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It would be great id a single oil would meet all your vehicles' lubrication needs. However, cars and motorcycles don't use oil quite the same way, which is why one can't replace the other.

Car Oil and Motorcycle Oil Are Not Interchangeable

Oil in a car is mainly used to lubricate moving parts in the engine. For the rest of your vehicle’s lubrication needs, there are different types of products. Motorcycle oil does more than just lubricate the engine, it also cools the clutch, and protect the gearbox. It’s natural to believe that if a product performs more tasks it has a different formula. This is absolutely true, car oil and motorcycle oil are different. You shouldn’t interchange them just to save some extra cash. Here’s a bit of information regarding the differences between the two oils so you can make a better decision when choosing your lubricant in Mooresville.

What Regular Motor Oil Does

Cars require several different fluids to function; a single fluid can’t do it all. Which is why you will find a variety of motor oils, hydraulic oils, greases, and other lubricants readily available to meet your car's maintenance needs. Regular motor oil has a single primary task in your vehicle: to lubricate the engine. Car oil reduces friction between the engine’s metal parts improving its performance and providing better fuel efficiency. It can also help lower the engine’s temperature so it won’t overheat, but that's not the oil's main job. However, regulating the engine’s temperature is the coolant’s principal job. Without oil, your engine would seize up and stop functioning.

What Motorcycle Oil Does

Part of maintaining your motorcycle is providing it with the appropriate lubrication. Motorcycles have more demanding lubrication needs than cars do. Bikes undergo higher stress levels because their working conditions are different. Cars are used on a daily basis, unlike motorcycles which are more of a hobby. The speed in which you drive each vehicle is different too. You ride your bike at a much higher speed. You also need to change your motorcycle oil according to the hours of use, instead of the miles you've used it. First thing motorcycle oil does is lubricate and protect the engine. It creates a thin film around the metal pieces, so they don’t grind against each other. Motorcycle oil provides a balanced lubrication for the engine and the wet clutch. If there isn’t enough friction, you won’t be able to engage the clutch. The oil’s second purpose is to cool the engine. As the oil moves all over the engine, it transfers the heat to the bike’s exterior so the air can dissipate it.  Lastly, it keeps the engine clean by trapping all pollutants and preventing the formation of sludge. This is especially true when it comes to synthetic oil. So if you need to keep your bike’s engine lubricated and clean, you should get an AMSOIL Synthetic Oil change.  You can start out with their 10W-30 Synthetic Metric Motorcycle Oil and work from there. You can also choose to explore AMSOILs online store or call Mooresville Synthetic Oil to get some oil recommendations and purchase your supplies. Contact them at (336) 247-0212.

Mineral or Synthetic

The age-old question when it comes to picking the right oil is: mineral or synthetic? There are mineral and synthetic options for both cars and motorcycles; there are also blended options for the undecided. Your owner’s manual should state what kind of oil your vehicle needs, try to adhere to its recommendations. Usually, it will only specify the viscosity and service classifications, as long as you follow them, you can pick whatever oil you want. With that said, going for a synthetic oil change is the best thing you can do for either of your vehicles. Mineral oil’s greatest advantage is its lower price, which in the long run ends up not being the most money-saving option. Although it goes to a very thorough refining process, mineral oil still contains some contaminants. However, mineral oil is a more suitable option for older motorcycles because of its thickness. If an older engine has any minuscule cracks, mineral oil will cover them up, whereas synthetic oil might leak out due to its thinness. For modern engines, synthetic oil is the best option. Since it’s mainly man-made, it doesn’t have any pollutants and provides superior protection. Synthetic oil reduces friction, making the vehicle more efficient, perform better, and consume less fuel. Synthetics work better under extreme temperatures, both hot and cold and they also prolong your oil changes. Even though initially synthetic oil changes are pricier, as time passes they actually help you save money. These are only a few of the many benefits of getting an AMSOIL Synthetic Oil change.

Motorcycle Oil, Car Oil, and Every Other Lubricant You Need in Mooresville

AMSOIL Synthetic Oil has every lubricant necessary to keep your bike and your car in top shape. You can get both their 10W-30 Synthetic Metric Motorcycle Oil and Signature Series 0W-20 Synthetic Motor Oil from their online store or by calling Mooresville Synthetic Oil at (336) 247-0212. Don’t forget that it’s of extreme importance to replace the oil filter every time you get a synthetic oil change. You can get your oil filter from AMSOIL too.


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