Mobil 1™ performance

We develop and test Mobil 1™ motor oils so your car or truck’s engine is up for the rigors of daily driving and the variables that come with it – heat, cold, traffic jams and distance driving, to name a few. Regardless of whether your vehicle is new or a long-standing family member, the motor oil that goes in the engine matters.

Mobil 1 performance means powerful protection against engine wear, outstanding cold weather startup, high-temperature performance and superb engine cleanliness. Here we share just some of the testing performed on Mobil 1 motor oils and the conditions to which test vehicles are subjected.

Why use synthetic motor oil

  • Anthony Davis, Kevin Harvick and Clint Bowyer with motor oil bottles

    Synthetic or conventional?

    Synthetic and conventional motor oils provide different levels of protection. Maybe you can’t tell the difference. But your engine can.

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  • What can shorten engine life

    Discover how Mobil 1™ motor oils protect against factors that could be shortening your engine life.

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  • Add the trademark to Mobil 1

    Engine protection for 250,000 miles

    Get the whole story on synthetics – straight from drivers who have relied on them for hundreds of thousands of miles.

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20K-mile extended drain motor oil

  • Redefining the traditional oil change interval

    See how Mobil 1™ Annual Protection, the motor oil that protects engines for one full year or 20,000 miles (whichever comes first) performs in testing over 120,000 miles

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  • 20K Road Trip and Mobil 1™ Annual Protection

    Driving 20K miles on 1 oil change

    20,000 miles. 48 states. 1 oil change. We took Mobil 1™ Annual Protection on its very own road trip. See how it held up.

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  • Mechanic reacts to test on Chevrolet Silverado

    How could Mobil 1™ Annual Protection motor oil work so well for so long? Mechanic John B. definitely had his doubts. Then he saw the proof.

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High mileage and Truck & SUV oil tests

  • Honda POP engine

    Extended drain motor oil test in used car

    We unleashed our most powerful high mileage protection in a used car. See the test results of Mobil 1™ Extended Performance High Mileage motor oil.

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  • 2015 Toyota Camry used in the high mileage challenge

    Non-extended drain motor oil tested for 500K miles

    We put one of the best-selling cars in America through an extreme test. See what the engine looked like after 500,000 miles in Mobil 1 High Mileage.

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  • Mobil 1™ Truck and SUV

    Keep hardworking engines running stronger for longer

    Drive a truck or SUV? It’s time to change your oil. New Mobil 1™ Truck & SUV motor oil provides extra protection for hardworking engines.

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Hot and cold weather testing

  • Running in high temperatures

    See how Mobil 1™ formulation resists oil deposit formations – even in severe-service, high-temperature tests.

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  • Cars driving on snow covered roads for winter driving safety tips

    Cold weather protection

    See how Mobil 1™ motor oil performs and protects in subzero temperatures during a road trip to the Arctic Circle.

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Wear protection, severe service and sludge protection

  • Mobil 1™ oil protects turbocharger engines in high temperatures

    Reducing wear

    Find out why Mobil 1™ oils offer outstanding wear protection, as seen in real-world testing in extreme conditions.

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  • Meeting or exceeding industry specifications

    Learn how tests show Mobil 1™ oils meet or exceed tough industry specs: API, ACEA, and ILSAC GF-5, among others.

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  • Engine after one oil change with Mobil 1™ oil

    Keeping engines clean

    We continuously test Mobil 1 motors oils on various engine protection metrics such as cleanliness or the ability to resist sludge formation.

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  • Mobil 1 racing

    Tested on the track

    See how many preeminent race teams competing in the most demanding and popular motorsports series around the globe contribute to the testing of Mobil 1 lubricant technology,

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  • Tested by drivers like you

    Hear from drivers who rely on Mobil 1 motor oils to protect their engines for 250,000 miles and longer.

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  • No reformulation needed in order for Mobil 1™ oils to meet API SN Plus standard

    Mobil 1™ for modern engines

    Mobil 1™ advanced motor oils are formulated to protect with proven performance today’s modern engines including those with turbochargers and start-stop system technology.

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