When it’s extremely cold, the naturally occurring wax molecules in conventional motor oil thicken, which can prevent it from being pumped throughout your engine to lubricate and protect critical engine parts at startup. Mobil 1™ synthetic motor oil contains greatly reduced levels of wax, so it stays viscous (flowing) in lower temperatures, enabling the oil in your engine to start pumping more quickly than conventional oils.
Mobil 1™ synthetic motor oil flows at temperatures down to -40°F, so that your car gets the oil it needs immediately after startup, one of the most important times for oil performance.
As shown in the graph, Mobil 1 5W-30 motor oil outperforms the other tested oils by having the lowest pour point.
Watch two tests conducted by the Mobil 1 Research Team in sub-zero temperatures, demonstrating the importance of using a fully synthetic engine oil such as Mobil 1 during cold-weather startups.
You’ll be amazed.
Driving in Subzero Temperatures
Join adventure driver Scott Brady on the ultimate test — a month-long, 15,000km journey from Arizona through Alaska to the Arctic Circle. Engine breakdown was not an option in these extreme temperatures. Join the road trip.