New Castrol Magnatec DUALOCK said to provide 50 pct more protectionPOSTED BY Yamin Vong ON 24 July 2018
Castrol has launched a new engine lubricant, Castrol Magnatec DUALOCK to rejuvenate the venerable Magnatec brand.
“After 21 years, we’ve re-invented the Castrol Magnatec oil with a new additive package that provides 50 per cent more protection in congested city driving conditions,” said Keow Mei-Shan, Marketing Director for Castrol Malaysia and Singapore.
“We saw that our customers wanted more protection for their cars and the result is the Castrol Magnatec Dualock,” she said at the launch.
“Castrol MAGNATEC with ‘DUALOCKTM Technology’ has two different protective molecules tightly lock together and cling to the engine surface, forming a powerful protective layer that delivers a 50% reduction of warm-up and stop-start engine wear,” said Joshua Tan, Technical Services Manager.
“At Castrol, we have recognised that the increasing number of vehicles would lead to greater traffic congestion and contribute to the problem of engines experiencing more instances of stop-start wear. It took 10 years and more than 3 million kilometres of real-world driving to introduce a new generation of Castrol MAGNATEC. The re-invented Castrol MAGNATEC formulation with its revolutionary DUALOCKTM Technology is engineered specifically for such stressful driving conditions. We believe that this launch will further strengthen Castrol’s leadership position in Malaysia.”
The DUALOCKTM Technology is available in the full range of Castrol MAGNATEC products across various viscometrics, addressing the evolving needs of the Malaysian passenger car market and will be available at car workshops, retailers and about 400 Castrol Auto Service outlets throughout Malaysia. It is suitable for use in petrol, diesel and hybrid vehicles.
Over the last 10 years, the number of private registered cars have almost doubled to 13.3 million vehicles in Malaysia. A recent report estimates that people living in Kuala Lumpur spend an average of 53 minutes a day being stuck in traffic jams. That translates to spending almost two weeks a year stuck in congestion.
The average stop/start of a car can be as many as 18,000 times a year in normal standard driving practice. Traffic congestion creates additional pressure on the car engine as it can result in a third of its journey time idling. This puts up to 66% more load on critical engine parts compared to driving on the open road.