April 29th, 2019

In recent times, technicians have worked hard to meet the increasingly demanding needs in terms of engine performance based on fuel consumption. Of course, lubrication with Amalie Oil is so important for mechanical performance. In fact it is important to note that 75% of engine wear occurs during the start-up and warm-up period. That is, when the engine shuts down, the common oil begins to drain into the crankcase leaving its critical parts exposed and unprotected. In general there are five functions that Amalie motor oil can fulfill:
  1. Lubricate the mechanical parts of the motor, preserving its useful life due to friction
  2. Protect metal surfaces from corrosion
  3. Help cool the engine
  4. Keep parts that come in contact clean
  5. Generate the least possible amount of waste
From these functions, it is understood the importance of periodically checking the oil level, to avoid the damages that can be generated in any engine. Failure to comply with the oil change according to the mileage set by the manufacturer means reducing the life cycle of our engine. It also increases the expenses to change the parts that can be damaged. Each oil, regardless of the brand, is differentiated by its international code SAE (Society Automotive Engineers) (which can be recognized as follows, for example: SAE 5 W 30, where the number “5” indicates the pour point in cold that in this case would be 5 ºC, “W” is the abbreviation of the word in English Winter (winter) and 30 is the degree of viscosity at 100 ºC of temperature. Look what the API classification (American Petroleum Institute) says, to choose a good oil, that on the label of the container appears the written “SN” and not “SG” and “SH”, these last two are for gasoline engines very old (80’s). At the same time, engine lubricants are divided into minerals, semi – synthetic and synthetic. In general, mineral lubricants are suitable for engines with longer travel, while semi-synthetic and synthetic lubricants are for modern vehicles. The advantages of mineral oils that are derived from petroleum, is its low cost and it is the only one that can be used in vehicles manufactured before 1990. However, the disadvantages are noted with higher fuel consumption and lower mileage performance. On the other hand, synthetic oils, although they have petroleum mineral bases, are modified to balance their molecular composition through special additives that help to boost the engine. These lubricants are designed for more modern vehicles, resist high temperatures, extend engine life, also increase fuel economy, have better flow at low temperatures, is resistant to oxidation and has higher mileage performance, the price is a little higher Taking into account weather conditions, such as Santa Cruz, it is preferable that the oil filter, recommended by the vehicle manufacturer, is also changed at each oil change. Motor care is an important issue in a vehicle, using an incorrect oil could reduce the life of an engine. All Amalie products are manufactured in the USA, that is to say that it is a 100% American product, which means they must comply with all the quality standards regulated by the API (American Petroleum Institute). The biggest difference between the three classes of oils lies in the time of molecular degradation, that is, a completely synthetic oil of the Amalie Elixir line has a slower degradation than that of a mineral oil. It is because the molecules were modified in the laboratory to have superior performance in extreme situations. All this is possible thanks to the research of the petrochemical industry that Amalie developed in its headquarters in Tampa, USA. Today, our team at Dennison Lubricants has built a new partnership to distribute Amalie Motor Oil Products. We will further supply the Amalie oil needs to New England area, United States. We are so excited to bring on Amalie and to give our customers another world class option for motor oil. Contact us today for further information and custom quote!