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Auto Drive 5W-30 Fully Synthetic Oil £7.50 instore @ Asda (Shaw)
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Auto Drive 5W-30 Fully Synthetic Oil £7.50 instore @ Asda (Shaw)

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Just spotted in Asda(Shaw) 5 litre packs of Auto Drive 5/30 fully synthetic engine oil.
RTC £7.50...(£20 on website)
I know some of you won't touch cheap/unbranded oil, but...
They also had some VAG spec oil...(please do your research -there is a text number on these containers to check if it's correct for your car, kinda making it easier.

3262393.jpgThis is £9.50...(£27 on website)
No idea IF changing branding?? OR just this branch(over stocked??) or a few branches or national(where stocked)
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Meant to add, there was more of the purple bottle(dearer) oil on shelf.
In the branch I saw this, these oils were NOT near motoring section, they were on the end of a random aisle with a few other random reductions..
Maybe this is how they would be in other Asda stores??
Only popped in for the 2 pairs of basic jeans for £10....hmmm is that deal on here???😋
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RobHadiHadfield13/07/2019 22:27

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I think you might want to watch this:
youtube.com/wat…YUc

1st, I highly recommend a Fully Syn oil of the correct spec over a semi or mineral, there's plenty of info around to say that they are better even if you're manual says to use semi or mineral.
2nd, I probably wouldn't use this on something worth a lot, but on a cheap run around, this is ideal, and I have used this on my 2004 Lupo which cost me £250 3 years ago, and it's still going strong with no issues, and flown through MOT's.
3rd and most important, doing 2 or 3 oil changes a year with this is far better for your engine that doing one oil change with oil that cost 4 times as much.
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Guess if it meets the specified grade then it is as good as any other branded oil....
Edited by: "SOUTHWALES" 13th Jul
RobHadiHadfield13/07/2019 21:19

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How's warranty going to be affected? Basically you have to have dealer servicing to keep warranty (I know there's ways round it) if it meets specs I wouldn't be too worried, it's asda and it wasn't this price initially!
RobHadiHadfield13/07/2019 22:27

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I think you might want to watch this:
youtube.com/wat…YUc

1st, I highly recommend a Fully Syn oil of the correct spec over a semi or mineral, there's plenty of info around to say that they are better even if you're manual says to use semi or mineral.
2nd, I probably wouldn't use this on something worth a lot, but on a cheap run around, this is ideal, and I have used this on my 2004 Lupo which cost me £250 3 years ago, and it's still going strong with no issues, and flown through MOT's.
3rd and most important, doing 2 or 3 oil changes a year with this is far better for your engine that doing one oil change with oil that cost 4 times as much.
RobHadiHadfield13/07/2019 21:19

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Manufacturers also spend big bucks and have there own standards that most these oils claim to meet or surpass. Unless they're lying then they should be perfectly fine providing they do meet the minimum standard. I doubt they'd lie. If they meet the minimum standard then it most certainly wouldn't void your warranty at all. Stop spouting nonsense.

Sure more premium graded oil may perform better and have better lubrication properties etc.. etc.. but it'll not be that much better in reality.

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RobHadiHadfield13/07/2019 22:27

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OK, as I implied you can get serviced elsewhere. But, how is it easy to tell when a 'poor grade oil' has been used. If it meets your specs it's not poor grade, it's appropriate. As I said earlier this oil is highly reduced in price, it just doesn't have the brand name on it. If I could find c2 grade I would buy it.
The branding looks like non-bio or Bio washing liquid
My mechanic goes mad with me when I buy Asda oil, but I've been drinking it for years and I'm alright.......hic...
RobHadiHadfield14/07/2019 07:34

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As it seems to be thought generally that this is made/supplied by comma I see no problems. If it matches your spec on the can then it should meet your needs. I don't trust everything I see, but I see no problems with this. I would have bought, but they did not have one that met my specs. Anyway if you don't trust it don't use it!
Personally I wouldn’t put this in my car, but I’m old school ex trade. At the end of the day if your car needs oil, this’s is better than low /no oil or just to keep for top ups.
.MUFC.14/07/2019 09:51

So they're lying then? They're suggesting they meet the minimum specs.


Only when new!
Besford14/07/2019 10:17

Only when new!


Yes, time moves on as technology progresses. I'm sure some supposed premium branded oil will perform better than others. Although if you watch that video another member posted and you'll see that amazon basics oil actually performed better than Mobil 1 in most tests etc.

Myself, I generally use Shell when it's on offer or Castrol Edge etc. Any difference, I'm not so sure. I change my oil every 5k.
RobHadiHadfield14/07/2019 10:06

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It meets manufacturers minimum spec. Please educate yourself if you're going to throw "facts" around. Unless of course they're lying. Which is extremely unlikely.
RobHadiHadfield14/07/2019 10:32

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They're labelled and each manufacturer have there own standards that they meet to gain certification. unless they're incorrectly certified then that's another matter.
RobHadiHadfield13/07/2019 21:19

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They also spend big bucks on advertising - thats why their oil is so expensive. Can't see that Asda/AutoDrive will have their own oil refineries producing this oil - it will no doubt be made in one of the big name refineries and then sold as branded by Asda.
As far as warranties go - I run 4 cars the youngest is 7 years old and the eldest 14 so I'm afraid warranties are history.
RobHadiHadfield14/07/2019 10:06

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Meets Manufacturers specs or they cant say it does and if it meets those specs its perfectly fine to use.
I KNEW this would cause controversy, nice video find TWD..
I am NOT getting involved...
I AM very much smiling like a Cheshire cat mind...
Edited by: "renoman" 14th Jul
renoman14/07/2019 11:31

I KNEW this would cause controversy, nice video find TWD..


True!
The guy who does the video.. project farm... Does lots of comparison tests. Obvs American centred but some relevant to UK, glues etc.
Edited by: "compadre" 14th Jul
Better than supermarkets own. Heat.
This is made by Tetrosyl (Carlube Triple R) one of the largest European blenders to various specific ECEA and vehicle manufacture specs..
The people who are saying it is no good because the label says ASDA are incorrect.
The cheapest I have every seen this oil is £1.50 to £1.90 depending on which one in Truro ASDA.
The interesting thing about these two prices is they were showing as "Was £7.50 or £9.50" which are the OP's bargain price (not the actual original price of £27
At £1.50 and £1.90, both 20% of OP's displayed price which is already super-cheap. Maybe this is the formula they use for price reducations and if no-one buys them the price will go down even more.
It is almost
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Edited by: "snapdragon" 14th Jul
Main dealers use cheap oil.
Re Snapdragons find wow!!
Label is different to one I photo'd...last night.
Wonder IF labelling design is related to price reduction...??
renoman14/07/2019 16:43

Re Snapdragons find wow!!Label is different to one I photo'd...last …Re Snapdragons find wow!!Label is different to one I photo'd...last night.Wonder IF labelling design is related to price reduction...??


This was last summer. I bought loads and still have a few left. Funnily, my photo is the previous design label but there was a mixture of both on the shelf. I wondered if they were only supposed to reduce the old labelled bottles before reverting the price and putting the new ones out? Either way. I suspect the staff had dibs on it as when I filled my trolley with it all these young lads who worked there were telling one another and looking disappointed, even though I only took half of what was available.
snapdragon14/07/2019 16:27

This is made by Tetrosyl (Carlube Triple R) one of the largest European …This is made by Tetrosyl (Carlube Triple R) one of the largest European blenders to various specific ECEA and vehicle manufacture specs..The people who are saying it is no good because the label says ASDA are incorrect.The cheapest I have every seen this oil is £1.50 to £1.90 depending on which one in Truro ASDA.The interesting thing about these two prices is they were showing as "Was £7.50 or £9.50" which are the OP's bargain price (not the actual original price of £27At £1.50 and £1.90, both 20% of OP's displayed price which is already super-cheap. Maybe this is the formula they use for price reducations and if no-one buys them the price will go down even more.It is almost[Image]


Thanks for the information - I wouldn't hesitate to use it - too many are sucked into the big name hypes. If it comes up to the standards required by vehicle manufacturers, which in most cases are pretty basic , it should be ok. As already said better to put this in at regular intervals than the so called long life oils that are sometimes run for years at a time, before changing.
Update Monday, just seen the purple £9.50 in ANOTHER store, did get it price checked in case it was £1.50...or something, but, IS £9.50, (the 2 litre is still £19...go figure!)
All normal prices in Galashiels
TWD13/07/2019 23:16

...3rd and most important, doing 2 or 3 oil changes a year with this is …...3rd and most important, doing 2 or 3 oil changes a year with this is far better for your engine that doing one oil change with oil that cost 4 times as much.


This is what I've always said. After 6 months even fancy pants oil is swimming with contaminants and crud. It's much better for your engine to use cheaper oil that still meets specifications and to change it more regularly than it is to use expensive branded oil and leave it in place for the full 12 months.
compadre13/07/2019 22:22

How's warranty going to be affected? Basically you have to have dealer …How's warranty going to be affected? Basically you have to have dealer servicing to keep warranty (I know there's ways round it) if it meets specs I wouldn't be too worried, it's asda and it wasn't this price initially!


You DONT have to have a dealer service to keep up a warranty. Laws changed years back to say that any MOT capable garage can do it.
compadre13/07/2019 23:37

OK, as I implied you can get serviced elsewhere. But, how is it easy to …OK, as I implied you can get serviced elsewhere. But, how is it easy to tell when a 'poor grade oil' has been used. If it meets your specs it's not poor grade, it's appropriate. As I said earlier this oil is highly reduced in price, it just doesn't have the brand name on it. If I could find c2 grade I would buy it.


All oils have to go through the same testing and conform to the same standards. The only differences in oils is the additives.
If you look on the bottle there will be an ACEA reference that says it has met that standard. The reason that some oils cost more is because of the marketing and branding. No more.
GBOBM24/07/2019 16:40

You DONT have to have a dealer service to keep up a warranty. Laws …You DONT have to have a dealer service to keep up a warranty. Laws changed years back to say that any MOT capable garage can do it.



GBOBM24/07/2019 16:43

All oils have to go through the same testing and conform to the same …All oils have to go through the same testing and conform to the same standards. The only differences in oils is the additives.If you look on the bottle there will be an ACEA reference that says it has met that standard. The reason that some oils cost more is because of the marketing and branding. No more.


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