(The following is an excerpt from
an article in the Orlando Florida Sentinel newspaper
titled "For long Haul
spending a few dollars
more now on the toughest, most durable products
available for your car will save you money down
Thursday, November 25, 1999
By Richard Truett of The Sentinel Staff
Next up is the motor oil. There
are plenty of excellent motor oils, but one, AMSOIL
100 percent synthetic motor oil, just may be the
best on the market.
It lasts longer, provides better
lubrication and allows your engine to run cooler
and with less friction, said Perry, who swears by
the stuff. Perry said he's never seen an engine
that has been run with AMSOIL fail because of sludge
buildup or lubrication problems.
You'll spend about $50 for an
oil change using AMSOIL, but you'll save money.
Here's how: If you use conventional motor oil, you
should change it along with the filter every 3,000
miles for a cost of about $24 per change.
Remember that automakers consider
Florida a ``severe driving environment'' because
of high heat and heavy traffic, so oil must be changed
here every 3,000 miles or so. However, AMSOIL need
not be changed until you drive 12,000 miles, even
in high heat and heavy traffic, says Perry. Do the
math: Four oil changes at $24 cost $96, compared
with one $50 oil change with AMSOIL.
AMSOIL also makes synthetic automatic
transmission fluid, which Perry says will extend
the life of the transmission because it reduces
heat buildup and provides better lubrication. You'll
spend about $125 to flush out the old transmission
fluid, change the filter and fill up with AMSOIL.
AMSOIL's engine oil and transmission
fluid have been rigorously tested against other
brands. They far exceed all automakers' requirements,
according to AMSOIL. The test results can be seen
Earlier this year, the Sentinel
asked readers to tell us how they kept their cars
running for hundreds of thousands of miles. Many
long-distance drivers wrote back and said they use
AMSOIL. That got me interested in it, so I tried
it. I use AMSOIL in my car, motorcycle and lawn
mower. All three run smoother and cooler.