Dr. John Ellis discovered the lubricating benefits of crude oil and founded the company that became Valvoline™.
Model-T was mass-produced, Valvoline™ was the only motor oil that Ford recommended.
Valvoline™ develops a single grade oil, called X-18, that eliminates the need for 18 other specific car lubricants.
Valvoline™ introduces its all-climate motor oil, so people don't have to switch oils for each season.
With America's obsession with the speed and power of muscle cars, Valvoline™ introduces an oil specifically designed for racing, now called VR1.
Valvoline introduces DuraBlend, our first synthetic blend motor oil to withstand increasingly hotter engine temperatures.
Valvoline™ introduces MaxLife™, the first high mileage motor oil, in response to the aging population of cars, helping restore lost horsepower in cars with over 75,000 miles.
Valvoline™ launches the new Pro-V™ Racing line of oils and lubricants. This new formula utilizes the same technology and professional expertise behind our professional race teams.
Valvoline™ introduces the 5 quart Easy Pour Bottle™, offering DIYers a cleaner, smoother and easier oil change.
Easy Pour Bottle™ is voted Product of the Year in a Consumer Survey of Product Innovation (Winner, Car Care Category, Survey of 40,000 people by Kanter TNS).
Valvoline™ launches Modern Engine Full Synthetic, the first motor oil specifically designed to fight carbon build-up in engines 2012 or newer.
Valvoline™ becomes the 1st major brand to introduce LSPI protection across their entire motor oil portfolio.
Valvoline™ launches a new formula that surpasses every industry standard and is proven to maximize engine life.