Drive further when you use Caltex with Techron®

CarBuyer Team
11:33 June 1,2023
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Caltex with Techron® contains their Clean and Glide Technology™ which protects and cleans your engine, giving your car maximised power and improved fuel economy!


Maintaining your car’s engine goes beyond regular visits to the workshop. What you put into the engine can also allow it to run cleaner, more efficiently, and more economically. We’re talking about fuel! 

Using a good quality fuel, like Caltex with Techron®, can yield the positive result of a more responsive car that can also go further with every full tank. How does this all work?

Every car’s internal combustion engine will gradually accumulate carbon deposits and dirt over time due to petrol ignition. Like every other gradual process, these deposits build up on the fuel injectors, intake valves and piston heads over time; eventually sapping the car’s power output, reducing responsiveness, and lowering fuel economy. However, cleaning an engine’s internals manually is rarely done, as it involves taking apart the whole engine; a costly and laborious process that takes a lot of time in the workshop. 

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Using Caltex with Techron® regularly restores an engine’s performance. Proprietary additives blended into Caltex fuels not only remove, but also prevents the formation of deposits on the engine’s critical parts. The result is an engine that can keep functioning at optimal efficiency and deliver better mileage.

The Clean & Glide Technology™ in Techron is designed to coat and protect metal surfaces that are exposed to the high operating temperatures within a car engine. This helps to reduce friction and wear, protecting your engine and enhancing reliability.

Techron®'s formulation is special because it contains polyetheramines, which have been scientifically proven to keep vital engine parts clean and prevent accumulation of grimy deposits. The Techron® formula is an innovative formulation that is the result of decades of rigorous research and development. At the Chevron Richmond Technology Center in the USA, Caltex’s team of chemists and engineers continue to check and optimize Techron®’s effectiveness in all kinds of modern engine and vehicle conditions, to ensure that it still works effectively under any condition and in any car.

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Proven result through Borescope Test

While independent testing has shown Techron® with Clean & Glide Technology™ can effectively reduce wear by up to 38 percent and friction by up to 41 percent compared to the previous formulation, it is not just about the numbers.

A selected group of drivers in Singapore volunteered to put their cars through Caltex’s borescope test, where the internals of their car engines were checked with a borescope before and after refuelling for approximately two weeks with Caltex with Techron®. These drivers went about with their usual routine during this time and as you will see below, some drivers experienced some positive changes while using Caltex with Techron®.

Caltex Singapore service station borescope

Here are some examples of Caltex with Techron®, put through a Borescope test. Through the use of a Borescope, an optical instrument, we can inspect deep into the engine’s core through its narrow and difficult-to-reach cavities. This allows us to visually inspect how clean (or dirty) the engine is.

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Kimberly (one of the drivers who volunteered her car for the borescope test) drives her MPV, a 15 year-old car with a lot of mileage under its belt after being used to ferry her two children around and also in her work as a real-estate agent. In the initial borescope assessment, it was uncovered that the 2.0-litre, four cylinder engine contained a build up of carbon deposits on the intake valves which actually led to a lower fuel efficiency and slower power response.

Committed to improving her vehicle performance, Kimberly decided to give Caltex with Techron® a try. For 14 days, she fueled up only using Caltex with Techron® and returned to the service station for a follow up borescope test.
Watch Kimberly's Caltex with Techron® experience here!

Before the engine internals were checked again, Kimberly reflected that she did experience a significant change while driving. When going to town to fetch her daughter, she usually has to stop at a lot of traffic lights, but remarked that her car felt a lot smoother when accelerating from junctions. Additionally, she commented that she managed to get more mileage out of her car. She shared that previously, she had to refuel once a week, but with a full tank of Caltex with Techron®, she managed to go an extra two days before refuelling!

Caltex Singapore service station borescope

The second borescope inspection revealed a cleaner engine as the Techron® additives detached the carbon deposits clinging to the internal components and pushed them out along with the exhaust gas. The end result?  A car that is smoother to drive and capable of delivering better fuel economy than expected!

Caltex Singapore service station borescope

Another driver, Jean, reported a similar experience with her Kia Cerato K3. Being a lifelong user of Caltex with Techron®, the evidence was clear when her car was put through the borescope test which revealed a set of spotless intake valves in her car’s engine.
See Jean's Caltex with Techron® experience here!

Besides scheduled servicing intervals, fuelling your car with quality fuel designed to help your engine maintain its cleanliness is possibly the easiest and one of the most effective ways to keep it operating at optimum levels. The additional mileage that you can get out of a clean engine not only means financial savings in the long term, but also time saved. Fewer visits to fuel up at a petrol station translate to more time saved to focus on the bigger things in life. 

Learn how Caltex with Techron® helps you maintain a clean engine, give better engine mileage, and lets you enjoy the journey by clicking here to find out more!

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