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OUR BLOG

01/31/2017

Research shows that excessive engine idling increases the amount of fuel burned and negatively affect the engine life. For example, an hour of engine idling is the same as almost 120 minutes of driving time. This will put more wear and tear on the engine over time and lead to loss of substantial fuel economy.

Engine idling is typically unavoidable during day-to-day driving. Sitting in traffic, waiting for the kids after school, excessive idling creates engine wear without advancing your odometer. 

The service life of a motor oil is described in miles; however, it is greatly affected by a vehicle’s operating conditions. This is why AMSOIL provides definitions for normal and severe service. Commercial and fleet vehicles are automatically included in the severe service category due to the nature of their operating conditions. Vehicles that frequently tow, haul and plow are obvious candidates for the category, but excessive idling is often overlooked.

The detrimental effects of high idle-times are numerous:

  • Compromised injector tips, turbochargers and valve seats (diesel engines)
  • Decreased fuel economy
  • Incomplete fuel combustion, leading to fuel dilution and lowered oil viscosity, additive concentration and oil pressure – all of which increase the risk of wear
  • Increased oil consumption

Signature Series Motor Oil counteracts some of the effects of prolonged idling by preventing deposits and resisting oil volatility (burn-off). Its unique synthetic formulation maximizes energy efficiency for optimum fuel economy.  It is vital to install a quality motor oil in your vehicle and maintain an accurate log of both mileage and hours of engine operation. Combining Signature Series Motor Oil with the appropriate drain interval will help prevent engine wear and costly repairs.
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