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
The introduction of the world's first synthetic motor oil to meet American Petroleum
Institute service requirements in 1972 set all-
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.
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®".
Automakers are moving up to synthetics. Modern engine technology is placing more
burden on motor oils. Vehicle manufacturers are under tremendous pressure to provide
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-
AMSOIL synthetic lubricants save time and money. 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-