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When Should I Top Up My Brake Fluid?

Article first published Tuesday 21st Jun 2016 09:00

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?

Article first published Tuesday 14th Jun 2016 10:30

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

Article first published Friday 10th Jun 2016 10:30

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

Article first published Tuesday 7th Jun 2016 10:30

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

Article first published Wednesday 4th May 2016 12:00

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

Article first published Wednesday 4th May 2016 12:00

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?

Article first published Wednesday 4th May 2016 12:00

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

Article first published Wednesday 30th Mar 2016 10:00

A New Look for the Maintenance Range

Article first published Wednesday 16th Mar 2016 10:30

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

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

Article first published Tuesday 16th Feb 2016 16:20

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

Article first published Tuesday 9th Feb 2016 15:45

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?

Article first published Tuesday 2nd Feb 2016 10:30

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?

Article first published Wednesday 13th Jan 2016 11:00

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.

PRODUCT FEATURE: Running In Oil

Article first published Monday 4th Jan 2016 11:30

In response to popular demand, Granville is pleased to announce a new edition to the growing lubricant range.

PRODUCT FEATURE: Nova Car Care Extending Car Wash Brush

Article first published Tuesday 17th Nov 2015 08:00

10 Ways Cold Weather Can Affect Your Car and How to Deal With Them

Article first published Friday 30th Oct 2015 12:00

The cold weather is harsh on your vehicle and, unfortunately, sticking on a hat, scarf and coat isn’t an option for it so it pays to be extra careful as the temperature drops because climate related trouble can strike quicker than you’d expect. There are plenty of ways that the cold weather can affect your vehicle so keep a sharp look out for any of the following and don’t get left out in the cold.

PRODUCT FEATURE: Hypalube PD 5W/40

Article first published Wednesday 21st Oct 2015 08:00

The folks at Granville have been busy again and are pleased to announce the release of the latest addition to their growing Hypalube range. Hypalube PD 5W/40 is formulated to meet the requirements of VW 505.01 for use in Pumpe Duse engines.

8 Autumn Car Care Fixes You Need To Know

Article first published Thursday 15th Oct 2015 12:00

October's marching on. Unbelievable isn't it? Suddenly the mornings are characterized by either a commute through thick fog or dazzling sun on wet roads, the leaves seem to have leapt off the trees and are single-mindedly set on blanketing the bonnets and roofs of our motors, and is it just me that's had to have the heating on first thing when starting the car in the morning?

8 Car Wash Tips You Need To Know

Article first published Tuesday 1st Sep 2015 08:00


Cleaning your car to perfection is a fine art, but you don't need to be a professional detailer to achieve that showroom shine. Here's some top tips which will help you improve your car wash routine with minimum effort and maximum results.

How To Look After Your Genuine Chamois Leather

Article first published Monday 17th Aug 2015 13:22

Chammy or Microfibre? It's a question which splits the room when it comes to drying off your vehicle. Many people reach for the microfibre cloth simply because Chamois Leathers seem like too much hassle and anyway they fall apart dead quickly right? Well, you might be surprised to know that if you look after your Chammy, you could get plenty of service out of it. In fact, plenty of people swear by the Chamois' durability and ability to absorb around six times its weight in water.

Antifreeze and Coolant 101

Article first published Sunday 2nd Aug 2015 10:00

Antifreeze and coolant. They cause quite a bit of confusion for motorists who aren't in the know. In fact it's one of the most frequently asked topics put to the Tech Team here at Granville HQ. And it's no wonder that it causes people to scratch their heads over it because they are essentially the same product - just with different functions.

Jargon Buster: Translating your Motor Oil Bottle

Article first published Tuesday 14th Jul 2015 02:00

Grab your average bottle of motor oil off the shelf in your local retailer and you're confronted with a whole lot of jargon, acronyms and random numbers which will probably mean very little to you unless you're in the know. And let's face it, your owner's manual isn't much more help either. Sure it might give you a list of numbers and letters that translate into an oil spec that's suitable for your vehicle, but wouldn't you like to know what it all really means?

What your Oil is Trying to Tell you About the Health of your Engine

Article first published Tuesday 14th Jul 2015 02:00

Healthy oil makes for a healthy engine but it's not always obvious when your engine is a little under the weather. Luckily, symptoms of some engine problems are often visible by the condition of the oil. Here is a rundown of the problems your engine may have if you discover these symptoms during your next oil check.

Grease Specifications Explained

Article first published Tuesday 7th Jul 2015 10:00

Just as it is important to make the right choice when it comes to motor oil, so too is this true when choosing the right grease fir the job and, just like motor oils, different formulations will have different properties based mainly on the type and viscosity of the base oil, and the type and concentration of thickening agent used in the manufacturing process.

6 Motoring Problems to Watch Out for this Summer

Article first published Thursday 2nd Jul 2015 10:00

The Great British Summer is upon us - and boy has it made an entrance! Inconsistent temperatures, a heat wave, spontaneous torrential downpours and, of course, puffy red eyes and stuffed up noses for the Hay Fever suffers.