Conventional vs. Synthetic Oil

SYNTHETIC OILS OUTPERFORM CONVENTIONAL OILS

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Although you may know that synthetic oils outperform conventional oils, you may not understand why. The differences between conventional and synthetic oils begin at the molecular level.

Synthetics do not contain the impurities and molecular irregularities commonly found in conventional oils. The pure and uniform molecular structures of synthetics impart properties that provide wear-protection, extreme-temperature performance and fuel efficiency that conventional lubricants are simply unable to achieve – all of which helps you save money with vehicles that run better and last longer.

ENGINE PROTECTION

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Only a microscopic film of oil separates metal surfaces in your engine from touching each other and causing wear. AMSOIL synthetic engine oils form a more durable fluid film than conventional oils because of their resilient base oils. They reduce wear and help you maximise engine life.

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EXTREME-TEMPERATURE PERFORMANCE

COLD

FAST START-UP PROTECTION

When the temperature drops, engine oil can thicken and move slower, causing parts of your engine to remain unprotected for a short period of time. AMSOIL is more fluid at cold temperatures than conventional oil, which leads to easier and faster cold starts. This means that it can reach vital components faster to provide more immediate engine protection and reduce wear.

HOT

IMPROVED ENGINE CLEANLINESS

To keep pace with the increasingly strict fuel economy standards, vehicle manufacturers are designing engines differently, which causes them to run hotter than ever before. The average operating temperature is up to 113°C, and even higher under heavy loads. This heat can quickly break down the oil and cause oxidation, sludge and deposits.

AMSOIL engine oil provides a 92.5% better piston deposit score* because of its excellent resistance to extreme heat. Cleaner engines run better and last longer. 

*As required by a leading industry standard. Based on independent testing of AMSOIL Signature Series 5W-30, in ASTM D7320 as required by API SN specification.

FUEL & OIL ECONOMY

FUEL

MAXIMISE FUEL ECONOMY

The base oils used in conventional oils contain molecules of different sizes and weights as well as unwanted materials, like waxes. This typically requires more energy to circulate through your engine, which can reduce fuel economy. Conversely, AMSOIL synthetic engine oils are formulated using molecularly uniform synthetic base oils that slip easily over one another and are free of unwanted materials. They help reduce energy lost to friction and maximise fuel economy.

OIL

HELPS REDUCE OIL CONSUMPTION

Oil consumption is like water evaporating on a hot day. Just like the heat of the sun lifts water molecules out of a container of water and into the air, high engine heat can lift the light and unstable molecules out of oil, causing the oil level to drop. The evaporated engine oil exits the exhaust as air pollution.

The outstanding resistance to extreme heat in AMSOIL synthetic engine oils guards against oil consumption, which helps reduce money spent topping up your engine oil. 

REDUCED EMISSIONS AND MAXIMUM FUEL ECONOMY

AMSOIL synthetic engine oils are designed to reduce emissions and fuel consumption – both of which help prevent pollution. They resist volatilisation (burn-off) better than conventional motor oils, which cuts tailpipe emissions, while their ability to maximise fuel economy helps reduce energy spent on sourcing fuel.  

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