"It seems that people always begin to look at me funny when I start to explain to them that yes, there is environmentally friendly motor oil. There seems to be a grand misconception about us, and what we do. It's quick to judge oil companies, because for years and years, big oil has been a quick and easy target for environmentalists. Images of oil riggers pinching, pumping and sucking crude from the ground, vehicles, exhaust, smog and so many other images have been racked into our minds for so long, who can blame anyone for looking at oil companies in a negative factor. We all know that digging oil is harmful to Mother Nature, and care should be taken when poking holes in her ground. And this is where we only begin to differ from big oil." - Bannon C. Woods Jr.
Where and How it's Produced
First and foremost, Amsoil Inc, brews its own oil in their factories. It’s not pumped from the ground. It's specifically designed for less consumption, cleaner burning, and extended drain intervals. All of these we will touch up on later.
Reducing our Dependence on Foreign Oil
Since it's made in the USA , by Americans, creating new jobs, and not purchased from over seas, this is a significant step in reducing our dependence. With distribution centers and a vast dealer network also in Canada, more jobs are created here at home also. Canada Synthetics is proud to be part of the ever growing Amsoil network. Back to the Environment...
When you use a higher quality synthetic, one that is designed not to break down, not to fail, not to burn, it's only natural you will get less emissions. Just imagine, if only 10% of the cars in North America switched to Amsoil, and they all reduced their emissions by, say, 10%... how much smog would not be generated in 1 year? It's almost unbelievable to imagine it. Amsoil 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 pollution. Six oils that underwent the NOACK Volatility Test. Of all the oils tested, AMSOIL shows dramatically less weight loss. Less than half the weight loss of its closest counterpart. Some oils tested lost almost 20 percent of their weight. That means almost one fifth of the oil boils away and is released into the environment. For most cars, that’s approximately a quart of oil being burned and expelled into nature. The thicker oil left behind after volatization 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.
A smoother running engine, combined with a smoother running drivetrain, simply takes less fuel to run. Crude, or motor oil isn't the only enemy in this war against pollution, fuel is as well. When we use less fuel...we create less emissions, and start to repair a broken ozone layer, and of course start to turn the tide to a healthier, cleaner world. The advanced lubricity (slipperiness) of AMSOIL synthetic lubricants has been proven to increase fuel economy by 2-5%. AMSOIL reduces friction and allows your engine to use its heat energy more efficiently. How Much Is a 5% Savings in Fuel? The average person drives slightly more than 10,000 miles each year. A 5% savings in fuel gives you more than $18 in savings a year (assuming you get 30 mpg, at $1.10 per gallon).
Efficient running vehicles require less maintenance. There are no two ways about it. Less grease, less lubricants, less aerosol spray cans, less everything.
Amsoil products are made with a higher quality then any other maintenance products out there on the market. They perform better, and last longer. This includes but not limited to, bearing greases, differential fluids, radiator fluids/coolant, metal lubricants, silicone lubricants etc. Just for fun, lets say only 1 million people switched to Amsoil maintenance products, but only chose the Amsoil MP Metal protector for example. Instead of using 2 cans of other the competitor’s lubricant, they only had to use 1. Easy math as far as we're concerned; a small amount of the population, just saved 1 million aerosol cans from being used…that right there is a lot less waste! Not so insignificant anymore.
Extended Drain Intervals: The Pride of Amsoil
How often do you change your oil? Every 3000 miles? Every 5000 miles? What would you say if I told you that you could extend your oil change intervals to 25,000 miles or more? For example the SSO 0w-30 Signature Series 100% Synthetic Motor Oil that Amsoil proudly produces, can reach up to 35,000miles before an oil change is expected.
Let’s do some math on this one.
In 1993 an estimated 189.5 million motorized vehicles were on the road in the United States alone, and an estimated 700 million motorized vehicles were in operation throughout the world. If, by petroleum oil manufacturer’s recommendations, these vehicles have their oil changed every 3,000 miles on an average five-quart system, almost 1 billion quarts of used oil will be generated each month. Just think about the savings on the environment if, for example, the 135 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, 11.4 billion to 22.3 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 you put 22.3 billion quarts of used oil into 55-gallon barrels and loaded them onto semi-trucks, a line of trucks would stretch end-to-end from Los Angeles to Washington D.C. and back to Los Angeles . And of course there is another side of this, a much uglier side unfortunately.
How Dangerous is Used Oil?
It is estimated at present 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 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 kill fish. Improperly disposed used oil is dangerous. Improperly dumped used oil seeps through landfills into ground water, disrupts bacterial digestion in sewer treatment plants and washes into lakes and harbors.
At present, used motor oil is the largest single source of oil pollution in our nation’s waterways. Certainly the first thing we can do is not create so much used oil to begin with, and we can recycle the used oil we have. Both synthetic and conventional motor oils can be recycled at any used oil recycling center.
There is an impending reality check here. We all would love to say that all used motor oil is going to the proper places, but well, it simply isn't.
- 40% is dumped on the ground or down the sewer filter
- 21% is thrown out with the trash ending up in landfills
- 19% is reused for misc. purposes
- 14% is recycled
Wouldn’t it be great if we could change that? We here at Canada Synthetics believe it's possible.CONTACT US today, and be part of something much bigger than a quick lube change.