Red Line Synthetic Oil Base Stock Tech:
We are often asked why Red Line is priced higher than most oils. As you may already know not oils are the same, to which you may respond ‘yes I know the difference between a synthetic and a mineral oil’. However, it goes deeper than this because believe it or not, not all synthetics are the same.
The first thing you need to understand is what the base stocks are. The base stocks are the essential starting ingredient and fundamentally make up the oil before all the additives are added. If you take away the additives every oil can be categorised into 5 groups. The first three groups are refined from petroleum crude oil. Group IV and V go through a more extensive manufacturing process and use different chemicals, which is why they would be classed as a ‘fully synthetic’.
We've compiled a summary of each base stock to help you understand the market and see the benefits of a good quality oil.