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Which AMSOIL Products Are Recommended
For Your Vehicles?
There are Four Basic Types of
all four can be controlled with quality lubrication.
In 2011, the average
cost of a new vehicle increased to almost $30,000, and the
average cost of gasoline rose to $3.52 per gallon, up from
$2.78 per gallon in 2010 and $2.35 per gallon in 2009. Considering
the sharp increase in the cost of ownership, it's no
wonder people are hanging onto their vehicles longer than
they have in the past. According to Consumer Reports, the
average vehicle age in 2008 was five years; today, the average
age of vehicles on the road is nine years.
As more people look to keep their vehicles longer, more of
them learn that, without proper maintenance, vehicles might
not last as long as they'd like. It is up to drivers
to protect their investments.
There is little
more detrimental to your vehicle's engine than wear,
and lubricating oils are your first line of defense. Numerous
factors contribute to engine wear, but all can be categorized
as one of the following four basic wear mechanisms: abrasive, corrosive,
adhesive and fatigue.
is caused by foreign particles entering the engine, most commonly
soot and dirt. Once inside the engine these particles become
trapped between moving parts - the piston and cylinder, for
example - and grind against their metal surfaces. Wear particles
act as sandpaper, continuously rubbing and wearing away metal
surfaces by rupturing the oil film separatIng moving engine
parts, resulting in particle-to-metal contact. This contact
creates friction and reduces energy efficiency.
commonly occurs when dirt or other contaminants enter the
engine through the air intake system. These contaminants cause
excessive wear on rings, pistons and cylinders. Increased
cylinder and ring wear can cause blow-by, which decreases compression and causes
loss of power. An efficient filtration system can help prevent
abrasive wear by blocking contaminants that would otherwise
enter the oil sump and find their way into the system.
is the result of rubbing action on a metal surface in conjunction with chemical
attack. Combustion byproducts introduce acids into the oil
sump. If unaddressed, these acids can
build up in the system and oxidize or corrode the surface
of sensitive areas, including lead- and copper-lined bearings
and other soft yellow-metal surfaces. As the surfaces begin
to corrode, pieces of oxidized metal break free and become
wear particles in the system.
The most commonly
recognized mechanism is adhesive wear, which occurs when metal
surfaces come in contact under conditions of high load, speed
or temperature. Surface irregularities, called asperities, touch and weld momentarily,
then break off as the surfaces separate. The load applied
to the two points of contact is so high that they bend and
adhere to one another. Rough metal surfaces with larger microscopic
hills and valleys are more susceptible to this type of wear.
Adhesive wear can result In scuffing, scoring or seizure.
Fatigue wear originates
from situations where the lubricating film is in place, but
recurring stress like vibration or shock-loading causes cracks
or pits over time. This is a common type of wear found in
equipment that frequently starts and stops or changes speeds.
Fatigue wear can develop in rolling element bearings as they
pass over a stressed area repeatedly and, ultimately, develop
cracks that release small bits of metal over time, leaving
holes or pits in the surface. These holes or pits grow and
connect, resulting in large losses of surface metal and catastrophic
Regardless of equipment
type, bearings, gears and cylinders are susceptible to wear,
and thus require high-quality lubricant protection. Choosing
the proper viscosity for your oil will aid in wear protection
by reducing the likelihood of metal-to-metal contact. A full-synthetic
base oil provides a naturally higher viscosity index for improved
shear stability, again helping to reduce wear by maintaining
proper viscosity. Oil film strength is also a key wear-protection
property. Adequate film strength provides a lubricant barrier
between moving parts, ensuring friction is greatly reduced.
ability to identify the symptoms of each mechanism is important
in order to diagnose both mechanical and lubrication issues.
AMSOIL synthetic lubricants offer outstanding wear prevention
to help vehicles last longer, which is something an increasing
number of consumers are interested in. Published, AMSOIL Magazine
AMSOIL Signature Series
Synthetic Motor Oil
AMSOIL Signature Series Synthetic
Motor Oils are formulated to meet the latest API SN Resource
Conserving and ILSAC GF-5 industry specifications. AMSOIL
Signature Series Oils include 0W-20, 0W-30, 5W-30 and 10W-30
and represent the very best motor oils AMSOIL has to offer,
allowing motorists to take advantage of maximum extended
drain intervals. AMSOIL Signature Series Synthetic Motor
Oils are recommended for drain intervals of up to 25,000
miles/one year, whichever comes first (15,000 miles/one
year in severe service conditions).
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Synthetic Motor Oils offer the longest drain intervals
on the market, unsurpassed protection and performance that
effectively extends equipment life and improved fuel economy,
saving customers money at the pump and reducing the nation's
dependence on foreign oil.
The Presidents Desk
Synthetic Diesel Oil Articles and Testimonials
INC. warrants that the use of its lubricants will not cause
mechanical damage to any mechanically sound equipment when
AMSOIL INC. products are used in full compliance with the
company's recommendations and instructions."
synthetic motor oils are formulated to surpass engine test
specifications, offering protection far greater than competing
motor oils for extended drain intervals. Most synthetic oil
manufacturers make no claim to extended drain intervals, deferring
to the maintenance schedule provided by the vehicle manufacturer.
With its unparalleled oil and warranty program, AMSOIL offers
consumers unprecedented protection and economics.
More than 20 years
ago, AMSOIL began using the NOACK volatility test as a comparison
tool and measurement of quality. Back then, nearly every oil
tested side-by-side with AMSOIL synthetic motor oils failed,
and those that passed barely squeaked by. Other oil companies
paid no attention to NOACK results until Ford Motor Company
made it a requirement for service fill oils, validating what
AMSOIL had said all along.
NOACK Volatility Test
Volatility Test determines the evaporation loss
of lubricants in high temperature service. The more
motor oils vaporize, the thicker and heavier they become,
contributing to poor circulation, reduced fuel economy
and increased oil consumption, wear and emissions. AMSOIL
Synthetic Motor Oil resists high temperature volatization
better than other motor oils. AMSOIL Synthetic Motor
Oil maintains peak fuel efficiency and reduces oil consumption
AMSOIL Now An ISO Certified
received ISO 9001:2000 certification of our Quality Management
System (QMS). NSF International Strategic Registrations is
the registrar that has verified our QMS meets the requirements
of the ISO 9001:2000 standard, the most widely utilized quality
standard throughout the world for quality management systems.
ISO standards are used by over 300,000 companies worldwide
setting rigorous standards for businesses, government and
is applicable to any manufacturing and service organization
providing a framework for system development that focuses
on the customer, quality system performance and ongoing improvement.
AMSOIL received ISO 9001:2000 registration under the scope:
synthetic lubricants blending, packaging, and other fulfillment
directly associated with lubricant product.
certification puts AMSOIL in line with some of the most efficient
companies in the world. It is further assurance that the products
and services AMSOIL provides will continue to maintain the
high level of quality the company always demanded.
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