Which Motor Oil Do You Need?

Posted by John Presti on Jan 16, 2019 2:09:08 PM

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Because this is an issue we come across frequently, we thought it was worth revisiting.

If you buy motor oil, you probably get frustrated sometimes with all the specifications and constant updates to product info... "Do I need a CI-4 a CJ-4 -whats the difference anyways? I know I need 15w40, but why? What is that anyways? Why do I need GF5 now, what's wrong with GF4?"

API stands for American Petroleum Institute, a "national trade group representing all aspects of the oil and gas industries" according to their website .(As an aside their website www.api.org is a great resource for learning about current issues in energy and their impact). Anyway, API certifies that oils meet the requirements set forth by vehicle manufacturers through testing and sampling, etc.

You should ALWAYS DEMAND API Certified product!

The specific symbols and letters on API specs can be a little confusing, so I thought I'd link up a pretty good guide that gives an overview of what info you need to look for and what it means. You can get the guide online from the API here : "Which Oil is Right for You?"

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Topics: Lubricants, API Certification

DKB Becomes Northeast Distributor for Phillips 66/Kendall

Posted by Kelly Burke on May 21, 2018 3:07:27 PM

Dennis K Burke is proud to announce that we are now the Phillips 66/Kendall Lubricants distributor for the Northeast. Kendall has been on the forefront of advances in lubricant product technology since the early 1900's and we are excited to be able to offer their premium, cutting edge products to our customers.  

For more information about Phillips 66/Kendall Lubricants product offerings, please visit  https://www.kendallmotoroil.com/ or feel free to reach out to your Dennis K Burke representative for more information.

 

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Topics: Lubricants, Lube News, branded lubes, Kendall Lubricants, phillips 66

DKB becomes Castrol Distributor for New England

Posted by Kelly Burke on Sep 25, 2017 8:20:00 AM

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Dennis K Burke is excited to announce that we are now an official distributor of Castrol automotive & heavy duty lubricants throughout the states of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont! 

Castrol is a premium product line, and offers a range of advanced motor oils including synthetics, synthetic blends, high mileage, conventional, and diesel engine oils.  We are excited to add Castrol to our product mix!

For more information on Castrol & Castrol Lubricants, check out their website at www.castrol.com 

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Topics: Lubricants, HD Lubes, branded lubes, castrol

DKB becomes Petro-Canada distributor for the Northeastern U.S.

Posted by Kelly Burke on Sep 18, 2017 2:46:55 PM

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Dennis K Burke, Inc is pleased to announce that we are now a Petro-Canada distibutor for the Northeastern United States!

For over 30 years, Petro-Canada has developed and produced top quality lubricant products, and we are excited to join with them to deliver these options to our customers throughout the Northeastern U.S.

We will be offering the full suite of Petro-Canada products, from trailer loads of bulk lubricants to cases of grease tubes, so whatever your shop or fleet requires to keep running at optimum levels, we have it!

For more information on Petro-Canada products, check their website here: https://lubricants.petro-canada.com/en-US or contact us at lubeorders@burkeoil.com 

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Topics: Lube News, petrocanada

Charles George Companies' success with BioBlend Lubricants

Posted by Kelly Burke on Apr 16, 2015 2:29:43 PM

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Check out the feature article in "Waste Advantage Magazine" on BioBlend Lubricants, and a feature on Charles George Companies' success with BioBlend as a full stream waste management and recycling company. (We got a little mention too!)

You can read the article at the link below:  

Waste Advantage Magazine: Bio-based Lubricants: An Environmental Solution for Refuse Hauling

or you can read it online by clicking here.

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Topics: BioBlend, charles george, magazine

DKB & Renegade Race Fuels, Partnering Up to Fuel Your Victory!

Posted by Kelly Burke on Jan 9, 2015 12:36:00 PM

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We're excited to announce that we have partnered up as a Master Distributor for Renegade Racing Fuels for the Northeast!

Renegade produces high quality racing fuels and lubricants to power competitive racers for the win, from drag racing to supercross, to ATVs and power boats. 

Renegade is the fastest growing race fuel brand in the U.S., and we're very excited to work with them to provide an opportunity for customers in our area to have access to high quality, affordable competitive racing fuel. 

For more information on Renegade products, you can check out their website here: http://www.renegaderacefuel.com/ or if you want to speak to one of our sales reps about products and availability, feel free to contact us either via web form or calling us at 800-289-2875. 

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Topics: Team Burke Racing, renegade race fuels, renegade

ICYMI: API Licensed Fleetline DEF is here!

Posted by John Presti on Oct 20, 2014 8:30:00 AM

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In case you missed it - this July we received our first shipment of our FleetlineDEF cases! This is a fully API licensed product. The cases contain two 2.5g jugs each, and are an economical choice for an ultra high spec product, like the rest of our Fleetline offerings. 

For pricing and quantity options, or if you have any questions, feel free to contact us at lubesales@burkeoil.com 

 

 

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Topics: DEF, API, API Certification, Fleetline

DKB joins NESSARA

Posted by Kelly Burke on Jul 16, 2014 11:08:32 AM


We just got this in the mail - NESSARA, or the New England Service Station and Automotive Repair Association is a non profit group that works very hard on behalf of small, independent service stations, repair facilities, and similar companies in the industry to keep them informed of policy changes that can affect their business, and lobbies  against legislation that hurts small business' bottom lines. 

(You can read more about NESSARA here: http://nessara.org/index.php )

 

 

 

Nessara certificate for Dennis K. Burke Inc. Circa 2014

 

 

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Topics: Lubricants, Lube News, automotive, NESSARA

Dennis K Burke joins with PQIA to Support Lubricant Product Integrity

Posted by Kelly Burke on May 12, 2014 8:52:26 AM

We are proud to announce that we are now official supporters of the PQIA - the Petroleum Quality Institute of America. The Institute's focus is testing and ensuring that lubricants, transmission fluids, and motor oils available in the marketplace have been tested and verified to be of high quality.

PQIA issued a press release on our support, you can read that here: PQIA Dennis K Burke Press Release

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Topics: Lubricants, PQIA, lubricant quality testing

Oil Eater comes in Second Place in Waste Min's 2013 Industrial Degreaser Ratings

Posted by John Presti on Apr 2, 2014 10:00:00 AM

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The Waste Minimization forum (wastemin.com) recently published its "2013 Industrial Degreaser Ratings" report. They tested the top 15 general purpose degreasers/cleaners, then ranked their performance, reported their pricing, and any hazard warnings relevant to the products. You can read their entire infographic on the study here: http://www.wastemin.com/discuss/index.php?threads/industrial-degreaser-performance-ratings-how-the-top-15-degreasers-stack-up.6/#.UzsDeKhdVRY  - they had some interesting results that challenge some conventional wisdom on what makes a good cleaner/degreaser - definitely worth the read.

The number two finisher in their study was Oil Eater Cleaner and Degreaser (which we're proud to be a distributor of). Even better, they came in at half the cost of the first place finisher. Oil Eater is water based, non hazardous cleaner that can be used on anything from gettin grease stains out of laundry to truck washing, to brake parts cleaning. In the Waste Min study, Oil Eater also produced less rust than a traditional solvent based degreaser.  

If you want to learn more about Oil Eater you can visit their website at www.oileater.com or if you'd like try it out, we do have limited free samples available. Give us a call or fill out the contact form to the right for more info or to get a free sample while supplies last. 

 

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Topics: Oil Eater, Lube News