In years gone by, purchasing oil for a vehicle was pretty straightforward. A 10W-30 oil worked for nearly any standard vehicle.  Chile commercial use vehicles – dump trucks, semis, and other big rigs- performed best with a 15W-40 oil.   However, in recent years, engines and their performance needs have changed.  And buying oil has too.  Today, big rigs typically perform best with synthetic oil because it is designed to meet their particular needs.

truck2Common needs for a big rig or heavy-duty use vehicles include:

  • The ability to go long distances, often in adverse conditions (weather, curving or steep roads, roads in serious need of repair/repaving)
  • Engine power to haul heavy loads
  • Protection against the soot produced by the engine

Synthetic Oil for Heavy Duty Use Engines

If you are new to the trucking industry, you might not know that the oil that works for your car will not be the best choice for a heavy-duty truck engine. Several factors set heavy-duty oil apart from the more basic oil:

  • The oil’s composition
  • How it is used
  • Performance conditions
  • The rig’s specifications and engine’s needs

Get the best possible performance from your heavy duty commercial vehicle.  Choose a synthetic oil designed specifically for it. At LifeTimeOil, you’ll find AMSOIL synthetic oil made for big rigs. Whether it is the 0W-40 designed for driving in cold temperature conditions or the 5W-30 for standard long-haul driving, this max-duty synthetic diesel oil is formulated to get the most from a rig.

Note that big rigs and heavy-use engines produce more soot.  Soot is formed in the combustion process.  The soot in larger engines is heavier and results in more issues if quality synthetic oil and filters are not used.  Fuel additives and cleaners also minimize the effects of engine soot.

Change the oil!

While all vehicles need the oil changed periodically, this is not a task to overlook with big rigs! Yes, a rig can go more miles between changes, but it is still necessary. The average heavy-duty rig will need the oil changed every 25,000 miles.  A quality synthetic oil means that your rig(s) will use less oil, so you can save money because you don’t need to change it as often – some have found the use of a superior synthetic oil to lower costs by as much as 33%. You will also save money on fuel use because the synthetic oil will keep the engine more lubricated, thus not creating as much friction and improving resistance.

Using synthetic oil for your heavy-use rig just makes sense. It makes those long hours on the road a better ride and protects your engine from excessive soot build-up while helping it run better. Talk to Lifetime Oil, your primier AMSOIL dealer, to determine which type of synthetic oil will best work for your heavy-duty rig.