Every cent counts when it comes to running a fleet. Between permits, tolls, insurance and other costs, fleet managers’ profit margins can be razor-thin — sometimes to the point where the future can seem uncertain.
Managing expenses is more important than ever in today’s competitive trucking industry. To cut costs, many fleet owners are optimizing how they drive their trucks, but few remember to also optimize how they maintain their trucks.
With tight budgets, many operators don’t have the resources for a time-consuming overhaul to their maintenance program. But mile after mile, even small changes to your maintenance routine can make a big impact on your equipment’s performance.
A high-quality, full-synthetic diesel engine oil like CENEX® MAXTRON® ENVIRO-EDGE® can boost an entire engine’s efficiency. Here’s how Maxtron Enviro-EDGE pulls double-duty to help lower the cost of every mile and support your bottom line.
Full-synthetic oil can help increase the efficiency of your engine
An engine’s efficiency isn’t decided solely by your fuel. Equipment operates as a system, and peak performance depends on many parts working closely together. A lubricant is a prime example of this, as it can have a surprising influence on how efficiently your engine burns fuel.
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The fuel combustion process can generate immense friction within an engine. When this happens, an engine has to work overtime with each cycle — eating up extra fuel as a result. And with typical fleet vehicles running above 1,500 RPM, the effect can compound quickly. Synthetic lubricants are built to decrease the resistance between moving engine parts and therefore reduce the amount of friction, therefore increasing efficiency and thus fuel economy.
A full-synthetic lubricant like Maxtron Enviro-EDGE is your engine’s best defense against excessive friction because the base oil at its foundation is so finely distilled that its molecules become uniform. This stabilizes the fluid against the intense heat and pressure of the combustion process, reducing friction by cooling key components and keeping them protected.
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A balanced additive packaged plays an important role
Your engine is only as efficient as it is clean. Impurities can wear on moving parts and even lead to expensive repairs. To support equipment efficiency and reduce the potential for downtime, Maxtron Enviro-EDGE contains balanced additive technologies to keep engines running clean.
Detergents: Every time you run your equipment, natural acids form as a byproduct of combustion. If left untended, these acids can result in the corrosion of key components. Thanks to powerful detergent additives, Maxtron Enviro-EDGE neutralizes these harmful acids before they cause costly problems.
Dispersants: Another threat to your equipment is excessive soot. To protect against it, dispersants suspend soot within the oil itself, keeping it away from key engine components. Together with detergents, Maxtron Enviro-EDGE’s dispersants keep engines clean so they can run at peak performance.
When it comes to reducing maintenance costs, the moral of the story is to work smarter, not harder — be smarter with your lubricants and prevent maintenance from being harder on your wallet. CALCULATE HOW MUCH YOU COULD SAVE with Cenex Maxtron Enviro-EDGE.
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