From heavy traffic to parking woes, there are various things that eat away at your fuel reserves. Which is why we created PETRONAS PRIMAX. It’s specially advanced additive technology including a friction modifier to reduce internal friction between the cylinder and piston rings.
As a result, better fuel economy is achieved, giving you more kilometers for every litre of fuel used.
PETRONAS PRIMAX also contains synthetic detergent that cleans up and prevents the build-up of dirt deposits in the engine. This means it restores and maintains the engine at its optimum efficiency and giving even an old ride a new lease on life.
Now you can start using less fuel, and start enjoying more with each drive. What would you #Like2SaveFor?
How can we help you travel smarter?
With some family support
The PETRONAS SYNTIUM family of fuel economy grade engine oils includes semi-synthetic 10W-30, 5W-30 and fully-synthetic 0W-40, 0W-30 lubricants, for optimum lubrication whatever your car and engine type. Ask about SYNTIUM at your next fuel stop.
By putting service first
PETRONAS has a whole range of products for servicing your ride well including gear oil for manual and automatic vehicles, long-life radiator coolant, and brake and clutch fluids.
By giving you enough air
Be sure your tyres are well-inflated with air pumps and other conveniences art over 1,000 PETRONAS stations nationwide.
By fuelling drivers as well as cars
Our 700 Kedai Mesra stores have a wide variety of snacks and beverages to keep you refreshed.
With a clearer view
Get your hands on PETRONAS Durance glass cleaner for a sparkling-clean windshield and a better view of the road.
With a much-needed break
Relieve the monotony of long journeys and the growling bellies that follow with over 70 quick-service restaurants from 17 brands and franchises at PETRONAS stations.
With a more economical fuel
From heavy traffic to parking woes, there are various things that eat away at your fuel reserves. Which is why we created PETRONAS PRIMAX. Inspired by Formula 1TM technology, its special advanced additive technology includes a friction modifier to reduce internal friction between the cylinder and piston rings.
It also produces a finer spray that covers a wider area without using more fuel, resulting in super-efficient usage as well as smooth acceleration. The result? You get more kilometres for every litre of fuel used.
PETRONAS PRIMAX also contains synthetic detergent that cleans up and prevents the build-up of dirt deposits in the engine. This means it restores and maintains the engine at its optimum efficiency giving even an old ride a new lease on life.
Now you can start using less fuel, and start enjoying more with each drive. What would you #Like2SaveFor?
More than fuel. Beyond the basics. That little extra. It’s what you get with PETRONAS where a full tank is really just the beginning. Whatever you #Like2SaveFor, we got you (mostly) covered.
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The ultra-convenient payment card for fleet drivers and chauffeurs. Use it for purchase of fuel, lubricants, auto-service and more at any PETRONAS station. It’s an easy way to track and manage logistics and expenses.
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A credit card with Platinum perks that earns you extra TreatsPoints to redeem free fuel at PETRONAS.
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Daily petrol rebates:
- 5% rebate on 1st of every month
- 2% rebate on other days
Perks at every turn:
- Starbucks discounts & rebates
- Weekend rebates at hypermarkets
- Complimentary MPH book vouchers
- Petrol rebates are applicable for petrol purchases at PETRONAS stations only.
- The rebate is capped to a maximum spending of RM2,500 at any PETRONAS Service Station or rebate of RM50 per card per monthly statement.
Which of these 11 fuel-saving myths are true?
More miles for less money is music to the ears. Having said that, many fuel-efficiency tricks that may have worked years ago for older models have outlived their heyday. Which is why our two experts bring you an updated look at the myths and truths of saving fuel.
Refuelling your car in the morning will get you more fuel than in the afternoon
A common tip is to fuel up when the air is cool, rather than in the heat of the day. The theory is that the cooler fuel will be denser meaning you get more for your money. But most stations store the fuel underground, so its temperature changes very little, if at all, during a 24-hour stretch. Any extra petrol you get is negligible. BUSTED
Using premium fuel (a grade higher) will make your car perform better
Virtually all post-1996 car models have knock sensors. If the octane rating is too low, the computer will roll back the ignition timing a few degrees to compensate. This will reduce peak engine power, and also increase fuel consumption. So, in some sense, this is not all myth.
Older cars built before the advent of knock sensors may even sustain engine damage with a lesser grade. As a general rule, always use the type of fuel recommended for your ride. POSSIBLE
A nearly-full tank prevents fuel evaporation
The theory that a tank more full than empty will prevent fuel from evaporating inside the tank is off-base. Cars of yesteryear may have allowed gas vapours to escape into the air, but fuel systems in modern vehicles (manufactured in and after 2000) are designed with vapour recovery systems. Some vehicles with pressurised fuel systems even display a check engine light if the gas cap is loose, missing or not properly sealed. BUSTED
Shifting into neutral gear at stops can save fuel
This is a myth that applied when engines required carburettors. Today’s vehicles (manufactured in and after 1990’s) have computerized fuel-injection systems that detect if an engine is revving above idle when you ease off the accelerator.
If that happens, the fuel injectors shut off, so gas is no longer injected into the engine, even if the car is still in gear. The only thing you accomplish by constantly shifting in and out of neutral is premature wear on shift components. POSSIBLE (for cars with carburettors)
Manual-transmission rides get better mileage
Manual transmissions almost always achieve better mileage because a reasonably skilled driver can control engine revving through efficient shifting.
Having said that, today’s high-tech automatic transmissions (manufactured in and after the 1980’s) have gone through a lot of significant improvement and higher efficiency to achieve better mileage, reducing the difference significantly. POSSIBLE
Fuel mileage drops as vehicles age
Yes. As the vehicle age increases, the engine efficiency will drop gradually. If you keep your vehicle properly maintained and see to any repairs needed, you shouldn’t see any noticeable decline in fuel economy. But if you don’t maintain your vehicle, its performance and fuel efficiency will naturally degrade. TRUE
Driving with windows open hurts fuel economy
For city driving, rolling down the windows instead of cranking the air conditioner improves your mileage, but once you’re driving more than 50 miles (80.5km) per hour, the increased drag cancels out any fuel savings. When you’re on the highway, roll those windows up and use the AC instead. POSSIBLE
A dirty air filter leads to lower mileage
Back when cars had carburettors, changing your air filter could have helped. Today, the on-board computer injects exactly the amount of petrol your car needs. A small restriction in the air flow won’t make the engine run too rich. The pleated-paper air filters used today are very large, and can hold a lot more dirt before they start to choke the engine. POSSIBLE
Tyres with low rolling resistance are always a smarter choice
A lot of attention is paid to a tyre’s rolling resistance, which is how much energy it takes to roll along. The lower the rolling resistance, the better your fuel economy will be.
Maintaining the proper tyre pressure will optimise resistance and real-world performance. Some tyres gain low rolling resistance at the expense of wet-braking performance and tread life a poor trade-off. TRUE
Smaller cars get better gas mileage than larger ones
Fuel economy is more about the engine and weight than it is about size. A large roomy car that weighs less than a small car, or has a hybrid or electric engine, will use less fuel than some smaller cars. BUSTED
Warming up your car on cold days by letting it idle will help you save fuel
Letting your car idle will only waste fuel. In fact, today’s cars warm up faster once you get on the road than they would just idling in the driveway. SO BUSTED
Cigarettes and fuel don’t go together.
Seen one too many films where the hero makes things go boom with a cigarette and a pool of fuel? Explosions are more glamorous on film than off it. So resist lighting up while tanking up.
Don’t let the sparks fly
Seems obvious enough, but the fact is, a running engine’s battery can trigger sparks. Not the intimate kind, either. More the kind that bursts into flames and makes a mess you’ll be paying for months down the road.
That call or text can wait
Same rules apply in the gas station as in the cinema: turn it off, or keep it quiet. All electronic devices like the aforesaid engine batteries have the tendency to give off sparks. Take a break from your phone and go grab a snack instead.
Keep the shock factor down
While holding the nozzle, discharge electrostatic simply by touching your car or any other metal object.
Prevent an oil spill
To prevent overflow, use the latch on your nozzle, which will automatically click off when you’ve reached your desired amount.
Avoiding gas problems
As tempting as some fresh air (or the smell of petrol) may be, keep car doors and windows shut. This keeps flammable vapours from entering your ride.
Beware the tech-savvy thief
Some of the more advanced criminals now go about with metal detectors. That laptop securely tucked away in your car? It’s not as invisible as you think. Don’t leave valuables unattended if you can help it.
There’s a fire. What do I do?
No need to hit the panic button. The most important thing is to not get any of those flames on yourself, by following these few steps:
- Step away from the vehicle. Do NOT remove the nozzle from the car this will cause fuel to spill on the ground and spread the fire.
- Call for help from the staff or nearest fuel attendant. We have fire extinguishers and know how to use them.
- Call the fire brigade or ask someone to do so.
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