Ecological and Environmental Benefits of
It is estimated that over 240 million gallons of oil are improperly
discarded annually. Dumping 240 million gallons of oil is nearly the
same as two Exxon Valdez spills each month. Just one quart of used
oil can produce a two-acre oil slick. One gallon of oil can make one
million gallons of water too foul to drink and 35 ppm of oil will
Most automobile manufacturers recommend oil
drain intervals of 3,000 to 6,000 miles for petroleum motor oils.
AMSOIL recommends up to a 35,000-mile oil change which is 5 to 11
times fewer oil changes. Just think about the savings on the
environment if, for example, the 243 million cars (excluding trucks,
buses and taxis) in the United States were equipped with AMSOIL motor oil. Assuming an average
service-life of 100,000 miles and an oil capacity of 5 quarts each,
20.2 billion to 40.5 billion quarts of used oil will be generated
during a regular service lifetime (with regular oil changes every
3,000 to 6,000 miles). If 40.5 billion quarts of used oil were put
into 55-gallon barrels and lined up, the line would stretch from
Los Angeles to Washington D.C.
and back 12 times. Alternatively, if each of those 243 million cars
was equipped with AMSOIL synthetic motor oils and following oil
drain intervals of 7,500 to 35,000 miles, only 3.5 billion to 16.2
billion quarts of oil would be consumed in the same period.
For over three decades, AMSOIL INC. has been recognized as the
leader in synthetic lubrication technology. AMSOIL was the first to
introduce a synthetic motor oil qualified by the American Petroleum
Institute, the first to recommend 25,000- mile/one-year drain
intervals, the first to recommend 35,000-mile/one-year drain
intervals, and the first to implement a system for dramatically
increasing drain intervals with oil analysis. Decades of research,
laboratory analysis and millions of engine miles have kept AMSOIL
the leader in automotive applications for synthetic lubrication.
Although the results have paid off in maximizing efficiency and
minimizing waste, more can be done. AMSOIL is the leader in
synthetics and will continue to explore ways to reduce environmental
impact through continued research, analysis and product development. AMSOIL:
ISO 14001:2004 Registered
Ecological and Economical Benefits
1. Reduces Emissions, Increases Engine Life
Each year nearly 600 million gallons of motor
oil are burned and exit through the tailpipes of cars and trucks,
creating emissions pollution. Petroleum oils volatilize (burn off)
more readily than AMSOIL synthetic oils and create more emissions
2. Greater Fuel Economy
The advanced lubricity (slipperiness) of AMSOIL
synthetic lubricants has been proven to increase fuel economy by
2-5%. AMSOIL lubricants reduce friction and allow your engine to
use its heat-energy more efficiently.
3. How Much Is 5%?
If a person averages more than 15,000 miles
each year, and spends an average of $2.50 per gallon of gas, a 5%
savings would be $75 per year (assuming an average of 25 mpg).
Recycling just two gallons of used oil can
generate enough electricity to run the average household for nearly 24
Three states in the U.S. have classified used
motor oil as a hazardous waste: California, Rhode Island and
The used oil from one oil change can contaminate
1 million gallons of fresh water - a year's supply for 50 people.
If all Americans who changed their own oil
recycled their used oil, it would provide enough motor oil for more
than 50 million cars a year. Imagine how much foreign oil that would
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