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AMSOIL Frequently Asked Questions


Everything you wanted to know about AMSOIL but were afraid to ask.

What is AMSOIL?

In 1972 AMSOIL developed the first synthetic motor oil in the world to meet American Petroleum Institute service requirements.


Currently, the AMSOIL product line includes the finest quality synthetic motor oils, synthetic diesel oils, gear lubes, synthetic greases, industrial lubricants, oil filters, air filters and automotive performance products.


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AMSOIL also offers a unique business opportunity.


Why should I switch to AMSOIL?

How can I get a discount?

How can I become an authorized AMSOIL dealer?

Where can I order a FREE AMSOIL catalog?

To order your FREE catalog, simply follow this link: FREE AMSOIL Catalog.  You will be redirected to the AMSOIL catalog Order Form.



Will using AMSOIL void my new car warranty?

Absolutely not!

Vehicle manufacturers recommend using oils meeting certain viscosity grades and American Petroleum Institute service requirements. Whether the motor oil is petroleum based or synthetic will not affect warranty coverage. The manufacturer is required to cover all equipment failures it would normally cover as long as the oil meets the requirements and was not the cause of the failure. AMSOIL exceeds these requirements and has never been deemed the cause of an engine's failure. Even so, AMSOIL has its own limited warranty, protecting you even further. In addition, the federally mandated Magnuson-Moss Act that a manufacturer may not require the use of a specific brand of aftermarket product unless it's provided for free.



What's the difference between conventional petroleum motor oils and synthetic motor oils?

Conventional petroleum oils are refined from crude oil which is pumped from within the earth. The refining process, however, does not remove many of the impurities inherent in the crude oil. These impurities detract from the lubricating ability of the oil and contribute to deposit, sludge and varnish formation. AMSOIL synthetic motor oils are constructed in the laboratory and contain no impurities. AMSOIL synthetic motor oils have uniform molecular structures and are designed for specific lubricating applications. They are not affected by the high temperatures or demanding operating conditions of modern engines.

Will switching from petroleum to AMSOIL cause a mechanical problem?

Absolutely not!

Switching from petroleum to AMSOIL is perfectly safe.



What are the benefits of using AMSOIL motor oils?

AMSOIL synthetic motor oils have demonstrated improved performance and fuel economy, reduced oil consumption, lower repair costs, easier cold-temperature starts, increased engine life and reduced emissions.


How is it possible to drive 25,000 to 35,000 miles without and oil change using AMSOIL?

AMSOIL synthetic motor oils are guaranteed to run 25,000 to 35,000 miles or one year in mechanically sound engines, providing of course, the oil is kept free of contaminates by using an AMSOIL EaO oil filter, or by changing the oil filter according to the manufacturer's recommendation.  AMSOIL coined the phrase "extended drain interval" and its been validated by 30 years of industry testing and by tens of thousands of motorists and millions of over-the-road miles.


AMSOIL synthetic motor oils provide extended drain performance because they don't break down in heat like conventional petroleum oils do.  AMSOIL motor oils don't form performance-robbing deposits, and don't volatize (burn off), which alters viscosity and increases oil consumption. Finally AMSOIL's superior additive package, a key element in the oil's ability to function, holds up under engine stresses, remaining serviceable for the full 25,000 to 35,000 miles.



How can I justify the higher cost of AMSOIL products?

AMSOIL products save you money over time!


AMSOIL synthetic motor oils are more expensive off the shelf than most petroleum oils, but comparing AMSOIL and other motor oils is like comparing apples and oranges. AMSOIL so far exceeds that of conventional motor oils, it's really a different class of product. AMSOIL is a premium product that rightfully demands a premium price.


Like anything of real value, however, the true consumer cost does not end with the purchase price. AMSOIL motor oils are extremely cost effective compared to conventional 3,000-mile drain interval oils in savings realized in fuel economy, reduced repairs, fewer oil changes, reduced downtime, reduced maintenance and extended engine life.



Which AMSOIL products should I use for my vehicle?

The Product Application Guide is a useful tool to gather part specs for your vehicle.  Simply enter the year of your vehicle, select other parameters as desired, and click Build List.  Once you choose the make and model of your vehicle, a detailed report will be displayed for your reference.


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