Lubricants play a vital role in keeping our world running seamlessly, from industrial machinery to personal vehicles. Yet even in this essential field, misconceptions can arise. Today, Pure Lubrication, a trusted partner in lubrication, aims to clarify some common myths and set the record straight:

Myth #1: All Lubricants are the Same

Setting the Record Straight: Different lubricants are formulated for specific applications and environments. Factors like viscosity, friction reduction, and anti-wear properties vary significantly, making choosing the right lubricant crucial for optimal performance and equipment protection. Consulting a lubrication expert ensures you select the most suitable product for your needs.

Myth #2: More Lubrication is Always Better

Setting the Record Straight: Over-lubrication can be just as detrimental as under-lubrication. It can attract dirt and contaminants, increase drag, and even lead to overheating. Following the manufacturer’s recommendations and using the appropriate amount is key for efficient lubrication.

Myth #3: Synthetic Lubricants are Unnecessary for Everyday Use

Setting the Record Straight: While conventional lubricants are suitable for certain applications, synthetic lubricants offer numerous advantages. They boast superior thermal stability, resist breakdown at higher temperatures, and offer extended lubrication intervals. This can lead to improved machine life, reduced maintenance costs, and even energy savings in many everyday scenarios.

Myth #4: Changing Lubricant is a Complex and Messy Job

Setting the Record Straight: Changing lubricants can be a straightforward process with proper preparation and guidance. Many lubricants are available in user-friendly formats, and numerous online resources and tutorials offer clear instructions. Consulting your lubricant supplier or equipment manual can further simplify the process.

Myth #5: Used Lubricants Can Be Disposed of Down the Drain

Setting the Record Straight: Used lubricants are considered hazardous waste and can harm the environment if not disposed of properly. Responsible disposal through designated collection centres or certified recycling programs is essential to protect our environment and comply with regulations.

Although it can be seen as stating the obvious to some, clarifying these misconceptions, can help empower those involved to make informed decisions regarding lubrication needs. Remember, proper lubrication is an investment in the longevity and efficiency of your equipment. We encourage you to reach out to our team of lubrication experts for any questions or guidance. Together, we can ensure your machinery runs smoothly and reliably.

Call us on 0800 612 3536 or email for more information.