Q: What types of tests were conducted?
A: The independent tests mentioned included sequence IVA wear testing done by ASE, viscosity/film strength analysis by Golden Bear Oil Company, and ferrous/non-ferrous wear testing by Hot Shot’s Secret. These are all widely recognized as standard methods to evaluate an oil’s performance.
Q: How can I find the full test reports?
A: Many test reports can be found on the respective testing organization’s website through online search or on Amsoil’s website in their technical section for transparency.
Q: Were the tests really unbiased?
A: Yes, the testing bodies like ASE and Golden Bear have no affiliation with Amsoil and conducted impartial, third-party evaluations using established industry procedures. Their mandate is to provide objective data to consumers.
Q: How do the results compare to newer tests?
A: Amsoil continues to outperform competitors in newer independent testing as well, showing their superior formulation stands the test of time. However, testing is ongoing to ensure the highest protection with new technologies.
Q: Do you have to change Amsoil more often?
A: No, Amsoil’s advanced additive package allows it to maintain protection longer than other oils. Most sources recommend changing at the manufacturer interval or longer, unlike some competitors that may need more frequent changes.
Q: Is Amsoil worth the price for my daily driver?
A: For most daily-driven vehicles, Amsoil’s protection and extended drain intervals relative to other premium synthetic oils makes it a worthwhile investment that saves money in the long-run by reducing maintenance costs and repairs related to engine wear.