If you haven’t made the move to Volvo VDS-4.5 Engine Oil yet, there’s no better time than the present. Not only is this leading-edge oil – first introduced in 2016 – our factory fill, but it’s also growing in popularity throughout the aftermarket. Here are a few reasons why.

Compared to older American Petroleum Institute (API) CJ-4 engine oils, Volvo VDS-4.5 delivers:

  • 20 percent better wear protection
  • 50 percent higher oxidation resistance
  • 80 percent better high-temperature viscosity control
But that’s not all. Volvo VDS-4.5 also offers significantly longer drain intervals than other API CK-4 heavy-duty engine oils – up to 60,000 miles depending on engine, application and idle time. That’s a 20 percent increase for all Volvo engines model year 2011 and newer, which translates to four to 16 fewer oil changes over the lifetime of a truck.

Still not convinced that Volvo VDS-4.5 Engine Oil is the right choice for your fleet? Here are four more reasons why you should switch today.
  • Volvo VDS-4.5 features proprietary additive technology that is specially formulated to ensure optimal performance for all Volvo engines.
  • Volvo VDS-4.5 is backward compatible, which means it can be introduced as a direct replacement wherever VDS-4.0 or API CJ-4 oils are used.
  • Volvo VDS-4.5 meets or exceeds the requirements of all other North American on-highway, diesel engine manufacturers.
  • Volvo VDS-4.5 has been proven to outperform all other API CK-4 engine oils available on the market today.
In addition to its superior oxidation stability, which supports cost-saving extended drain intervals, Volvo VDS-4.5 also provides excellent anti-wear protection to maintain engine durability and potentially extended engine life; outstanding soot and viscosity control at all temperatures; and superb sludge and deposit control for long-lasting piston, valve train and oil pan cleanliness and heat transfer.


Available in both 10W-30 and 15W-40 formulations, Volvo VDS-4.5 is suitable for the most-severe on- and off-highway applications. But to get the most out of every oil change, be sure to pair your Volvo VDS-4.5 Engine Oil with Volvo Genuine lube filters.

Volvo Trucks also offers premium maintenance contracts to give customers better control of their operating costs. Available for all trucks model year 2011 and newer with Volvo D11, D13 or D16 engines, these pre-paid preventive maintenance plans allow owner-operators and fleet managers to lock in current parts and labor rates to avoid higher unplanned costs down the road. There are three plan levels available, ranging from basic oil changes to 74-point inspections and more in-depth maintenance. Custom plans can also be developed to include service of the aftermarket treatment, transmission and chassis.

To learn more, contact your local Volvo Truck dealership. And don’t forget to log on to the SELECT Part Store™ to order Volvo VDS-4.5 anytime day or night. Your free membership also gives you access to discounted pricing on high-demand repair and maintenance products, and same-day or next-day delivery. Sign up today!