Super Tech is made by Warren Distribution, which makes other house brand oils for Napa, Auto zone, Orielly's/ Checker, Advance. The main difference is the amount of detergents. Pennzoil and Moible add more cleaning detergents to their oil, which helps stop oil sludge and foaming but also adds to price.
The difference between (ANY) name brand and Walmart's SuperTech brand is the cost to procure the product. Brand name products include marketing (advertising) cost to promote the product. With motor oil, besides paying thou$and$ to advertise during major NFL, NBA, and other guy-sports games on the weekends, they also sponsor race cars. They pay a premium price to have their logo clearly visible on each race car and pay another premium price if the race car places 1st, 2nd, or 3rd on the finish line. The additional costs to promote their products is added to the wholesale cost. Bargain brands (like SuperTech) has no marketing promo costs because they rely on word-of-mouth commendation; friends and family members will recommend them. As Semaj99 (from Zion, IL) advices, disregard the name brand and pay close attention to the SAE engine protection rating on the label.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
- Los Angeles (Hades)
I'm not an expert but both of these brands are approved by the Society of Automotive Engineers(SAE). Although Super Tech is not a well known Brand name as Pennzoil, according to the SAE it provides the protection needed for automotive engines, hence, SAE 5W30 as stated on the bottle. The best thing to do is to compare bottles to check that the non Brand name meets the same standards and is approved by the same organizations as the Brand name. I hope this helaps.