What is synthetic lubricants and why is it better? Does all synthetic lubricants offer the same level of protection? Some of these questions are answered in the "synthetic oil basics" video. Click on the icon to the left and see the short video.
In today's automotive world, synthetic lubricants have become the preferred choice. Individual DIY enthusiasts as well as original equipment manufacturers are opting synthetic lubricants over conventional lubricants.
The fundamental reason for this adoption is that a properly formulated synthetic lubricant can provide far greater wear protection than conventional mineral oils. Synthetic lubricant's inherent chemical stability can withstand extreme stress, shock loading and temperatures.
AMSOIL was the first company in the world to adopt synthetic technology for automotive lubrication by launching the world's first API certified 100% synthetic motor oil in 1972.
AMSOIL is also the only company in the world to own the trademark rights to "The First in Synthetics". AMSOIL is also the first in quality, protection and performance. Since the early 70's AMSOIL has been the pioneer in manufacturing the world's best synthetic lubricants. AMSOIL product offerings range from small engine applications to heavy industrial lubricants.
40 years later, every other conventional motor oil manufacturer has followed AMSOIL's innovation by introducing their own synthetic line up. However, it is important to know that not all synthetic lubricants are made equal.
Government agencies offer consumer protection in certain marketplaces such as food, pharmaceuticals etc., however, motor oils are not regulated to the extent where the consumer could buy the product solely based on the label or advertisement.
To make things complicated for the consumer, a court ruling was awarded making it legal for motor oil manufacturers to use Group III Hydroisomerized petroleum base oils and still label the end product as 100% synthetic. Group III Hydroisomerized oil is a highly refined form of petroleum oil, yet plagued with their inherent drawbacks that made synthetic base oils better in the first place. Basically, manufacturers can call their highly refined petroleum oil as 100% synthetic & it is legal.
Today, the market place is literally filled with substandard synthetic motor oil products. Consumers who buy these products with high expectations driven through multi-million dollar advertising campaigns and race sponsorships, end up with disappointments. For this reason, most of the synthetic motor oil labels would not indicate extended drain capabilities or their "ability to do more" than a conventional motor oil.
On the other hand AMSOIL coined the term "extended drain interval" in the 1970's as a testament to a true synthetic lubricant. Our top of the line signature series motor oils are guaranteed to perform for 25,000 miles or 1 year. Since the 1970's AMSOIL has proved that a true synthetic lubricant can do lot more than a conventional lubricant.
After 40 years of advancement in technology and the vast array of synthetic oil manufacturers, yet no company in the world, delivers products like AMSOIL or match AMSOIL's technological know-how in synthetic lubricant industry.
In fact AMSOIL is the only company to publish comparative motor oil test results to the public as an evidence that no company matches with AMSOIL technology & experience.
With AMSOIL's true synthetic lubricant you get great protection and thus full value for the money. For example, a lubricant's film strength is the most crucial aspect that determines component protection against wear. This "film of lubricant" keeps two moving parts from coming into direct contact.
This film of lubricant experiences phenomenal levels of stress. Engine wear occurs when this "film of lubricant" shears off. However, this shearing failure is extremely common with petroleum based motor oils as their film strength is only about 400 psi, while a true synthetic motor oil formulated by AMSOIL is rated at 3300 psi. Additionally a true synthetic will not loose its viscosity, burn off or break down under heavy stress and temperature extremes.
Another side effect of petroleum motor oil is that they leave behind varnish, sludge and carbon as they break down under stress. These contaminants circulating within the engine and in between moving parts accelerates wear. These deposits causes an engine to go out of tolerance, valves to stick and blocking oil passages.
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