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04/12/2017
Racing oil and street oil both are meant to lubricate, but you can't change one for the other. Both oils are different so it would be a good idea for you to learn about those differences before your next synthetic oil change.

Synthetic Racing Oil or Synthetic Street Car Oil, Which Should You Choose in Fayetteville?

Every engine needs to be lubricated, but every engine has different lubrication needs. You wouldn't use the same oil for a lawnmower that you would use for a tractor. Their engines have different needs and stress levels. The same goes for racing engines and everyday motors; they both need different levels of oil protection. To help you learn about the differences between racing oil and street oil, Huff Oil Group brings you this post.

Racing and Street Oils Are Different

Oil is made to protect and lubricate the engine and all its metal parts. You’ll find some degree of protection with any oil you use, but what makes oils so different? When it comes to racing and street oil, the difference lies in the base oil mix and the additive packages that make them up. The type of additive package used makes all the difference. Additives are used to reduce friction, corrosion, rust, and oil-wear. Racing and street oils are both fortified with these additives. However, racing oil has them in larger quantities because racing engines have more demanding lubrication requirements. If you're interested in learning in more detail what goes into the creation process of the oils, you should check out this article.

Choosing Between Synthetic Racing Oil and Synthetic Street Oil

Choosing between synthetic racing oil and synthetic street oil depends on the way you use your engine. Street oils contain enough additives to protect engine against everyday wear and non-extreme conditions. If your engine is constantly running at high temperatures, high rpm, and under extreme conditions in general, racing oil is what you should be using. Street car oil always comes with a rating number set out by the American Petroleum Institute (API). The API establishes very strict motor oil guidelines that oil manufacturers must respect. The oil must come with an API rating, which indicates that the oil follows the API’s standards and restrictions for cleaner emissions. Most racing oils don’t have an API rating because they don’t follow their restrictions. Racing oils are enriched with anti-wear additives not permitted in regular street oil. These oils usually have a higher level of zinc, which can damage catalytic converters. To prevent this damage from happening, racing oils need to be changed more frequently. Technically, you could use your regular street oil for your racing engine. It would do a decent job at preventing engine wear, but it wouldn’t give the type of protection racing oil provides. If you were actually using racing oil, you’d notice an increase in power and performance. It also provides a better valve spring life, longer camshaft life, and reduced operating oil temperatures. If you need a good racing oil option, you could try AMSOIL’s  DOMINATOR® 5W-20 Racing Oil. You can call up the people at Huff Oil Group at (910) 988-9328 for help finding the right oil for your engine next time you need a synthetic oil change. You can also explore AMSOIL's online store for even more options.

Getting a Synthetic Oil Change

After you’ve decided if racing oil is what your engine needs, you need to decide the level of protection you want. If you want the best, you need to get the best, which is synthetic oil. Let’s explore the reasons why a synthetic oil change is a good idea, whether what you need is racing oil or street oil. We’ll start with the negative side of synthetic oil: the price. Many people hate the thought of having to pay more for the same thing, in this case, lubrication. The initial investment when you’re getting a synthetic oil change is larger, but it's well worth the price and it can actually help you save money in the long run. Synthetic oil can last up to 15,000 miles before it needs to be replaced. It doesn’t break down as fast as conventional oil would. The reason why synthetics are so different is because of their origins. They come from the same base as conventional oils, but they go through many refining and modifying processes. They are free of waxes which can cause sludge. Their molecules are shaped uniformly so they can flow smoothly, causing less friction. Racing engines work harder than regular engines. They also work at much higher temperatures. They require an oil that doesn’t burn off and that instead helps the engine cool down. That’s exactly what AMSOIL Synthetic Oil does. You don’t have to drive a race car to enjoy the perks of using synthetic oil.

Get Your AMSOIL Synthetic Oil and Start Your Business in Fayetteville, NC

For all the materials you need for your next synthetic oil change in Fayetteville, call Huff Oil Group. They will help you pick out the product that best suits your needs. Give them a call at (910) 988-9328. If you're looking for a new business idea, become an AMSOIL dealer!
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