T-1 Certified Amsoil Dealer 
Paul Smith
Raleigh, NC

For decades, Amsoil has introduced advanced synthetic products specially engineered for diesel, marine, motorcycle, vintage, European, and racing engines. Transmissions and cooling systems, as well as lawn mowers to line trimmers. We cover almost any imaginable vehicle or equipment application with the best products you can buy, and we were the first to develop and market most of them.                            

We dominate motor sports Our oils are used by many teams who advertise for our competitors. They often transport our product in unmarked containers so their sponsors don’t know what they are actually using. We are team sponsors in most motor sports. We are principal sponsors at Myrtle Beach, Daytona, & Sturgis, motorcycles’ largest rallies. 

Our compressor oil was installed in Sears Tire Stores nationwide several years ago. Among other advantages, they credit our product with running their compressors 20º- 40ºF cooler and extending their drain intervals from 3 months to 4 years, yes, years.

Our 2-cycle oil is the only 100:1 premix on the market. It’s that good.

Our propylene glycol antifreeze is environmentally friendly, much safer for pets or wildlife, non-corrosive, and good for 5 years or 150,000 miles, whichever comes first.Cheap antifreeze (found in most U.S. cars) is ethylene glycol based and is extremely poisonous. Regardless of mileage, its additive package is depleted in around 2 years.Then it becomes THE biggest contributor to rust in your engine & water pump, corrosion, and eventual failure, of your radiator, heater core, and deterioration of hoses, seals, & gaskets. Most are expensive repairs. Most repair shops, even if they know this, won’t tell you.

Amsoil’s founder was Lt. Colonel “Al” Amatuzio.  He saw first hand how well synthetics performed in his jet airplane at very low and very high temperatures. Decades earlier in WWII, the Germans were using synthetics in their airplanes before the U.S. had anything but petroleum based oil. Before that war was over, The United States had developed synthetic for airplanes, and it was a major factor in our winning that war. During the Vietnam War, the cost of synthetics for jet airplanes in today’s dollars was over $100.00 per quart and was still too expensive for automotive use.

Colonel “Al” dreamed of changing that – and did he ever! In 1972, he introduced the first API* approved synthetic for automotive use and changed the oil business forever. Since then, all the major oil companies have introduced and now sell a “synthetic.” Also in 1972, Amsoil introduced “Extended Drain Intervals” with its warranted 25,000 mile/one year oil change. Ours is still the only such product available & has been proven valid by millions of customers for almost fifty years. 

Independent and regular ASTM* testing of Amsoil and our competition continues to show that our products are consistently the best of the best. Our competition doesn’t publish their results for obvious reasons. 

The “old man,” as we affectionately called our founder, passed away in 2017 at the age of 92. 

For over ten years, our US military has been using oil filters developed by a major filter manufacturer using nanotechnology.  Amsoil has an exclusive for cars and light trucks. These nanofilters are also available for our customers for over-the-road trucks and construction equipment. These filters will significantly extend the life of an engine, and no one else has them. 

Still, most consumers, fleet operators and even mechanics do not understand the profound differences between petroleum and high quality synthetic lubricants. Vaporization temperature and film strength are probably the two most important. Petroleum oil begins to vaporize at about 250ºF.  It leaves residue, sludge, & deposits harmful to your engine, thickens your oil, and can quickly plug and destroy an $800.00 catalytic converter. For a good synthetic, vaporization temperature is over 600ºF. Film strength (the amount of pressure required to squeeze a lubricant from between two surfaces) for petroleum oil is about 700 psi. A good synthetic is close to 3000 psi.

Next time you’re in Walmart, a parts store, your car dealer, or auto repair shop you’re not likely to see or hear much about synthetics. These retailers make more money selling you the cheap stuff much more frequently. 

Then, for fleet operations with larger vehicles, there are more money saving secrets that big oil and vehicle manufacturers don’t want you to know about: by-pass filtration and fluids analysis. By-pass filtration features a secondary filter and eliminates nearly all contaminants in engine oil. They have high capacities and eliminate much smaller particles (down to less than 2 microns) than regular filters. These systems reduce engine wear and increase oil volume, making the engine run cooler. This keeps the oil analytically clean and virtually eliminates wear and the need for oil changes. 

Then, with fluid sample analysis, an independent ISO accredited analysis lab can show you in great detail what’s happening inside an engine, transmission, or cooling system without disassembly. Your report tells you parts per million (PPM) of everything in your fluids, and gives you a recommendation as to continued use. Fluid analysis along with by-pass filtration will greatly extend drain intervals (to half-a-million miles or more), maximize equipment life, reduce maintenance costs, identify minor problems before they become major failures, significantly reduce downtime, and increase surplus property sales values.