The Original
Engine Oil

We’ve been keeping the world moving for over 150 years. Our first breakthrough in engine oil, was engine oil. And we didn’t stop there—from the world’s first racing oil to the world’s first high-mileage blend. There are those who change with the times, and those who drive them.

Don't Ask for Engine Oil.

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Synpower

Full Synthetic
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Engine Armour

Synthetic Technology
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All Fleet Plus

Heavy Duty Diesel
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Our History

Original Through & Through

Valvoline has been making engine oil since 1866. We've not only been making engine oil longer than anyone else, we've been improving it longer than anyone else.

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1866

Dr. John Ellis discovered the lubricating benefits of crude oil and founded the company that became Valvoline™.

1920

When the Model-T was mass-produced, Valvoline™ was the only one engine oil that Ford recommended.

1954

Valvoline™ introduces its all-climate engine oil, so people don't have to switch oils for each season.

1965

With America's obsession with the speed and power of muscle cars, Valvoline™ introduces an oil specifically designed for racing, now called VR1.

1996

Valvoline introduces DuraBlend, our first synthetic blend engine oil to withstand increasingly hotter engine temperatures.

2000

Valvoline™ introduces MaxLife™, the first high mileage engine oil, in response to the aging population of cars, helping restore lost horsepower in cars with over 100,000 kilometres

2019

Valvoline™ introduces the Easy Pour Bottle™.

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