Tag Archives: fuel economy

Most “electrified” vehicles still use motor oil The auto industry is changing, but not the Dealer opportunity. Matt Erickson | DIRECTOR, TECHNICAL PRODUCT MANAGEMENT Does do term “electrification” make you fear for the future of the internal combustion engine and your Dealership? As we explained in the April 2018 AMSOIL Magazine and again at the […]

When you see a Low-viscosity Number – Don’t be Alarmed Michael Meuli | VICE PRESIDENT, TECHNICAL DEVELOPMENT As motor oil viscosity continues to decrease, base oil and additive quality become more important. Despite uncertainty surrounding future CAFÉ standards, fuel economy remains the biggest driver of innovation in the auto industry. One strategy for increasing fuel […]

Is an Engine Flush Good or Bad? John Baker|Nov 26, 2018 11:00 AM To flush or not to flush. It’s a question whose answer is obvious in the bathroom, but vigorously debated in the garage. Let’s get right to the point. Is an engine flush good or bad? Side note from Oilordering Team: There are two […]

Is Premium Gasoline Worth the Money? John Baker| You probably saw the AAA report announcing that motorists wasted $2.1 billion last year using premium gasoline in vehicles that don’t require it. Maybe a few of those billions came from your wallet. It’s a common misconception that premium gasoline has higher energy content than regular gasoline […]

DEEP CLEAN: P.I. PERFORMANCE IMPROVER GASOLINE ADDITIVE P.i. Performance Improver Gasoline Additive (API) now features a new label, formula and capless- compatible bottle. The popular deepcleaning gasoline additive continues to restore your engine’s power and performance and increase fuel economy. Maximum Fuel Economy AMSOIL P.i. is a potent gasoline performance improver featuring concentrated detergents that […]

Today’s Gas Engines can Produce as much Soot as Yesterday’s Diesels. Matt Erickson | TECHNICAL MANAGER – PCLT PRODUCTS AND MECHANICAL R&D I bet most of you reading this have some level of emotional attachment to traditional vehicles. The muscle-car era of the 1960s and 1970s kindled a lifelong passion for cars for millions of […]

Ask AMSOIL: Should I Use Racing Oil in my Daily Driver? Motorists who are passionate about engine protection and performance can easily succumb to the following line of reasoning: 1) Racing engines are more severe than my engine. 2) Racing engines use racing oil. 3) Therefore, I should use racing oil in my vehicle for […]

How Does Synthetic Motor Oil Increase Fuel Economy? John Baker|May 16, 2016 2:04 PM Although gas is hovering around only $2.00 per gallon these days, increasing fuel economy is still a top priority for most automakers, due in large part to more strict corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) requirements on the horizon. One strategy automakers […]

Solving Next Generation Turbo/GDI Problems These increasingly common features of modern engines heighten power and efficiency, but also present serious challenges to motor oil. The push toward smaller, fuel-efficient, yet powerful engines has driven the development of several key technologies. Gasoline direct injection (GDI) and turbochargers are now common features of passenger cars and light […]

What are CAFÉ Standards? John Baker|May 08, 2017 1:22 PM Back in March, news hit that the Trump administration was considering reevaluating the corporate average fuel economy (CAFÉ) standards that mandate fleet-wide fuel economy of 54.5 mpg by 2025. Some claim the standards are too strict, will cost jobs and will take money from people’s […]

Choosing the Right Diesel Oil Choosing the Right Diesel Oil The introduction of AMSOIL Signature Series Max-Duty Synthetic Diesel Oil and Heavy-Duty Synthetic Diesel Oil brings even greater protection and performance, as well as additional viscosity options. How can you decide which oil is right for you? Signature Series 5W-30 (DHD) Newer Over-the-Road Trucks Mixed […]