Synthetic motor oils – such as Mobil 1 – contain more highly refined base oils than those used in conventional mineral oils, which can offer you better protection and performance. Synthetic oils provide a variety of benefits, such as excellent high- and low-temperature performance, that can provide excellent engine protection.
Synthetic Oil vs. Conventional Oils
There are two basic types of engine oil available:
Conventional mineral oil, the traditional engine oil and most widely used
Synthetic motor oil , which is steadily gaining popularity among auto manufacturers and consumers
(There are also synthetic blend motor oils, which are a blend of synthetic oils and conventional mineral oils. Synthetic blend motor oils are also sometimes called “semi-synthetics”.)
Both types of engine oil are made from crude oil that comes from the ground. The difference is that synthetic oils undergo numerous additional highly-advanced distilling, refining, and purification processes — and therefore are of a higher purity and quality than conventional mineral oils. This not only removes more impurities from the original crude, it also enables the engineering of the lubricant’s individual molecules to be uniform and consistent, tailored to meet the specific high-performance demands of modern engines. These customized molecules provide higher levels of protection and performance, even in extreme conditions.
The performance of synthetic motor oil is more robust, especially in terms of low-temperature pumpability, high-temperature stability, and protection against deposits. These attributes translate directly into less engine wear and longer engine life.
An advanced full synthetic motor oil, Mobil 1 outperforms our conventional oilsand can deliver a quantum leap in performance just by changing the oil in almost any engine.
Mobil 1 keeps your engine running like new with:
advanced wear protection
sludge combating formula to keep engines clean
low-temperature start-up protection
See thetests that prove these four benefits of Mobil 1.
Mobil 1 synthetic motor oil outperforms our conventional oils and synthetic blends — and meets or exceeds the latest industry standards — helping to extend engine life.
Reformulated for the Latest Industry Standards
As technology advances, automobile manufacturing, government, and industry standards advance as well. For example, the latest performance certification for motor oils, International Lubricant Standardization and Approval Committee (ILSAC) GF-5, has been designed to improve fuel economy, boost engine oil robustness, and protect emission control systems.
Mobil 1 motor oil has been upgraded to meet and/or exceed the latest ILSAC GF-5 industry standard.