MANUAL Published: 01 November 2012

Automotive Lubricants


A lubricant has to perform many functions to effectively lubricate the various parts of a vehicle. These functions include

• Reduction of friction and wear,

• Removal of heat,

• Removal of contaminants,

• Protection of surfaces from corrosion,

• Cleaning of surfaces, and

• Neutralization of acids formed during combustion.

Author Information

Mackney, Derek
Lubrizol Limited, UK
Clague, Nick
Lubrizol Limited, UK
Brown, Gareth
Lubrizol Limited, UK
Fish, Gareth
The Lubrizol Corporation, Wickliffe, Ohio, US
Durham, John
Lubrizol Limited, UK
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Developed by Committee: D02
Pages: 23–46
DOI: 10.1520/MNL6220121208102
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-7038-4
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-7036-0