5 Dec 19

Mexico seeks new engine oil standards

The engine oil used in your fleet cars in Mexico may soon be against the law considering that the federal government is preparing to publish new engine oil standards that would mirror those in the United States.

The publication of the NOM-116-SCFI-2018 standards, which was originally planned for the first quarter of 2019, is now slated to occur by the end of the year, US-based news service Lubes N Greases reported.

Once published, industry representatives can make observations and submit comments for a period of 180 days. Comments will then be evaluated, and standards will officially become law. Currently, only about 60% of passenger cars in Mexico use oils that meet the American Petroleum institute’s specifications.

Authored by: Daniel Bland