To support the introduction of two-year ECOService-Flex intervals on the new Vauxhall Vectra, two new engine oils are available from the vehicle manufacturer to help owners maintain optimum performance and fuel economy.

Developed exclusively for the new saloon and hatchback range, the synthetic longlife oils make it possible to extend service intervals to 20,000 miles for petrol engines and 30,000 miles for diesels.

To retain the full benefits of extended service intervals, new Vectra engines must be refilled and topped up with the same original equipment quality oil – 0W-30 Longlife Super Synthetic Oil for petrol engines and 5W-40 Longlife Fully Synthetic Oil for diesel versions. New Vectra engines are filled with these oils at the factory.

Both are available in one litre and five litre packs from Vauxhall dealers throughout the UK. If topping up becomes necessary while touring abroad on summer holidays, these oils can also be bought from Opel dealers across Europe.

As well as keeping the latest generation of Vectra engines in peak condition, the new oils are designed to reduce evaporation and emissions and lead to longer service life.

Owners of new Vectra models are advised never to use a conventional 15W-40 mineral-based engine oil as it could cause damage to the engine.

As service intervals continue to lengthen, it has never been more important to use the correct quality engine oil, check the level regularly and follow the manufacturer’s recommended service schedule for your particular car.

Published : 08/08/02 Author : Melanie Carter

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