How Car Motor Oil Works
Learn how Shell Helix engine oils work and their importance when maintaining a healthy car. See how easy it is to check your oil, and then explore our FAQ section for our expert help, including advice on car engine oil types.
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Shell Helix is one of the engine oils that engineers have in mind when they design their customers’ engines. We have put Shell’s extensive oil-development know-how into every aspect of the Shell Helix formula – from the base-oil technology through to additive selection and blending. So, no matter how stressful the driving conditions on the engine, Shell Helix will help to clean and protect.
The Shell Helix technical story goes back over seven decades. Today, a worldwide network of scientists develops and tests our lubricant technologies. An important element of this work is Shell’s technical partnership with Ferrari, which helps to keep us at the forefront of the race to develop the engine oils of the future.