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Once a Year Oil Changes Help the Environment and Your Engine
When the first synthetic motor oil was approved by the American
Petroleum Institute (API) in 1972, a few hundred members of the
motoring public happily discovered that they could use one oil for
all temperature extremes. Plus, they could extend their oil changes
beyond the standard 3,000 miles.
Inspired by aerospace technology,
this original 10W-40 oil was developed by jet fighter squadron
commander Lieutenant Colonel Albert J. Amatuzio. 35 years later,
the Amsoil product line has grown to include the finest quality
synthetic motor oils, synthetic diesel oils, gear lubes, synthetic
greases, industrial lubricants, oil filters, air filters and
automotive performance products.
Auto manufacturers are now recommending extending oil changes to
7,000 mile intervals and Amsoil offers oils that are rated for
35,000 miles, or one year. Additionally, a growing number of motor
vehicle manufacturers factory fill their high performance engines
and transmissions with synthetics and require the continued use of
them in their warranties. Amsoil exceeds all manufacturers’
specifications, including General Motors’ GM-4718 requirements.
extending oil changes, waste oil is significantly reduced. A
vehicle driven 25,000 miles in one year would need 3.3 fewer oil
changes on a 7,500 mile schedule and 8.3 fewer oil changes on a
3,000 mile schedule.
Amsoil also helps engines run cleaner and with less friction, which
helps your engine run better, longer and reduces exhaust emissions:
which improves air quality. Amsoil has been proven to increase fuel
economy by 2% - 5%. To put 5% into perspective, a vehicle driven
15,000 miles annually, using gas that costs $3.10 a gallon, would
save $88 a year.
Local business people use and trust Amsoil.
Woodland pharmacist now has 500,000 miles on the original engine and
transmission of his 1993 Lincoln Town Car. He far exceeds the mpg
for which it was originally rated.
Yolo County limousine service has a 2000 stretch limousine, which
still smogs in the new car range and gets 22 mpg while carrying 10
local custom motorcycle builder specs Amsoil 20W-50 in his Harley
engines, because it drops the operating temperature 40 – 50 degrees.