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Veedol at the N├╝rburgring

The legendary Nürburgring, in the town of Nürburg Germany is one of the longest, most tradition-steeped, challenging and busiest race tracks in the world. The Formula 1 pilot Sir John Young Jackie Stewart – after all a three-time world champion in 1969, 1971 and 1973 – was so impressed by the circuit that he gave it the name which it will probably never lose: Green Hell (Grüne Hölle).

Feature: Veedol Sintron C4

Recommended for modern generation petrol & diesel cars requiring ACEA C4 engine oil. Advanced formulation enhances fuel efficiency. Helps achieve optimum performance. High level of engine cleanliness. Low SAPS oil ensures longer life of exhaust treatment devices like DPF, TWC, GPF, EGR and SCR.

Feature: Veedol Sintron C3

A perfect blend of synthetic base oils and modern hi-tech additive system, helps achieve optimum performance and ensures outstanding engine protection against wear even at extreme temperatures/under severe duty conditions. Low SAPS technology ensures longer life of exhaust treatment devices like DPF, TWC, GPF, EGR and SCR.

VEEDOL: An OEM Approved Range

The facilities that produce approved lubricants must meet stringent requirements and products holding approvals have undergone extensive manufacturer testing and analysis to ensure that they are 100% compatible with the requirements of the engines they are matched to.

The History Of Veedol

Bearing a rich heritage, Veedol is world renowned for its exceptional quality lubricants. Since being chosen for the world’s first mass produced car, the Model T Ford, to the Columbia Space Shuttle, the Veedol brand has grown to be one of the most eminent oil manufacturers in the world and remains the professional's choice. Throughout this time the brand has progressed to being chosen by major OEM manufacturers due to the outstanding quality Veedol offers.

A Winter Essential: Granville Sub Zero Universal Antifreeze

An essential item you’ll require in the harsh conditions for your car this winter is definitely antifreeze, and now here at Granville we’re stocking a universal range; suitable for ALL makes and models. Here’s all you need to know:

Veedol has a New Home!

Granville are pleased to announce that they are the new home of Veedol products and will be distributing them across the UK. Available in 5 litre and 1 litre bottles, the new range of engine oils are OEM Approved and have been repackaged with a stunning new look. 

Help! My Engine's Overheated!

We are finally starting to see something of summer but we’re not the only ones who can get hot under the collar. Your vehicle may start to feel the heat too and an overheating engine is bad news in any kind of weather. A lot of people will panic if they start to see the critical signs of overheating especially if you can see steam pouring out from under your bonnet and a steep climb on your temperature gauge but try and keep a cool head and follow these 6 pieces of advice if you find your engine just can’t take the heat.

Here's When You REALLY Need to Change Your Oil

There are so many conflicting opinions on when you should be changing your motor oil but there is a very simple answer and that is…

Is Synthetic Oil the best thing for my car?

The most important thing to remember about engine oil is that you should always use the oil recommended for your vehicle. If your user manual specifies synthetic oil then this is what you must use. However in some cases it is possible that either a mineral oil or a synthetic oil is suitable for your engine.  If your engine is has no specific recommendation in terms of the base content of the motor oil then you would need to decide based on other factors.

8 Classic Cartoon Cars We All Wanted to Drive As Kids

I grew up on a healthy diet of Saturday morning cartoons. I spent hours curled up on the sofa in my Spiderman pjs munching on sugary cereal staring at the screen as I kicked butt with anthropomorphic sea life; solved crime with men in lycra wearing their underpants on the outside; and foiled the nefarious schemes of Old Man Jenkins the janitor right from the comfort of my improvised pillow fort.

Can I Use Tap Water Instead of Antifreeze in My Cooling System?

Technically speaking yes you can use plain water in your cooling system but it isn’t recommended as a long term solution and certainly not in extreme weather conditions.

When Should I Top Up My Brake Fluid?

Checking your Brake Fluid is a step which can be easily missed from your routine fluid inspection but it is certainly worth checking up on regularly as with all the fluids in your vehicle because it is vital to ensuring that your brakes work and work well when you need them to.

Why Does My Air Conditioning Unit Smell Bad?

Heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems (HVAC) are susceptible to all sorts of problems which could be causing it to blow foul smelling air into your vehicle.

On the Road Again at Automechanika Birmingham

Granville have been out and about once again, this time heading to Automechanika Birmingham for three days at the NEC.

How To Tell If Your Antifreeze Needs Changing

Before you set about checking the health of your antifreeze it is important to bare in mind that different vehicles will have different expected lifespans on any fluid that goes into the vehicle. Your user manual should give you a guide as to when you can expect to need to change your antifreeze but it is a good idea to check up on the health of the fluid when you check if it needs a top-up, something you should be inspecting every three months or so.

Granville and Tide Water India Shake Hands On Acquisition

Tide Water Oil Co. (India) Ltd., a leading player in the Indian Lubricant Industry since 1921, announced today that it has acquired 100% of the shares of Price Thomas Holdings Limited (PTHL). PTHL owns the entire issued ordinary share capital in Granville Oil & Chemicals Limited whose registered office is at Unit No. 29, Goldthorpe Industrial Estate, Goldthorpe, Rotherham S63 9BL, UK.

The New FS Range: The Next Generation

At Granville we are determined to set the Gold Standard when it comes to motor oil and now we are pleased to reveal our new look Engine Specific range to reflect that.

Is There Such a Thing as Normal Oil Consumption?

Firstly it should be mentioned is that if you find your oil levels are depleting then it is either down to oil consumption or an oil leak.

Jargon Buster: Translating your Gear Oil Bottle

A New Look for the Maintenance Range

Granville are pleased to announce that the new look Maintenance Range is now available.

What's the Difference Between Gear Oil and Transmission Fluid?

The most obvious answer to this question is that gear oil is generally intended for use in manual gear boxes and transmission fluid is for automatic transmissions. However, as is always the case with automotive lubricants, there are exceptions to this rule. In order to fully understand what the differences are between the fluids, we first have to take a look at the key differences between gearboxes and transmissions.

Motor Oil 101: The Importance Of Making The Right Choice

Oil is the bread and butter of what we do at Granville. We love the stuff and we love making sure that when you pick up your oil off the shelf you know you are making the right choice for your vehicle.And you know we go on and on about why its important for you to make sure you have the right oil for the job but please, humor me once more as I take you through everything you need to know about engine oil.

Is Commercial Screenwash Better Than Water and Home-Brewed Alternatives?

The short answer? Yes. Absolutely. It can be tempting to settle for plain water in your windscreen washer system or to attempt to make your own with household detergent or alcohol but whilst you will make cost savings in the short term and its effects are kinder to the environment, the risks involved to your vehicle in the long term just aren't worth the short term savings. Here are the top reasons you should be sticking the screenwash in your system:

How Healthy Is Your Transmission Fluid?

Ask the average motorist and it’s likely they will know how and where to check their oil and coolant level but ask about transmission fluid and they might not be so savvy.