Amsoil vs. Mobil 1
If ever there was a debate about who makes the best synthetic oil then the Amsoil vs. Mobil 1 argument clearly gets the most attention. Yes, I know you’re reading this article on an Amsoil Dealers website so you think it will be a forgone conclusion I’m going to say Amsoil right? Well read through this article as my goal is to simply cut through the clutter that seems to cloud this very topic of the best synthetic oil.
The other night I was on both google and YouTube reading up on the forums and watching some videos and one thing was very apparent; the best oil was always the one that person was using. What was very consistent in all the articles and videos is no one could really say they used more than one brand or at the most two in order to offer up some kind of comparison. So the guys that used Castrol Syntec liked Castrol and the guys that used Mobil 1 liked their oil best.
No one gave any hard data or any particular facts that would indicate they had any background in testing a motor oil and that is the point of this article. If you really wanted to know if one product worked better than another then wouldn’t it be logical to run side by side test that can be measured?
No need to make this complicated and you don’t have to be a chemist in order to test a few different oils in your engine, just be able to figure out your mpg is all it takes. If you are going to test any oil against Amsoil always make Amsoil the last oil you test. I have seen other oils show better test results if it was tested after Amsoil because of the residual Amsoil left inside the motor.
The mpg your vehicle gets is an exact formula of energy used and nothing more, this test can’t be rigged because the efficiency of your engine is the result of the resistance it must overcome plain and simple. In simplified terms if the internal components inside your engine have to overcome less resistance due to a lubricant making it easier for these components to move then the oil that delivers the highest mpg is the better oil, make sense?
In well over a hundred test that I personally ran or assisted others in determining what oils deliver the best results, Amsoil never finished less than first. It was virtual tie between Mobil 1 and Castrol Syntec for second place, however their fuel mileage increases were negligible at best. Amsoil consistently showed increases in the 1.5 to as much as 3.5 more mpg and this was just in the engine, you can expect better fuel mileage when changing transmission and gear oil too.
So before you go out there on the internet and research the best synthetic oil just use some basic common sense and don’t be swayed by just a few who prefer a certain brand. The big difference with Amsoil is this; if you ran one of the other top 3 synthetic oils on the market and regularly changed your oil every 5,000-7,500 miles you will more then likely experience a trouble free vehicle, you won’t get any argument from me on that. However, I would encourage you to explore the benefits of Amsoil for two reasons; better fuel mileage and longer drain intervals.