There are several types of standards that may appear on products labels which can help you in the choice of lubricant, the most common are:
– ACEA Standards (Association of European Automobile Manufacturers)
Divided into different categories designated by the letters A / B / C for passenger cars and E for trucks, followed by a number that defines the level of performance. Numbers do not have increasing or decreasing significance, it is necessary to respect the recommendations of the manufacturer.
– API Standards (American Petroleum Institute)
This standard is mainly used outside Europe.
– Manufacturer standards
It is important to respect the requirements of the manufacturer in order to choose the good lubricant