AMSOIL synthetic motor oils, gear lubes and transmission fluids effectively improve fuel efficiency through reduced friction (fluid friction and friction between moving parts), superior thermal and oxidative stability and resistance to volatility. AMSOIL Account Direct provides information and assistance to customers wanting to order AMSOIL synthetic lubricants at wholesale prices.
Fluid Friction Decreases Fuel Consumption
Refined petroleum-based lubricants are composed of irregular molecules of various sizes. As they slip across each other, excess friction is created. The vehicle’s engine must bum extra fuel to overcome this friction, decreasing fuel economy. AMSOIL synthetic lubricants, on the other hand, contain only smooth, uniform molecules that easily slip across each other, reducing internal friction within the lubricant, allowing fuel to be diverted from the task of overcoming friction to reaching the drivetrain, decreasing overall fuel consumption.
In addition, AMSOIL offers lower cold temperature viscosity synthetic motor oils that further reduce fluid friction and increase fuel economy in below-normal operating temperatures without sacrificing protection and performance. Synthetic 5W-40 Premium API CJA Diesel Oil (DEO), for example, is recommended for diesel applications requiring heavier cold temperature viscosity 15W-40 diesel oils, while Synthetic OW-20 Synthetic Motor Oil (ASM) is recommended for gasoline applications requiring 5W-20 motor oils, and Signature Series OW-30 Synthetic Motor Oil (SSO) is recommended for gasoline applications requiring 5W-30 and 10W-30 motor oils.
Friction Between Moving Parts
Oil viscosity plays a critical role in reducing friction. If viscosity is too high, it contributes to fluid friction, while oil with a viscosity that is too low cannot adequately maintain a complete, unbroken oil film between engine surfaces. Without this film, excess friction is created between moving parts, increasing wear and fuel consumption.
The synthetic construction of AMSOIL synthetic lubricants ensures viscosity remains consistent due to excellent high temperature/high shear properties, maintaining an unbroken oil film between engine parts, reducing friction and decreasing fuel consumption.