February 1, 2023

What is the Best Oil for Winter?

Discover why synthetic oil like Shell Rotella T6 is best for Canadian winter in commercial vehicles. Rhino Truck Lube Centres provide convenient drive-thru services using Rotella T4, T5, and T6.

What is the Best Oil for Winter?

Although many people love Canadian winters, Canadian winters often aren’t very kind to commercial vehicles. When the temperature starts to plummet, it can cause engine oil to thicken, making your engine work harder and impeding its performance.

Drivers must be diligent in ensuring that their trucks receive the proper maintenance and oil changes necessary to preserve their engines and help their vehicles get the best possible performance. It’s also important they use an oil that can handle the colder temperatures.

Because of this, we are often asked about the best oil for cold weather.

Synthetic is best

There is no question that synthetic oil is best for your vehicle during the cold Canadian winters. Because of the chemical reaction processes used in the production of synthetic oils, they do not contain any waxes. As a result, synthetics outperform conventional oil and demonstrate better cold-flow properties.

With synthetic oil, you will be able to start your vehicle more easily, and because synthetic oil flows faster than conventional oil, it will provide better wear protection for your engine.

What kind of oil does Rhino Truck Lube Centres use?

At Rhino, we provide convenient drive-thru oil and lube services using Shell Rotella T4, T5, and T6 synthetic oil. And during cold Canadian winters, nothing beats Rotella T6. Rotella T6 is specifically designed to work in extreme temperatures.

It is a low-viscosity oil that will easily flow through your truck’s engine even during the most frigid of temperatures. Because of the oil’s low viscosity, your engine expends less energy, and friction is reduced. This, in turn, helps extend the life of your vehicle’s starter and battery.

This adds up to big savings for trucking companies and owner-operators. According to Shell, its Rotella T6 oil can improve fuel economy by saving trucks that cover 100,000 miles annually up to 260 gallons of diesel fuel per year.

And as an added benefit, Rotella T6 oil will help to keep your engine clean – even as the rest of your vehicle picks up salty slush and grime from the winter roads.

Why get your winter oil changed with Rhino?

In addition to carrying one of the best winter synthetic motor oils on the market and having professional, fully licensed technicians on staff, we offer a 20-point inspection of your truck to help you keep your vehicle running safely and well.

We are also proud to offer complete drive-thru service – allowing you to have your truck’s oil changed in approximately 60 minutes so that you can get back on the road again. This can be done while you are enjoying the comfort of your vehicle, or while you are taking advantage of the many amenities of our truck stop.

Visit Rhino Truck Lube Centre today.

If it is time for your truck’s next oil change, visit your nearest Rhino Truck Lube Centre for top-quality service and the best oil for winter.