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Q. What is an oil stabilizer?

September 28, 2012

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A. The word "stabilizer" can be thought of as an aftermarket additive which claims some type of performance improvement. There are many variations of these additives claiming everything from reduced oil consumption, improved fuel economy, reduced engine deposits and longer engine oil service life. In addition to what an oil stabilizer is, one should also consider the following before adding a stabilizer to your engine oil.

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Mark Betner

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Heavy Duty Lubricants Manager

Mark Betner boasts 35 years of experience in the lubricants business. As the Heavy Duty Product Manager for CITGO Lubricants he is responsible for initiating and implementing the marketing of new products and human development programs and oversees communications with the media, trade shows and consumer education.

Prior to this, he was a field sales manager and technical training administrator at an independent lubricant company specializing in heavy equipment lubrication.

Mark earned a master’s and bachelor’s degree in both chemistry and biology from Indiana University. He holds a certification from the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers and is a member of the Truck Maintenance Council.


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