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Best Engine Oils In Nigeria: Top 10 2023

Engine oil is essential for any combustion engine, and in Nigeria, we use many of such engines. In particular, we use cars and generators a lot. You’ll agree that without engine oil, your car or generator won’t start.

However, not all engine oils in the market are good. Some will break down your car or generator engine, rather than help it operate optimally. Nevertheless, there are still many good options.

This Nigerian InfoBusstop post lists out the best engine oil brands in Nigeria. Check out them below:

1. Total Engine Oil

The Total brand is not a stranger in Nigeria; we all know it. And the brand produces one of the best engine oils in Nigeria — particularly Total Quartz.

Total Quartz engine oils come in different sizes and prices. You can use them for your cars and generators, rest assured that they will hold up.

One of the advantages of opting for Total engine oils is that they have long change intervals. In other words, you won’t need to frequently change the oil, which can help save cost.

2. Mobil Engine Oil

With Mobil engine oil, your car or generator engine will always sound new. It’s a renowned engine oil, fully synthetic, and perfect for any combustion engine.

You’ll find different types of Mobil engine oil in the market. Examples are the Mobil 1, Delvac, and Super Motor Oil. They are all dependable, but each has its best application.

For example, the Mobil Super Motor Oil is perfect if you want to protect your engine from sludge and wear.

3. Hardex Engine Oil

Considering the Hardex engine oil price in Nigeria, it’s hard to argue that it’s not one of the best in the country. Specifically, you can get a five litre Hardex engine oil for around N15,000, which is relatively affordable.

Away from the price, Hardex engine oils are also high-performance engine oils. Thanks to their special formulation, the engine oils can stop engine wear, corrosion, and rust.

Furthermore, they don’t run off easily and will work in almost any circumstance.

4. Castrol Engine Oil

Castrol engine oils promise to help extend engine life. And so far, the products have lived up to that as many users confirm.

Castrol engine oil brands include Castrol Edge, Castrol Magnatec, and Castrol GTX. So, if you see any of these in the market, know that they are all from one manufacturer.

The right brand to go for will depend on your car or generator. But it’s not difficult to decide on which when you look at the specifications from Castrol.

5. Yuko Engine Oil

Yuko synthetic engine oils among others. You may not be familiar with the brand but it deserves a spot on this list of best engine oils in Nigeria.

The reason Yuko isn’t relatively popular in Nigeria is because it’s not a local brand. The manufacturer is based in Ukraine, and the engine oils only began penetrating the Nigerian market in 2018.

You can rely on Yuko engine oils to keep your engines running smoothly as they follow European standards.

6. Oando Engine Oil

You won’t be a Nigerian if you don’t know the Oando brand. It’s perhaps the most popular brand on this list after Total, and Oando engine oils are common in the Nigerian market.

Oando engine oils come in varying sizes, including large and relatively very small containers. As a result, it’s easy to find one that matches your budget.

It’s worth noting that the brand has been in the business for over sixty five years. So, without question, you can count on the quality of Oando engine oils. 

7. Lubcon Engine Oil

Lubcon is a Nigerian engine oil brand whose products have proven to be among the best. The brand produces engine oils under different sub names, including Nano Adrenalin, Super Resurs, and Rugged.

Lubcon has been producing engine oils in Nigeria since 1991. As a matter of fact, it was the first indigenous oil and gas company to receive ISO certification in Nigeria. So, even if you’re not very familiar with the brand, know that it’s not new to the market. 

8. Caliber Engine Oil

Caliber engine oils usually come in gold containers, which makes it stand out from others in appearance. But a visually pleasing appearance is not all the brand has to offer.

Caliber engine oils are optimized for the most rigorous performance requirement. So, you can rely on them irrespective of the car you use. The engine oils will work with generators as well.

They will help improve fuel economy, which will save you money in the long run.

9. Nipon Engine Oil

At number 9, we have the Nipon engine oil. Nipon is a Japanese brand, but it’s popular in Nigeria and other African countries. Why? The reason is simple — it’s a quality engine oil.

In particular, Nipon engine oils are reliable for heavy-duty engines. Hence, you can use them if you drive high-end cars or use large generators. The oils contain a specialised additive which enables it to ensure optimal engine performance.

10. Prime Guard Engine Oil

Prime Guard Engine oil will work for tough conditions. The brand produces its engine oil using synthetic and conventional base oils, which is what any combustion engine needs.

Notably, with Prime Guard Engine oils, you get relatively better high and low temperature performances. In addition, the oil is compatible with many other synthetic oil brands.