actually work?

We’ve discussed all the benefits of oil additives, so why are there still a lot of online reviews and opinions that suggest oil additives aren’t worth the money? 

Many oil additives on the market are very similar to the additives already found in engine oil. This means that they are not designed to enhance the effects of standard engine oil, but instead help the engine to continue performing at its current level. These oil additives also degrade quickly, meaning that their effects will often diminish before an engine’s next service is due. The key here is opting for an oil additive that enhances engine performance beyond the levels it can achieve with standard oil.

FRS-1E is an oil additive that can do just that. Data we have gathered from engines running with FRS-1E has shown improvements of up to 20% in fuel economy, as well as a reduction of up to 20% in CO2 emissions. Our data also shows that engines can sustain this increase in performance for months due to FRS-1E’s ability to coat parts and fight degradation over time. These are savings that have completely transformed our customers’ costs, which have allowed them to offer more competitive prices and increase their profit margins.

Are they worth it?

Yes! Choosing to adopt an oil additive like FRS-1E is a proven way to reduce your costs and help your business achieve its ESG goals. From our case studies, you can see how we’ve helped customers significantly reduce their fuel costs and CO2 emissions and you could be saving too!

If you’d like to get in touch to discuss trialling FRS-1E or to find out more about how we can help you, contact us and we will be happy to book in a call.