Mobil 1™ motor oil testing – meeting or exceeding industry specifications

Mobil 1 outperforms in severe service motor oil tests
Mobil 1 synthetic motor oil goes through our own rigorous testing before it leaves our labs. Motor oils also go through independent industry testing (called API in the U.S., ACEA in Europe), as well as many demanding Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) tests, to ensure that the motor oil you buy does what it claims to do.

In more than 18 Industry Performance Standard tests that check for engine cleanliness, wear protection, high- and low-temperature protection, emission system protection and fuel economy, Mobil 1 synthetic oils (specific products and viscosities) meet or exceed the latest requirements.

Number of industry claims met by Mobil 1™ oils compared to competitive oils

Mobil 1 synthetic motor oil qualifies for the highest number of the latest industry motor oil specifications – including International Lubricant Standardization and Approval Committee (ILSAC) GF-5 and European Automobile Manufacturer’s Association (ACEA) in key performance areas compared with conventional synthetic oils.

Graphic showing why Mobil 1™ keeps your engine running like new
How Mobil 1 synthetic motor oil keeps your engine running like new

  • Helps maintain cleanliness of lubricated parts
  • Helps keep surfaces free of deposits
  • Helps control corrosive wear and deposits
  • Helps minimize sludge formation by keeping contaminant particles in suspension
  • Helps reduce the formation of varnish deposits
  • Helps keep deposits suspended in oil
Anti-wear agents
  • Helps minimize metal wear
  • Helps provide a chemical barrier on metallic surfaces
Friction modifier
  • Helps reduce friction by forming a slippery surface film
  • Helps improve fuel economy
  • Helps control oil breakdown due to high temperatures
  • Helps protect against oil thickening to maintain flow