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Have you asked yourself the question, ” How often do I need to change my oil?” Or, “How long will my oil go between oil changes?”
These questions can easily be answered by reading this post.
Back in 1996 I purchased a brand new model 1997 Ford F150. This was my dream truck, a 4×4 extended cab that I wanted to take the best care of possible. In doing so, I decided I wanted to use synthetic oil in the the engine. At the first oil change I switched over to an off the shelf leading synthetic oil.
After a few oil changes and a few thousand miles on the current oil change I started wondering, “How often do I need to change my oil?” This was in 1999 and the age of the internet was in full swing. That is when I learned of a company called AMSOIL Inc.
AMSOIL is a synthetic lubricant and filter manufacture located in Superior, Wisconsin. Since 1972, AMSOIL has manufactured high quality synthetics right here in the U.S.A. I had been asking myself, now that I’m using synthetics, how long can I go. When I found out about AMSOIL they claimed you could go 1 year or 25,000 miles on a single oil change. Even their severe service recommendation was 15,000 miles.
Since that day in 1999 I have come to learn everything I can about synthetic lubricants vs conventional (petroleum) lubricants. I started using AMSOIL products in my personal vehicles and recommending them to friends and family. I even became an AMSOIL dealer.
As a leading manufacture of synthetic lubricants AMSOIL has gone on to produce a wide variety of products including motor oils for shorter oil change intervals. Even though it’s most cost effective to using the Signature Series line and change your oil once a year, AMSOIL realizes that customers would like a choice. Some people for various reasons do not want to go that long on an oil change.
AMSOIL now has a 3 tiered line of synthetic passenger car motor oils (PCMO’s) for any oil change interval that a customer wants.
Some reasons people would like to change their oil sooner would be, warranty concerns, dealership/manufacture pressures, driving habits, personal skepticism, and lack of education or understand of how AMSOIL products work. In any case, customers that have a choice are happy customers. I tell my customers, that I do not want them losing sleep at night because they are going longer on an oil change than they feel comfortable.
Now with the 3 tiered approach, a customer can choose which product best fits their needs. Lets take a look at these 3 product lines.
AMSOIL Performance Line OE (Original Equipment)
AMSOIL OE line is designed for the consumer that would like a high quality synthetic motor oil at a reasonable cost. AMSOIL OE has a recommended oil change internal according to what the vehicle manufacture recommends in the owner manual (longest drain) Many of today’s new vehicles recommend between 5,000 and 7500 miles. Some vehicles come with an oil life monitor that determines the proper interval according to driving habits. In the case of a oil life monitor, change AMSOIL OE “when the light comes on”.
AMSOIL OE line comes in 0w20, 5w20, 5w30 and 10w30 viscosity. There is even a 15w40 OE diesel oil for late model pickup trucks that meet the 2007+ CJ4 oil spec.
AMSOIL OE will:
- Improve Fuel Economy
- Maintain Low Emissions
- Protect in All Temperatures
- Keep Engines Clean
Performance Plus AMSOIL XL Line
Formulated for up to 10,000-miles/six month intervals, or longer when recommended in owners’ manuals or indicated by oil monitoring systems. AMSOIL XL with Extended Drain Boost Technology will outperform all conventional oils on the market today. XL is designed for customer that want to take the next step or that would like take advantage of changing oil twice a year. With a six month recommended oil change interval, AMSOIL XL will save you time and money.
AMSOIL XL line comes in 0w20, 5w20, 5w30, 10w30, 10w40 viscosity.
AMSOIL XL will:
- Extended-Drain Boost Technology (up to 10,000 miles or longer)
- Lower Maintenance Costs
- Improve Fuel Economy
- Maintain Low Emissions
- Hot-and Cold-Engine Protection
- Keep Engines Clean (sludge protection)
AMSOIL Signature Series
AMSOIL Signature Series is consider the “Ultimate Performance” motor oil. AMSOIL Signature Series Synthetic Motor Oil delivers extraordinary lubrication in all types of automotive gasoline engines and by combining industry-premier synthetic technology with AMSOIL premium additives, Signature Series Synthetic Motor Oil exceeds the highest performance demands of modern engines.
If you want the best motor oil for your car, AMSOIL Signature Series is it. I have been using the AMSOIL Signature series (previously Series 2000) since 1999. The AMSOIL Signature Series has been the leading high performance oil since the late 90’s. Recently AMSOIL has expanded the Signature Series to include 0w20, 5w20, 0w30, 5w30, and 10w30. Previously only the 0w30 was labled as Signature Series.
AMSOIL Signature Series is recommended for 25,000 miles or 1 year oil change. Even if you are a severe service driver (stop and go, or short trip driving) AMSOIL recommends 15,000 miles or 1 year whichever come first.
AMSOIL Signature Series will:
- Provide the highest protection money can buy
- Provide the highest fuel economy of any motor oil available
- Provide a 25,000 mile or 1 year oil change recommendation
- Provide the best wear protection on the market today
- Reduce oil consumption and emissions
- Excel in all temperature ranges, from extreme cold to extreme hot
AMSOIL Signature Series is what I use and is the best motor oil money can buy.
Now that you have had a chance to to read about an understand the AMSOIL motor oil products for your vehicles. Which product best meets your needs? What is your Oil Change Interval? If you still have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I would be glad to discuss your particular situation and determine the best products to meet your needs.
AMSOIL Dealer/Direct Jobber