Why Millers Oils is urging classic car racers to upgrade their oil ahead of the 2020 race season

In this article, Millers Oils, the market leader in advanced oils and fuel treatments for classic cars, shares its expertise on why planning ahead for the next race season starts now.


As winter sets in, heralding darker evenings and wintry weather conditions, classic car lovers are turning their thoughts to laying up their pride and joy for the winter; many are stowed away in a garage after undergoing a rigorous process to ensure when spring comes, they will return to the race track in tip top condition.


However, according to Addison Howe Platform, Business Manager Automotive at Millers Oils, rather than taking a break from their classics, owners will do well to utilise the quieter race months by researching the right oils for their cars; that way, owners will be back on track in no time at all.


Owners may have a whole host of questions when it comes to choosing oil for their much-loved vehicle.  Will synthetic oils damage my engine?  Are the different oils for cars that are used for longer drives?  What will the impact be on those cars which have low oil pressure? How can viscosity impact on your engine?


Research has shown that using modern synthetic oils in classic cars won’t cause damage as previously thought; indeed, the technical team at Millers Oils has developed synthetic oils which not only eradicate past issues but also protect the vehicle, ensuring longevity and enhanced performance.


Addison Howe Platform added: “Synthetic oil offers stability as it performs better at both high and low temperatures, and because they have a stronger film thickness, this in turn leads to a higher level of protection.  Importantly, synthetics are less likely to oxidate and in like for like conditions have longer life expectancies than mineral oils. However good practice is to change mineral and synthetic oils as the same intervals”


The Millers Oils Classic offering

The firm’s Classic Sport 20w50 High Performance is the perfect choice for those classics, which are used for longer drives or driven in challenging conditions.  With benefits ranging in a reduction of friction and wear compared to other synthetic 20w50. The 20w50 High Performance remains a popular choice for race goers.


Those classics which suffer from low oil pressure are advised to use the semi synthetic Classic Sport 20w60, a thicker oil which boosts oil pressure back up to desired limits.




Other oils specifically manufactured for classic cars include:


Three engine oils for modern classics – such as the Ford Capri and Escort, and the American muscle car, the Shelby Mustang – from the popular Classic Pistoneeze range; suitable for both diesel and petrol engines. These moderate detergent premium multi-grade mineral and semi-synthetic engine oils are available as 15W40, 10W40 and 10W30, and come in both 5 litre and 1 litre bottles. The bespoke formulation includes corrosion inhibiting ZDDP (Zinc dialkyldithiophosphates)


Addison Howe Platform concludes: “Ensuring you use the right oil for your classic is a vital element in the health, performance and longevity of your vehicle.  Now is the time – as the laying up season commences – to do your research; that way you will be firing off all cylinders when the 2020 race calendar gets underway.”


Find out more

To find out more about the Classic Car range from Millers Oils range please visit www.millersoils.co.uk or call 01484 713201. To find out which oil is right for your vehicle why not try the WhichOil? Search tool – simply input the vehicle registration and the specialist search tool will present compatible oil options.  




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Kimberley Hornby, Millers Oils PR Team, Hornby Whitefoot PR

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