High quality lubricants are necessary to ensure the reliability of modern high-tech engines.
In order for motor vehicles to function correctly they require high quality oils and lubricants. Differently performing oils are required in different circumstances and climatic conditions.
There are minimum standards for oils that are given in the ACEA European Oil Sequences.
The ACEA European Oil Sequences 2016 define the minimum quality level of service-fill oils that ACEA members demand for using these oils in their vehicles.
Oil and lubricant producers can register and self-certify their products (see page 3 of the 2016 Oil Sequences document) in order to make claims that the oil(s) meet the ACEA requirements.
ACEA encourages oil suppliers to register their products on this page (see “ACEA Engine Oil Registration” link) so we can better trace which oil manufacturers and oil marketers are making ACEA claims and where those oils are being marketed.
ACEA does not certify oils, nor license, nor register, compliance certificates. Oil manufacturers are themselves responsible for carrying out all oil testing and evaluation according to recognised engine lubricant industry standards and practices. In particular the ACEA European Oil Sequences refer to many standard CEC tests.
Oil manufacturers are also responsible and liable for all claims made that their products meet the ACEA Oil Sequences."