Conventional lubricants are refined from
crude oil. Contaminating elements such as sulfur, nitrogen,
oxygen and metal components such as nickel or vanadium are
inherent to crude oil and cannot be completely removed through
the refining process. The oil refining process separates the
various types of molecules in the oil by weight, leaving
molecules similar in weight but dissimilar in structure.
Synthetic lubricants, on the other hand,
are chemically engineered to form pure lubricants. Synthetic
lubricants contain no contaminants or molecules that don't
serve a designed purpose. They are made from molecules that
are saturated with a higher percentage of carbon- hydrogen
bonds, leaving fewer sites to which other, harmful molecules
can attach and attack the molecular composition of the oil. In
addition, their smooth, uniform lubricating molecules slip
easily across one another. In short, synthetics' versatility
and pure, uniform molecular structure impart properties that
provide better friction-reduction, optimum fuel efficiency,
maximum film strength and extreme-temperature performance
conventional lubricants just can't touch.
first API-qualified synthetic motor oil
in synthetic lubricant technology
only 25,000-mile oil
The introduction of the world's first
synthetic motor oil to meet American Petroleum Institute
service requirements in 1972 set all-new standards for motor
oil quality. AMSOIL synthetic motor oil outperformed
conventional petroleum motor oils on all counts. It was clear
from the start that this innovative product would play a major
role in engine performance and engine life.
AMSOIL has remained steadfast in its
commitment to quality and precision lubricant engineering,
leading the charge over the past four decades with many
industry firsts. This quality-first commitment has driven the
introduction of numerous synthetic lubricants, premium
filtration technologies and fuel additives that provide
tangible, real-world value.
Today, virtually every other motor oil
manufacturer has recognized the superiority of synthetic
lubricants and has followed the AMSOIL lead with introductions
of synthetic motor oils of their own. They spend millions of
dollars advertising their "new" and
"revolutionary" products. No one, however, can match
AMSOIL experience. Accept no substitutes – AMSOIL is
"The First in Synthetics®".
are moving up to synthetics
vehicles last longer
time & money
Automakers are moving up to
Modern engine technology is placing more burden on motor oils.
Vehicle manufacturers are under tremendous pressure to provide
fuel-efficient vehicles that produce fewer emissions than
their predecessors. They employ a variety of techniques to
improve efficiency and reduce emissions, and nearly all of
them negatively impact motor oil. Engines are smaller, yet
produce more power. They often rely on turbos or unique fuel
injection systems that can increase the amount of contaminants
introduced into the oil. Synthetic lubricants contend with
these additional stresses better than conventional lubricants.
AMSOIL synthetic lubricants deliver the robust film strength,
extreme- temperature protection and maximum fuel efficiency
automakers are looking for.
AMSOIL synthetic lubricants help
vehicles last longer.
AMSOIL synthetic motor oils help engines run at peak
efficiency. Their pure, uniform molecular structure results in
maximum friction reduction and outstanding wear protection.
Lubricated components move more freely and remain closer to
like-new condition, longer.
AMSOIL synthetic lubricants save time
AMSOIL synthetic lubricants deliver outstanding protection and
extended service life. Fewer oil changes to perform, less oil
to buy and reduced overall maintenance costs.
Using AMSOIL synthetic lubricants can
help the environment.
Consider the savings on the environment if, for example, the
243 million cars (excluding trucks, buses and taxis) in the
United States were equipped with AMSOIL Signature Series
Synthetic Motor Oil. If each vehicle has an oil capacity of
five quarts, accumulates 15,000 miles annually and has the oil
drained every 5,000 miles, practicing extended drain intervals
with AMSOIL Signature Series would reduce the amount of oil
used in the U.S. annually by over 2.4 billion quarts.
In addition, each year millions of
gallons of motor oil are burned and exit through the tailpipes
of cars and trucks, creating emissions pollution. Petroleum
oils volatilize (burn off) more readily than AMSOIL synthetic
oils and create more emissions pollution. The thicker oil left
behind after volatilization contributes to damaging deposits,
sticky piston rings and oil blow-by, all of which cause
reduced engine life, reduced fuel economy and increased air