It seems that science, engineers and consumers in general are all looking for the same things these days – fuel savings. While many are still unwilling to pry their paws from the peddle of their SUV or sporty coupe (..guilty), it does not mean we are not looking for other advantages that lead us toward better fuel economy. Well, Mobil motor oil has just provided us with another option that is touted to achieve a potential 2% increase in fuel efficiency.
Mobil’s zero-weight Advanced Fuel Economy oil is positioned to improve lubrication and ease the labors of the engine’s fuel pump enough that an average automobile could save a mind boggling $400 over the 150,000 lifetime of the vehicle. They say that their 0w-20 and 0w-30 oils can be used in place of the 5w-20 and 5w-30 oils that the manufacturer calls for with no negative side effects.
Here is what Mobil has to say about their new oil:
Mobil 1 0W-30 Advanced Fuel Economy is engineered to deliver outstanding engine protection and to offer improved fuel economy in vehicles where SAE 0W-30, 5W-30 or 10W-30 oil is recommended. This low friction, fully synthetic formulation increases engine efficiency and offers outstanding fuel economy. Over the life of your vehicle, Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy can save over $400 in fuel costs.
Mobil even provides a chart on which you can calculate your savings when using their 0w-20 or 0w-30. Over the course of $50,000 with 0w-30 Advanced Fuel Economy you can save $147. Ofcourse, what is not said is that the cost of these new synthetic oils are a bit higher than conventional oils, and probably a bit higher than the not so conventional synthetics. So in the end, how much are you really saving?
If you are already using Synthetic oils for your vehicle then it might be worth a bit more to try Mobil’s Advanced Fuel Economy, zero-weight oils to see if you find a fuel saving difference. If you are not using synthetic oils at this time maybe it is time to look into the difference in cost and see if the fuel savings balances out the added expense.
To learn more about how Mobil’s Advanced Fuel Economy Synthetic better protects against engine viscosity advance on to their website, and you might as well calculate your own savings while you are there. That way you can ear-mark that money toward your child’s future education savings… or some chicken wings for yourself.
Source[ecomodder via ecogeek]