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Here at Dallas Service we believe in AMSOIL products but we know that you may have
a few questions about switching over to synthetic oil so we thought we would try
to answer a few of your questions. If you have a question that we haven’t covered
here please do not hesitate to give us a Call at 250-
What is the difference between synthetic and conventional oil?
Answer: Motor oil, whether synthetic or petroleum-
The oil refining process separates the various types of molecules in the oil by weight, resulting in a concentrated batch suitable for manufacturing products such as gasoline, LPG, kerosene or lubricant base oils. The chemical composition of conventional motor oil can vary substantially depending on the raw crude oil refining process.
While petroleum base oils are refined, synthetic base oils are manufactured and can achieve a higher performance level. Synthetic oil is chemically engineered for a certain molecular composition with a tailored and uniform structure. Such fine-
What roles do additives play in motor oil performance?
Answer: Most lubricating oils have other chemicals added to improve the overall performance
of the fluid. Chemical additives are used to enhance the beneficial properties of
the base oil or to make up for oil deficiencies. For passenger car motor oils, base
oil makes up 70 to 80 percent of the final product; the other 20 to 30 percent is
comprised of additive chemistry.
Additives help lubricants stand up to extreme operating environments. Even the best base oil would not be able to protect as well against the effects of heat, shearing forces, chemical and water dilution, corrosion and wear particles. In short, additives make good base oils even better. They give good base oils the performance benefits consumers have come to expect, such as multi-
Dispersants help suspend and disperse contaminants in the oil to keep engine surfaces free of sludge and deposits. They fight the build-
Detergents help suspend and disperse contaminants in the oil to keep engine surfaces free of sludge and deposits. They are most efficient at controlling high-
Friction Modifiers can be used to give oil more 'slippery' characteristics. In engine oils, friction modifiers are used to increase the oil’s lubricity for the purpose of reducing friction and improving fuel economy.
Pour Point Depressants give high-
Viscosity Index (VI) Improvers are long-
Can synthetic oil be used in new engines?
Answer: Yes. Synthetic oil is perfectly safe for use in both new and high-
How does using AMSOIL synthetic motor oil affect new vehicle warranties?
Answer: Using AMSOIL synthetic motor oil has no affect on vehicle warranties. A federal
law called the Magnuson-
Is there a miles and time limit with respect to oil change intervals?
Answer: No matter how well motor oil is formulated, it won’t last forever. Motor
oil and vehicle manufacturers have developed general recommendations for the maximum
amount of time or miles that the oil can be used; typically these intervals fall
between 3,000 and 7,500 miles, depending on the type of service.
Many AMSOIL synthetic motor oils are specially formulated for extended drain intervals, providing maximum protection longer than other oils. Check the product data sheet for specific recommendations.
Are synthetic AMSOIL motor oils “all-
Answer: Yes. Because AMSOIL synthetic motor oils are formulated with premium synthetic
base oils, they provide superior high and low-
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