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Company aims to deliver car advice by text

Tue, 25 Aug 2009
A lubricants firm is introducing a new text-based motoring advice service, which aims to provide car owners with information on which oil they should be using.

The new scheme from Chevron Global Lubricants will allow motorists to send their vehicle registration number to a special number, allowing them instant access to expert advice.

Chevron states that the scheme has been introduced to help drivers who have been left confused over their oil choices due to complex modern engines and the diverse range of brands available.

Indeed, a 2008 survey conducted by the firm revealed that 11 per cent of motorists did not know which oil grade to use, while only 34 per cent said they checked their oil regularly.

Brian Hayes, marketing manager for Chevron in the UK, said the confusion was "hardly surprising" and expressed confidence that the new scheme will be able to provide clarification.

He said: "This new service removes any confusion, with motorists no longer having to search out handbooks, or find car details such as engine type, model, and year of manufacture."

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