Steve Swedberg

SteveSwedberg@lng.com

Recent Articles

The Impact of Weather and New Technology on Vehicle Maintenance

The Impact of Weather and New Technology on Vehicle Maintenance

Weather can do a lot of damage to cars. How can lubricants help to manage the mischief?

Viscosity Continues to Decrease

Viscosity Continues to Decrease

Lower viscosity grades seem to have taken over the PCMO market. Will engine oil viscosity trend even lower in the coming …

Gasoline and Engine Oil: The Whole Story

Gasoline and Engine Oil: The Whole Story

Steve Swedberg clears up some misconceptions about gasoline and discusses how changes to final formulations can affect l …

The Shape of Things to Come

The Shape of Things to Come

Steve Swedberg discusses the ways in which GF-7 may differ from its predecessor.

The PC-12 Picture Becomes Clearer

The PC-12 Picture Becomes Clearer

Development of PC-12 is now well underway. Steve Swedberg outlines how the new category will likely differ from its pred …

Base Oils and Their Applications

Base Oils and Their Applications

Steve Swedberg discusses which types of base oils are available to the lubricants industry and how they can be used.

What Factors Are Swaying EV Adoption in the U.S.?

What Factors Are Swaying EV Adoption in the U.S.?

The transition to electric vehicles is imminent, but the speed of adoption remains debatable. Explore the factors that m …

Automotive

Automotive

How About Another Engine Test?

As you all know, I think we may overdo the engine test requirements for engine oils. …

Automotive

Automotive

Making an Engine Oil

Every time you purchase or install a quart of engine oil, you are the end point of a manufactur …

International Fluids Consortium

International Fluids Consortium

You’ll remember that my column in June discussed the new heavy-duty engine oil category, currently called PC-12. It m …

The Long March to PC-12 Begins

The Long March to PC-12 Begins

Automotive

I’ve been in this business for a long time. For many years, the introduction of a new oil category was …

Automotive

Automotive

Electrifying 

Well, 2021 is well underway, and it looks a lot like 2020, part 2. There are lots of projections, …

Automotive

Automotive

Transmission Fluids 

Back in the Twilight Zone (also known as 2020), I commented on a note that I had received …

Automotive

Automotive

The Readers Have Spoken 

My wife and I were watching beach volleyball in Laguna Beach, California, on January 1 …

Automotive

Automotive

Quality Is Not as Simple as It Seems 

Quality is at the heart of the oil business. We all subscribe to the posi …

Automotive

Automotive

Steve Swedberg posits that aftermarket additives, often called “snake oil” or “mouse milk,” may have some useful …

Automotive

Automotive

Steve Swedberg discusses why the API CH-4 heavy-duty engine oil service category may soon be phased out.

Automotive

Automotive

Steve Swedberg compares several SUVs currently on the market and the lubricants that they require.