Benefits of Shell Helix HX8 fully synthetic motor oil

Protects from engine stress

A red jeep on rugged terrain demonstrates the Shell Helix Ultra engine stress and wear protection product benefit

No matter what the drive, Shell Helix HX8 provides superior protection against engine stress and wear and because Shell Helix HX8 is a modern synthetic made from natural gas; it’s stronger and less volatile at the molecular level than those made from traditional crude. It stays stronger for longer to provide superior protection against wear, up to 32% better resistance to oil degradation than the latest industry standard* and up to 50% less evaporation to help keep your passion for driving alive.

*Compared with API SN specification

Extreme temperature protection

A red jeep splashes through a riverbed, indicating the extreme temperature performance product benefit

Whether it’s 1,000 degrees or -40C below, Shell Helix HX8 is designed for extreme temperatures.

Extreme Heat: Engines can reach extreme temperatures within a few minutes. Oil is lubricating the turbocharger which operates at temperatures up to 1,000°C.  High-temperature oxidation can damage molecules, causing the oil to thicken, and reduces its ability to protect the engine. Shell HX8 stays stronger for longer in extreme high temperatures to keep performing and protecting the engine. It provides up to 32% better resistance to oil degradation than the latest industry standard*

Extreme Cold: Superior low temperature flow even at -40 degrees. Shell Helix HX8 has a lower viscosity that allows it to flow faster at low temperatures*. It flows up to 3x faster* for easier starting and quicker engine warmup. Oil thickening due to high-temperature degradation can mean slower oil flow at low temperatures. Shell Helix HX8 better resists high-temperature attack, enabling the oil to perform better at low temperatures so you can Drive On.

*Compared with API SN specification

Ultimate power and performance

From Turbos to Super Chargers, if you love driving for the power and performance, Shell Helix HX8 fully synthetic motor oil has you covered. Because our synthetics are made from natural gas our oils are stronger at a molecular level. Making them superior to traditional mineral oils made from crude. The result is enhanced viscosity, reduced friction and lower volatility. Perfect for high performance engines and protecting vital engine parts and horsepower by staying stronger for longer.

Superior piston cleanliness

An image of a dirty piston next to a clean piston to demonstrate the superior piston cleanliness product benefit of Shell Helix Ultra

Tested both on the road and on the track, Shell Helix HX8 helps to protect high-performance engines from harmful deposits that hinder your power and performance to Drive On.

No other motor oil cleans your engine better**. Or helps keep your engine closer to factory clean.

*Based on 100,000 Km fleet trial
**Based on Sequence VG sludge test results using OW-40 

Better fuel economy

A red Maserati takes a leisure mountain drive to demonstrate the Shell Helix Ultra better fuel economy product benefit

Start saving as soon as you start your engine. Shell Helix HX8 has low-viscosity, low-friction formulations, which can result in up to 3% greater fuel economy.* Giving you more money and more miles to drive on and on and on with. 

*Based on ACEA M 111 fuel economy results compared with the industry reference oil

Discover our product ranges

Shell Helix Fully Synthetic Motor Oils

Shell Helix fully synthetic engine oils are manufactured from 100% synthetic base stock and high-quality additives to achieve higher performance levels than both synthetic technology and mineral oils. 

Shell Helix Semi Synthetic Motor Oils

Shell Helix semi-synthetic or '‘synthetic technology' oils make use of both synthetic and mineral base stocks to achieve higher performance levels that can be formulated from mineral car engine oils alone.

Shell Helix Mineral Motor Oils

Shell Helix Mineral engine oil is the fraction of naturally occurring crude oil with the right properties for lubricating engines and helps to keep your car engine clean.

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