Amazon’s store-branded offerings are extremely diverse, and you can get just about anything made exclusively for giant corporations. Motor oils labeled Amazon Basics are generally considered decent and are usually fairly inexpensive. Several viscosities are now available at even better prices.
I have to admit that I was a little skeptical about what quality to expect from Amazon Basics brand oils, but according to the Petroleum Quality Institute of America (“Independent Resource for Quality Information and Insights”) It worked fine in my tests. amount of lubricants on the market”). Specifically, the lab claimed that the oil’s “samples met SAE J300 specifications for the SAE viscosity grade stated on the product label and were consistent with the stated API service category.”
For more information, see our in-depth PQIA analysis for fully synthetic SAE 0W-20 and conventional SAE 5W-20 motor oils on Amazon Basics. Or, if you’re looking for a more personal perspective, you can always take a peek at the Bob Is The Oil Guy forums. The following experiment was also conducted on his YouTube channel for Project Farm.
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