Zuva has partnered with leading lubricant manufacturers to bring our customers the best oils and greases to the automotive, industrial, agriculture, mining and aviation sectors.
150 years ago Dr. John Ellis developed a petroleum-based lubricant for steam engines, and ever since, the company he started has worked to repeatedly innovate and bring only the highest quality motor oils, lubricants and cleaners to market. It’s because of this legacy and dedication to innovation that people have trusted Valvoline products in their vehicles, from the Model T to today’s newest models. Since its founding, Valvoline and its scientists have been innovating, creating and reinventing formulas for racing, high-mileage, synthetic and recycled motor oils. It is this commitment to innovation that shows in our products that help keep vehicles safely rolling down roads all over the world.
There are various uses of lubricants of which some are:
Keep moving parts apart
Lubricants are typically used to separate moving parts in a system. This has the benefit of reducing friction and surface fatigue, together with reduced heat generation, operating noise and vibrations.
The use of a lubricant reduces the overall system friction. Reduced friction has the benefit of reducing heat generation and reduced formation of wear particles as well as improved efficiency.
Protect against wear
Lubricants prevent wear by keeping the moving parts apart. Lubricants may also contain anti-wear or extreme pressure additives to boost their performance against wear and fatigue.
Good quality lubricants are typically formulated with additives that form chemical bonds with surfaces, or exclude moisture, to prevent corrosion and rust. It reduces corrosion between two metallic surfaces and avoids contact between these surfaces to avoid immersed corrosion.
“At Zuva, we aim to give our customers the best products and this applies to our lubricants as well. We encourage our customers that each time they fuel their car, they get their oil checked to ensure that the quantities are right. The main function of lubricants is to reduce wear, to clean, inhibit corrosion, improve sealing, and cool the engine by carrying heat away from moving parts, which is crucial in increasing longevity of your engine.” - Kozanai Munerenyu, National Key Account Manager