Mobil - Frequently Asked Questions

Why is synthetic motor oil superior to conventional motor oil?

The simple answer—synthetic motor oils provide superior engine protection, run cleaner, and reduce friction better than conventional motor oils

I already use conventional motor oil. Can I switch to synthetic?

Absolutely. Mobil 1™ synthetic motor oils are completely compatible with Mobil™ conventional oils. You can make the switch to and from synthetic at any time.

What’s the difference between Mobil Super Synthetic and Mobil 1 motor oils?

While both provide full synthetic protection, Mobil 1 outperforms Mobil Super™ Synthetic motor oil. Mobil 1 is also the world’s leading synthetic motor oil brand.

How do I know if my vehicle requires synthetic motor oil?

More and more car manufactures recommend synthetics. GM, Honda, and Toyota all recommend Mobil 1 synthetic motor oil. Consult your vehicle’s owner’s manual for best results.

Choose the best protection for your vehicle
Formulations that help:
Mobil Super
Mobil Super ™
Premium Conventional
Mobil Super Synthetic
Mobil Super™ High Mileage
Synthetic Blend
Mobil Super™ Synthetic
Full Synthetic
Mobil 1™
Advanced Full Synthetic
Mobil 1 High Mileage
Mobil 1™
High Mileage
Advanced Full Synthetic
Prevent Breakdown and Extend Engine Life
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Protect against wear
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Combat sludge and deposits
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Control Oil Consumption and loss
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Protect in high engine temperatures
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Prevent Oil Leaks and protect older engines
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Star The number of stars indicates relative performance. Testing on 5W-30 and OW-30 viscosities.
Mobil 1 5W-20 and SW-30; and Mobil Super Synthetic SW-30 motor oils are officially licensed General Motors dexos1™ products.
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Nothing beats Mobil 1™ motor oil in overall performance. With nearly four decades of synthetic research behind it, Mobil 1 motor oil is tested to ensure it meets or exceeds industry standards.


Top three reasons to choose Mobil 1 motor oil:

Keeps your engine running like new

Mobil 1™ motor oil can clean up virtually all engine sludge after just one oil change.
Sludge rating before cleanup: 6.92; Sludge rating after Mobil 1 motor oil cleanup: 9.66
Sludge ratings, based on a 10-point scale with 10 being the cleanest, demonstrate the exceptional cleaning power of Mobil 1 motor oil.

Chosen for factory fill in over 60 car models. This list includes:

Aston Martin DB9, DB9 Volante, Rapide S, V12 Vantage Coupe, V12 Vantage Roadster, V12 Zagato, Vanquish, and Vanquish Volante, Bentley Continental Flying Spur, Continental GT, Continental GTC, and Mulsanne, Chevrolet Cobalt - Columbia Model, COPO Camaro, and Corvette C7 Stingray - Z51 Option, McLaren MP4-12C, Mercedes-AMG C 63 AMG, CL 63 AMG, CL 65 AMG, CLS 63 AMG Coupe, E 63 AMG, G 65 AMG, SLK 55 AMG, SL 63 AMG, and SLS AMG Coupe, Nissan GT-R, Porsche 911 Carrera, 911 Turbo S, 911 GT2, 911 GT3, Boxster, Boxster S, Cayenne, Cayman, Panamera, and Panamera GTS

Trusted by more than half of all NASCAR® teams

Mobil 1 is the choice of champions. No wonder it’s used where performance under pressure means everything.