the last two years, AMSOIL has introduced more new
products and made more technical advances than during
any other period in the companys storied 33-year
history. AMSOIL now provides engine oils for nearly
every application, multiple gear oils, greases, fuel
additives and appearance products. To offer a more
wellrounded selection of automotive products, AMSOIL
also offers high quality products from other manufacturers
such as BOSCH. Recently, AMSOILs focus has been
on the filtration market. The recently launched Ea
Filter line includes the finest filtration products
in the world for the auto/light truck market, and
Donaldson covers the heavy-duty market. To complement
the Ea line of filters, AMSOIL now offers WIX filters,
allowing one-stop shopping for automotive customers.
AMSOIL will carry over 700 WIX air, oil, fuel, racing
and transmission filters for automotive and light
A History of Excellence
WIX is well-known around the world
for its innovative filtration products for the automotive
and light truck market. Founded in 1939, the Gastonia,
N.C., company earned acclaim during World War II when
it created an oil filter out of a paper tube, wooden
plugs and yarn when steel was in short supply. In
1954 WIX created the revolutionary spin-on oil filter
that was eventually adopted as original equipment
on most vehicles.
Today WIX manufactures some of the
best air, lube, cabin air, fuel crank case breather
and transmission filtration products on the market.
The company is also widely known for its support of
WIX oil filters have a full metal
base plate for superior strength at the double seal.
They also feature a silicone anti-drainback valve
that stays flexible in extreme temperatures. This
improves oil flow and keeps oil in the filter to prevent
WIX oil filters use an up-front by-pass
valve. This design is superior to top-mounted valves
because it helps to keep oil from washing past dirty
media and entering the engine. The glass-enhanced
media in WIX oil filters offers greater efficiency,
capturing more 10 to 12 micron sized particles than
other cellulose/synthetic blend medias. They also
have a coil steel spring to ensure internal filter
parts are sealed properly.
WIX panel element air filters have
a linear path through the filter for low airflow restriction,
a specially formulated adhesive to form WIXs
exclusive pocket pleat for the filter media and a
soft sealing urethane gasket molded in place on the
Radial air filters are constructed
of mesh screen on the inside wall diameter for element
strength and media protection from backfire. Each
round filter is manufactured with heat-resistant plastisol
with specially designed crush seals on the top and
bottom walls and adhesive seal joining the media ends.
Additional Filtration Products AMSOIL offers WIX filtration
products for auto/light truck and racing applications.
This includes not only standard air and oil filters,
but fuel, transmission, cabin air and filters specially
designed for racing as well.
WIX fuel filters provide unmatched
fuel cleansing performance. They prevent pump wear,
injector clogging, premature engine wear and help
boost fuel efficiency. WIX fuel filters offer quick,
easy filter replacement, long life and the possibility
of extended service intervals. WIX spin-on filters
reduce the possibility of improperly installed cover
gaskets, and they provide effective, easy draining
of excess water on filters equipped with the drain
plug. The superior materials, design and construction
of WIX fuel filters provide excellent performance
under all types of operating conditions.
AMSOIL will also offer the full line
of industry-leading WIX transmission filters for passenger
cars and light trucks. WIX transmission filters provide
superior protection for many transmission applications
in the auto/light truck market.
Cabin Air Filters
AMSOIL now carries the entire WIX
line of high-efficiency cabin interior air filters
for passenger cars and light trucks.
WIX filters are supplemental to AMSOIL
Ea filters, therefore AMSOIL will not offer any WIX
filtration products that cross to an Ea filter. WIX
filters should be changed in accordance with original
equipment manufacturers (OEM) recommendations.
WIX Racing Filters
AMSOIL is carrying WIX racing filters
in addition to filters for more common automotive
and light truck applications. WIX has been a part
of racing and NASCAR for many years, both as a sponsor
and in the race cars. The companys long-standing
relationship with NASCAR not only demonstrates that
WIX filters are high-quality products, but it also
shows WIXs dedication to racing, making it a
perfect match for AMSOIL.
WIX is an associate sponsor of the
Joe Gibbs Racing No. 18 car driven by 2000 Winston
Cup Champion Bobby Labonte in the Nextel Cup Series.
WIX is also an air filter contingency sponsor in the
NASCAR contingency sponsorship program, awarding cash
prizes to WIX-sponsored drivers in the Nextel Cup,
Busch Grand National, Craftsman Truck, Winston West
and Busch North Series that finish in first, second
or third place.
WIX also sponsors Joe Gibbs Racings
No. 20 car driven by 2005 Nextel Cup Champion Tony
Stewart, along with Richard Childress Racing, Bill
Davis Racing, Dale Earnhardt, Inc., Evernham Motorsports,
Hendrick Motorsports, Roush Racing and Robert Yates
Racing in NASCARs Nextel Cup Series.
WIX racing filters are specially
designed for racing applications and are not intended
for normal driving applications. AMSOIL will carry
all WIX racing filters, which includes 10 oil, 14
air and 2 fuel filters.