How to save 5200 euros/vehicle/year for your commercial vehicle fleet

How to save 5200 euros/vehicle/year for your commercial vehicle fleet

According to Road Haulage Association, 30 % of the operating costs for a commercial vehicle are directed to fuel and the lubricants required to protect the engine. Given the pretty high percentage, the drivers should find solutions to make savings for the commercial vehicle fleet.

Mobil Delvac 1 LE 5W-30 has proven to be a very effective solution in terms of increasing commercial vehicle performances and reducing the costs associated with their maintenance.

Please find below a case study that proves the performance of completely synthetic lubricants for a people carrier in Romania.

Main objective – savings for the commercial vehicle fleet

The company owns a fleet of Mercedes Tourismo 17 RHD people carriers for which they used a diesel engine oil with a viscosity degree between 10W-40. In average, vehicles would roll for 400.000 km/year, and the average oil change interval/vehicle was at every 60.000 km.

The carrier wanted to obtain an extension of the oil change interval, an increase in fuel savings and, at the same time, a higher protection degree of the emission control system.

Thus, were set clear and measurable targets for this case study:

  • Increasing the possible fuel savings with 1%
  • Extending the oil change interval from 60.000 km to 80.000 km

Mobil Delvac 1 LE 5W-30 – the possibility of saving for a commercial vehicle fleet

In order to reach the two objectives (increasing of the oil change interval and improving fuel economy), and to offer additional protection to the bus engines owned by the company, the Star Lubricants experts have recommended using Mobil Delvac 1 LE 5W-30, a 100% synthetic lubricant.

The improved formulation of Mobil Delvac 1 LE 5W-30 available in Romania starting October 2013 through Star Lubricants was created especially to bring significant benefit regarding short term fuel economy for commercial vehicles.

Moreover, those who use this lubricant for commercial vehicle fleets also have additional advantages like:

  • Extension of engine lifespan
  • Decrease in oil consumption
  • Engine protection even in low temperature conditions

Fuel consumption for the people carrier was monitored with the help of GPS tracking for fleets, and the oil state was monitored with the Signum Analysis. The results obtained have exceeded the objectives initially set, which demonstrate the excellent performance of Mobil Delvac 1 LE 5W-30, a 100% synthetic lubricant.

The fuel saving that resulted after using this lubricant was 2.72%, compared to the objective set of 1% and the lubricant has maintained its characteristics for 80.000 km, not requiring an oil change in earlier than this. These results have brought the company an annual saving of 5207 euros/ vehicle.

The performances reached in the field tests of Mobil Delvac 1 LE 5W-30 prove the saving potential that these types of lubricants provide to the fleet of commercial vehicles.

In order for you to get the same results, click the image below and request a customized offer for Mobil Delvac lubricants for commercial vehicle fleets.

* These results are based on customer’s particular experience. The results may vary according to the type of vehicle used and the way it is maintained, the functioning conditions, the environment, as well as the previously used lubricant.