Prolong Lubricants recently asked us if we'd try Prolong Engine Treatment on one of our late-models, and evaluate how effectively it extends engine life.
Using a 2.2 Ecotec 2004 J-body (think Cavalier or Sunfire), we added Prolong Engine Treatment starting with the oil change at approximately 87,000 miles, and then added Prolong Engine Treatment booster at every 5,000-mile oil change.
Since our vehicle was less than 10 years old and less than 100,000 miles on the odometer, Prolong Lubricants signed us up for its engine warranty.
If the engine ever experiences a breakdown as a direct primary result of a lubrication-related failure while the product is properly installed, Prolong will (upon terms and conditions) cover the cost of the repair up to an aggregate amount of $1500.
The engine recently made it past the 115,000 mark.
We'll check in again at 125,000 miles and tell you how the engine is doing.
About Prolong Engine Treatment and Engine Treatment Booster:
The Engine Treatment is formulated to restore engine efficiency, optimize fuel economy and protect the engine in the event of oil or coolant loss.
The company's Engine Treatment features exclusive Anti-Friction Metal Treatment (AFMT) advanced technology to chemically bond to metal surfaces in the engine to generate a protective layer that prevents metal-on-metal grinding - the cause of unwanted friction and increased heat.
"Motor oil is a flowing lubricant and when it is under extreme pressure conditions, it can be squeezed out and away," said Jeff Victer, Director of Sales - Global, Prolong. "The Prolong Engine Treatment adheres to the metal offering constant lubrication protection for both new and older, high-mileage vehicles."
Prolong is available at many major auto-parts retailers.