When it comes to picking a lubricant for our vehicles, Malaysian motorists are spoilt for choice. Regardless of whether you own a Japanese car, European car, a performance oriented car, a supercar, an SUV, a luxury car, or even a hybrid car, there is definitely something for your car in the market.
However good these lubricants are for your vehicle, and no matter how much the manufacturers claim that they protect your vehicle’s engines, it is safe to say that not many can come close to Shell Helix when it comes to offering owners peace of mind and a sense of trust.
This is because Shell Helix became the first lubricant brand in Malaysia to introduce a first of its kind extended engine warranty program for the motorists of Malaysia, called The Shell Helix Engine Warranty (SHEW).
The Shell Helix Engine Warranty is a warranty provided by Shell Malaysia Trading Sdn. Bhd. for your vehicle up until 12 years, or 200,000 km, from the date your vehicle is manufactured (whichever occurs first), when you use Shell Helix Ultra or Shell Helix HX7.
All you have to do to enroll in this program is perform an oil change using Shell Helix Ultra or Shell Helix HX7 at your authorised Shell Helix Engine Warranty workshop, and your mechanic will sign you up. Alternatively, purchase Shell Helix Ultra or Shell Helix HX7 at any Shell retail station and self-register online.
This extended warranty programme covers 15 major engine parts against lubricant caused failure for up to 12 years or 200,000km mileage – whichever comes first. The components are:
- Piston and piston rings
- Crankshaft and bearings
- Connecting rods
- Connecting rod bearings
- Gudgeon pin
- Engine block
- Cylinder head
- Timing gear and chains
- Camshaft and bearings
- Cylinder liner / bore
- Cam followers
- Rocker arm and pivot
- Push rods and balance shaft
However, not everyone is eligible for the warranty. It is applicable only for cars under 8 years old with mileage less than 100,000km at first registration and is transferrable to the new vehicle owner in the case the car is sold.
The best part about the SHEW program, which covers up to a maximum or RM15, 000 for Shell Helix Ultra users per claim and RM8000 per claim for Shell Helix HX7 customers is that it is completely free.
That said, it has been about four months since the Shell Helix Engine Warranty program was launched, and the amount of satisfied customers is definitely on the rise.
With manufacturer warranties lasting typically for five years, now users can enjoy up to 12-years of worry-free motoring with the SHEW warranty. Plus, with the year-end holidays and festivities which are upon us, the SHEW might just be what every motorist needs.
To sweeten the deal, users who register for SHEW the first time or existing SHEW users who renew their SHEW warranty at either an authorized SHEW workshop or Shell Petrol Station from now to 31 January 2017 will be able to enjoy a free pair of movie tickets sent to them. For more details on the promotion, click here.
For more information, call the SHEW hotline at 1800-18-1855 or visit www.shell.com.my/helixwarranty.