Oil Companies Have a Different Agenda
president of Pennzoil-Quaker State-owned Jiffy Lube International, was quoted
in a 2001 Lubricants World interview as saying, "At [PQS] we use a number
internally that if we [shortened the drain interval] by 100 miles [for each
car serviced], it would mean an additional $20 million in revenue for the
company." He also explained that "if we could move our customers to get
one more oil change per year, it's worth $294 million for the oil change
alone and $441 million in revenue, when you include the ancillary products
and services customers typically buy along with the oil change."
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that produce less waste oil, additives to save fuel, biodegradable antifreeze,
to general and specific cleaners for your home, garage, and car, truck,
boat, RV, ATV, and snowmobile. As an AMSOIL customer you even have wholesale
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has recommended 25,000 mile/one year drain intervals since 1972.
delivers the highest quality lubricants on the market. It's the AMSOIL identity,
and it's what customers expect. Al Amatuzio coined the phrase "extended
drain interval," and from the beginning, AMSOIL synthetic motor oils have
been formulated for extended drain intervals.
backed off 25,000 mile oil change intervals in 1974.
briefly recommended 25,000 mile oil drains in the 1970's. It's not difficult
to figure out who they were trying to compete with. AMSOIL was the only
other company offering synthetic motor oils and recommended 25,000 mile
drain intervals. However, it may be that because vehicle manufacturers weren't
yet comfortable with extended drain intervals, Mobil retracted its extended
drain recommendations and simply recommended motorists follow the intervals
specified in their vehicle's owners manual. Of course, traditional oil change
recommendations also allow Mobil and other motor oil companies to sell a
lot more oil. Everyone wins but the customer.
stands apart from the competition.
has always formulated its products to be the absolute best, continually
researching ways to make its already outstanding products even better. Other
oil companies, however, are beholden to shareholders, and one could speculate
that their incentive is to maximize profit. They formulate oils down to
a price, rather than formulating them to be the best they can be. Then,
they price their products to maximize profits. In addition, AMSOIL has 33
years of experience blending premium extended drain synthetic oils. That's
33 years worth of proven performance in the field.
products are available for less.
suggested retail price of the top oil in ExxonMobil's new line, Mobil 1
Extended Performance, is $5.79 to $5.99 a quart. That's right in line with
AMSOIL 5W-30 and 10W-30, which retail for $5.95 a quart. By registering
as an AMSOIL Preferred Customer, customers pay only $4.65 a quart(XL-7500
$5.20 retail/$3.95 preferred), and even less when purchasing by the case.
close look at ExxonMobil's new long drain motor oil line reveals that
two are petroleum based, one is a synthetic blend and only one, Mobil 1
Extended Performance, is a full synthetic. The petroleum based products
are recommended for 5,000 mile drains, the synthetic blend for 7,500 mile
drains and Extended Performance for 15,000 mile drains. However, a look
at the fine print reveals that ExxonMobil is still recommending drivers
follow the oil drain recommendations listed in their owners manuals during
the warranty period. AMSOIL synthetic motor oils are recommended for
25,000 mile or one year drain intervals in both new and older vehicles.
The AMSOIL warranty stands behind this recommendation.
the Mobil1.com Web Site
Mobil Clean 5000 a synthetic oil or a synthetic blend?
Clean 5000 is not a synthetic or synthetic blend. While it does offer high
performance, the base stock composition is non-synthetic.
competitive brands included in testing of the new Mobil high-endurance line?
If so, which brands and how did they perform compare to the new Mobil products?
do not cite competitive brands that we test against. This line-up consists
of completely new products and with these products we are setting a new
standard in oil change intervals. I can assure you that the new products
were tested against quality products that are representative of branded
these tests and results conducted and validated by an independent third
many cases, our additive suppliers actually conducted the testing.
This is very common in our industry and deemed an acceptable practice.
formulation differences exist between Mobil Clean 7500 and the synthetic
blend, Mobil Drive Clean Plus, introduced in the spring of 2003?
Mobil Clean 7500 is a new formula, there are similarities to Mobil Drive
Clean Plus Synthetic Blend. Both formulas are a blend of premium conventional
base fluids and a high-performance synthetic fluid. Also, both formulas
offer an extra level of cleaning agents versus our conventional oil.