Motor oil, whether conventional or synthetic, consists of base oils and additives. The goal when manufacturing base oils is a molecularly uniform, pure substance. Inconsistencies and impurities in base oils limit the finished product’s performance, including fuel economy.
The base oils used in conventional oils are refined from crude oil pumped from within the earth, which contains molecules of different sizes and weights. Conventional oils’ inconsistent molecular structure requires more energy to circulate throughout your engine, reducing fuel economy.
The synthetic base oils used to formulate AMSOIL synthetic lubricants, on the other hand, are manufactured using a process that produces base oils of a uniform molecular structure. The smooth, pure molecules in AMSOIL synthetic lubricants slip easily over one another, increasing lubricity compared to conventional oils and maximizing fuel economy.
AMSOIL INC. has conducted industry-standard tests to demonstrate. For example, AMSOIL synthetic diesel oil, transmission fluid and gear oil increased fuel economy 6.54 percent in short- to medium-haul diesel applications in one test, while boosting fuel economy in diesel trucks used in stop-and-go city driving conditions 3.15 percent in a second test. The same synthetic technology extends to the entire line of AMSOIL synthetic lubricants, delivering maximum fuel economy in all your vehicles and equipment.