If ever there was a debate about who makes the best synthetic oil then the Amsoil vs. Mobil 1 argument clearly gets the most attention. Before I get into my reasoning you should take a look at this article I found on Mobil 1’s website. A gentleman by the name G. Galbreath asks Mobil 1 a question about who offers better protection Amsoil or Mobil 1. You’ll notice in their response they never address Mr. Galbreath’s question. Click on the link on the Mobil 1 site. You will notice they never mention how often they changed the oil in the taxi cabs. I have no legitimate concerns that Mobil 1 can protect a taxi cabs motor for 120,000 miles, but what was the drain interval? Certainly if it was 25,000 miles they would have said so in the video, but obviously they didn’t. My guess it was probably every 7,500-10,000 miles so that means that taxi went 120,000 miles on 12 oil changes. If those cabs were using Amsoil it would have been just 4-5 oil changes. Take a look and see what you think. Click Here
The other night I was on both Google and YouTube reading up on the forums and watching some videos and one thing was very apparent. The best oil was always the one that person was using. What was very consistent in all the articles and videos is no one could say they used more than one brand. So the people that used Castrol Syntec liked Castrol and the people that used Mobil 1 liked Mobil 1 without even trying another oil.
No one gave any hard data or any particular facts that would indicate they had any background in testing a motor oil and that is the point of this article. If you really wanted to know if one product worked better than another then wouldn’t it be logical to run side by side test that can be measured?
No need to make this hard and you don’t have to be a chemist in order to test a few different oils. A simple mpg test is all you need to do. If you are going to test any oil against Amsoil always make sure Amsoil is the last oil you test. I have seen other oils show better test results if it was tested after Amsoil because of the residual Amsoil left inside the motor.
The mpg your vehicle gets is an exact formula of energy used and nothing more. This test can’t be rigged because the efficiency of your engine is the result of the resistance it must overcome.If internal components inside your engine have to overcome less resistance due to a lubricant making it easier for these components to move then the oil that delivers the highest mpg is the better oil, make sense?
In well over a hundred test that I completed in determining what oils deliver the best results, Amsoil never finished less than first. It was virtual tie between Mobil 1 and Castrol Syntec for second place, however their fuel mileage increases were negligible at best. Amsoil consistently showed increases in the 1.5 to as much as 3.5 more mpg and this was just in the engine. You can expect better fuel mileage when changing transmission and gear oil too.
So before you go out there on the internet and research the best synthetic oil just use some basic common sense and don’t be swayed by just a few who prefer a certain brand. The big difference with Amsoil is this; if you ran one of the other top 3 synthetic oils on the market and regularly changed your oil every 5,000-7,500 miles you will more then likely experience a trouble free vehicle. However, I would encourage you to explore the benefits of Amsoil for two reasons; better fuel mileage and longer drain intervals.
Why? Well money for one reason, who doesn’t want to save a little money? Amsoil’s Signature Series Oils might cost slightly more than other synthetics, but these oils last for 1-year or 25,000-miles. So if you are like most people and drive 15,000-18,000 miles/year then you only have to change your oil once a year. This benefit alone is worth switching to Amsoil and we haven’t even calculated how much you will save at the gas pump. On average it works out to be around $150.00 to $200.00/year per vehicle.
Here’s the oil I use; Amsoil’s 5W-30 Want to learn more about Amsoil and how you can start saving money on your vehicle’s maintenance? Contact me through my personal email if you have any comments or questions at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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