How To Recognize Real Engine Oil From Fake Engine Oil in the Market

An increase in fake engine oil in the nation has alarmed the Anti-Counterfeit Authority (ACA).

The majority of consumers find it challenging to determine whether counterfeit engine oils are genuine because they are frequently packaged in actual bottles that have been replenished with fake oil or in replica bottles.

This makes many drivers vulnerable to the risk of failing machinery and malfunctioning engines.

The only thing drivers can do is make sure the engine oil they buy is original, provides the necessary protection, and improves the overall performance of the vehicle because fully giving up the usage of cars is not an option.

Here are six factors that can be used to tell an authentic engine oil from a fake one:

Genuine engine oils often have a golden color and are transparent, free of contaminants, sediments, and any type of suspended debris. Fake oil is typically significantly darker, and continued use will reduce its uniformity.

Smell: While fake oil frequently has an oppressive and strong smell, new oil has no distinctive smell. When you open the container of engine oil, if it smells burnt, it is definitely fake.

Feel: Fake engine oil frequently has a thick, sediment- and impurity-filled consistency. When compared to its genuine competitors, it has a poorer turbulent flow and is not as soft to the touch.

Weight: Since imitation oils can contain contaminants and sediments, they are typically more heavier than real ones. When you replace your engine’s oil, you may put this to the test. When you drain the used oil from your car, you can put it in a container with the same volume as the new oil you’re going to put in. You need to detect a distinction.

Packaging: Check to see if there are any odd writings on the packaging. The oil containers’ labels and tops must be exact replicas of the originals.

Viscosity: This factor should be taken into account, especially for seasoned users who have used the same type of oil in the past. When changing your oil, if you notice a change in the viscosity of the oil, examine its source again.

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Written by Esther Oyugi

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