Every experienced car owner knows how important it is to use only high-quality motor oil. But, unfortunately, the number of counterfeits is growing daily and it is not so easy to distinguish them from original products.
Shell has always paid great attention to protecting its products and today we would like to announce a new technology that will help you avoid buying non-original oil.
Here is what should be remembered.
When purchasing Shell Helix motor oil, first inspect the container for obvious damages. A crooked label, a crushed container, a torn lid are factors that should cause doubts in product quality. But we agree that these are not so obvious aspects.
The most important thing that should attract your attention is the presence of a sticker under the container's handle.
*Only original Shell Helix products have a protective sticker.
What should the sticker read?
The sticker has a unique numeric code on the left side under the protective surface (erased with a coin). It is used for checking the container. There is also a QR code. After its scanning, you are directed to a dedicated web site to check oil authenticity. This is very easy and takes only a few seconds. If a scanner is not installed on your smartphone by default, you can download it via Play Market or App Store (*for iPhone users). And if you prefer to enter the URL yourself, it is indicated right behind the QR code.
After scanning the code or entering the site address in the search engine, you will find yourself on the verification page where all the steps for checking are described in detail. It also provides information on official Shell distributors in Ukraine and what to do if you purchased non-original Shell products. We hope that this approach will help protect you and your car from counterfeits!