Why AMSOIL Products are Better for The Environment in Many Ways
AMSOIL, Inc. has always been dedicated to developing products that are better for the environment. AMSOIL was the first oil company to recommend 25,000-mile/one-year oil change intervals. By safely extending oil change intervals, AMSOIL synthetic lubricants dramatically reduce the amount of waste oil and empty oil containers that are disposed of. As you are about to see, this is just one of the many ways that AMSOIL can help the environment. You will also see how AMSOIL can help your wallet, too! This is not a new fad that AMSOIL is jumping on board with – it is the history of AMSOIL, the way AMSOIL has operated since 1972!
Environmentally Conscious Products
Since AMSOIL’s introduction of the world’s first synthetic engine oil, AMSOIL lubricants have been setting new standards for motor oil quality. AMSOIL synthetic lubricants are specially designed to protect engine components, reduce emissions, last longer, reduce fuel consumption and prevent environmental pollution. From the beginning, AMSOIL synthetic engine oils have outperformed conventional petroleum engine oils on all counts.
In addition to extended oil change intervals, AMSOIL synthetic engine oils provide superior protection for engine components, extending the life of the engine and reducing the need for replacing engine parts. They are also thermally stable with a strong resistance to high-temperature volatility (burn-off), preventing sludge deposits and keeping engines clean. Low volatility and clean operation reduce oil consumption and reduce emissions.
AMSOIL lubricants also reduce friction and allow engines to use energy more efficiently. The advanced lubricity (slipperiness) of AMSOIL synthetic lubricants has been proven to increase fuel economy by 2 to 5 percent. This helps to reduce foreign oil dependency and reduce fuel consumption.
AMSOIL also manufactures gasoline additives and diesel fuel additives that improve performance and fuel efficiency. AMSOIL P.i. Performance Improver Gasoline Additive maximizes fuel efficiency by dissolving and removing fuel system deposits and other contaminants for improved power and overall performance. It also reduces hydrocarbons up to 15%, carbon monoxide up to 26% and nitrous oxides up to 17%.
AMSOIL Diesel Injector Clean Fuel Additive improves performance, fuel efficiency and longevity of diesel engines while reducing deposits, black smoke and emissions. It improves fuel economy by cleaning dirty injectors and restores horsepower.
Emissions Are a Leading Cause of Air Pollution
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA, air pollution comes from factories, businesses, consumer products, and, most of all, from cars, trucks and buses. Pollution from vehicles cause two of our worst air pollution problems, smog and carbon monoxide. Although cars cause less pollution today than they have in the past, there are more cars on the road today (averaging more than two per family) and people are driving more due to urban sprawl. According to the EPA, consumers drive 6.3 billion miles a day, compared to 2.4 billion in 1965.
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 engine oils and create more emissions. The thicker oil left behind after volatilization contributes to damaging deposits, sticky piston rings and oil blow-by, all of which cause reduced engine life, reduced fuel economy and increased air pollution.
Solutions to Environmental Pollution
Today’s mechanized society cannot function without lubricants. While oil is a necessity, it is also potentially destructive to nature. Therefore, it is important to select innovative, efficient products that help solve pollution problems. AMSOIL synthetic engine oils resist chemical breakdown and the formation of sludge, keeping engines cleaner, therefore reducing emissions and air pollution.
The life of a lubricant is dependent upon the quality of the oil. AMSOIL synthetic engine oils have been specifically designed not to oxidize, volatilize or shear, resulting in an engine oil that lasts dramatically longer than conventional motor oils. While conventional motor oil manufacturers have historically recommended oil changes every 3,000 miles, AMSOIL synthetic engine oils have been protecting engines for up to 25,000 miles (up to 50,000 in diesel applications) or one year. AMSOIL synthetic engine oils protect engine components, reduce emissions, last longer and reduce fuel consumption – all features that are solutions to environmental pollution.
Reducing Our Carbon Footprint
Consumers today are more selective than ever, which makes AMSOIL a perfect fit for their needs. Customers do not have to sacrifice power and performance to reduce their carbon footprint – they can simply switch to AMSOIL. By switching to AMSOIL synthetic oil, customers receive all of the benefits previously mentioned, as well as environmental benefits they may not be aware of.
The AMSOIL extended oil drain capabilities intrinsically benefit the environment, as the disposal of used motor oil is significantly reduced. There is also an immense reduction in the amount of discarded packaging waste. At the same time, AMSOIL reduces the number of times a customer needs to get his or her oil changed, making extended oil change intervals much more convenient. (This also reduces the gas necessary to drive to the oil change location every 3,000 miles.)
Oil filters are also a significant contributor to environmental waste and by using AMSOIL Ea Oil Filters, customers can be sure that they are receiving the highest quality filtration while embracing yet another easy way to reduce waste. Because of their extended oil filter life, customers need to change AMSOIL Ea Oil Filters less often.
It seems like messages on the importance of “going green” and reducing our carbon footprint are everywhere these days. Consumers are becoming more and more conscious about how the purchasing decisions they make impact the environment. On the other hand, worries over rising costs of everyday products (fuel, groceries, etc.) have consumers scrambling to find a product that they can feel good about that won’t break the bank. Because AMSOIL saves time and money by dramatically extending oil change intervals, AMSOIL is an affordable, easy way to reduce your carbon footprint!
Environmentally Conscious Company
AMSOIL, Inc. doesn’t just leave the responsibilities of environmental protection to their products; AMSOIL is an environmentally responsible company that is diligent in making efforts to keep the earth clean. AMSOIL recycles virtually 100% of the corrugated trays and packaging boxes that come into the facilities, equaling several tons of recycled cardboard each month. All used steel drums and all “clean” plastic bottles are also recycled. AMSOIL is in the process of exploring how to recycle used stretch wrap and banding as well.
The AMSOIL Center was originally a grocery distribution warehouse, which required 109,000 square feet of refrigeration and freezer space and 6.2 miles of copper pipe. Since AMSOIL did not need the refrigeration systems, the Freon and the copper pipe were recycled before moving into the space. In addition to the copper pipes, the AMSOIL Center came fully equipped with office furniture. Instead of tossing the furniture into a dumpster to be hauled off to the land fill, AMSOIL partnered with an organization named Common Ground and donated it to 38 different non-profit organizations.
How You Can Help the Environment
Since 1972, AMSOIL INC. has been recognized as the leader in synthetic lubrication technology. AMSOIL was the first to introduce a synthetic engine oil qualified by the American Petroleum Institute, the first to recommend 25,000-mile/one-year oil change intervals, and the first to implement a system for dramatically increasing oil drain intervals even longer through oil analysis. Decades of research, laboratory analysis and millions of engine miles have kept AMSOIL the leader in synthetic lubrication. Through continued research and product development, AMSOIL is dedicated to reducing environmental impact.
AMSOIL provides all the tools necessary for extending oil change intervals while maintaining engine protection. Now it is up to you to learn more about the 3,000-mile oil change myth and see how you can help the environment when you buy AMSOIL!