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About Automotive Fuel


Fuel is the second highest expense in vehicle operation amounting historically to about 18 to 25% of total life costs (TLC).
(Depreciation is historically the highest vehicle expense)

Here the Cost Effective value of SynLube™ Lube−4−Life® Synthetic Super Lubricants can be easily demonstrated:

In a vehicle where SynLube™ Lube−4−Life® is used in all lubricated powertrain systems, fuel consumption is typically reduced by 7 to 14%.

Historical Data (1990 to 2002)

Considering that typical driver spent over $8,117 for fuel during the life of the vehicle (12 years or 120,000 miles), this 7 to 14% fuel cost reduction represented saving of $568 to $1136 over the 12 year life of the vehicle, or about $47 to $94 annually.
This is was more than enough to pay for initial installation of all necessary SynLube™ Lube−4−Life® Super Lubricants in a typical vehicle.

If however you have operated a heavy duty long haul truck over the same period (1990-2002) that used on the average 17,000 gallons of diesel fuel annually, than the fuel saving would have been about $850 per year.

The above costs were calculated on historical costs for vehicles purchased in 1990 and used for 12 years through 2002.

For that period the average cost per gallon of unleaded gasoline in USA was about $1.47 per US Gallon.

Historical Data (2000 to 2012)

In 2000 regular grade of gasoline averaged over $2.00 per US Gallon, and the cost of diesel fuel has also doubled.

If you apply the above referenced fuel saving averages to a vehicle that was purchased in 2005 and is kept for 15 years in service (which is possible due to improvement in engine technology and emission control systems), then the expected costs are $13,804 for fuel.
In vehicle equipped with SynLube™ Lube−4−Life® the owner or operator would have on average saved $1,380 in fuel costs or about $92 per year.

If however you operated a heavy duty long haul truck that used on the average 17,000 gallons of diesel fuel annually, than the fuel saving would have been currently about $1,700 per year.

In almost all applications the cost of initial installation of SynLube™ Lube−4−Life® is more than paid for by the saving in energy consumption, which can be seen in reduced fuel consumption and therefore less money spent on fuel.

Current Prices

Today in 2013 average car sells for close to $30,000, and bare bottom economy vehicles and minicars like SMART or FIAT 500 begin at about $15,000.

And the cost of fuel ?

Well here is the latest:

Gasoline Prices

Where does the energy saving comes from?

The explanation is simple, the less energy you consume to move or operate a given mechanism, the less power you need to drive it, which in turn means that in a vehicle you need to burn less fuel to do the same work.

One of the unique properties of SynLube™ Lube−4−Life® Synthetic Super Lubricants is the reduction of effective friction and therefore less energy is needed to move a mechanism under a load.

Consider this, sophisticated computer simulations show, that you can improve mileage by over 0.5 MPG just by reducing continuous power consumption by a half horsepower.

This is why more and more accessories are being powered by electric motors, so there is no constant drag of mechanically driven pumps for intermittent devices or fans for cooling that are not required most of the time.

For the same reason, to maximize MPG, more and more vehicles are being equipped with Electrically driven Power Steering, which replaces the "conventional" systems that are powered by mechanically driven Power Steering Pump, which in turn applies a hydraulic pressure via Power Steering Fluid (PSF) to the Steering Box.

In a conventional engine there systems that continuously consume energy, and where the use of SynLube™ Lube−4−Life® can substantially help!

SynLube™ Lube−4−Life® can reduce the power consumption of equipment due to reduction of Mechanical Friction.
In vehicles this results in better Fuel Economy.

To understand how and why Better Fuel Economy is possible with the use of SynLube™ Lube−4−Life® please read this more detailed web page:
MAGIC #8 - Better Fuel Economy


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