In the last two years, AMSOIL has
introduced more new products and made more technical
advances than during any other period in the company’s
storied 33-year history. AMSOIL now provides engine oils
for nearly every application, multiple gear oils,
greases, fuel additives and appearance products. To
offer a more wellrounded selection of automotive
products, AMSOIL also offers high quality
products from other manufacturers such as BOSCH.
Recently, AMSOIL’s focus has been on the filtration
market. The recently launched Ea Filter line includes
the finest filtration products in the world for the
auto/light truck market, and Donaldson covers the
heavy-duty market. To complement the Ea line of filters,
AMSOIL now offers WIX filters, allowing one-stop
shopping for automotive customers. AMSOIL will carry
over 700 WIX air, oil, fuel, racing and transmission
filters for automotive and light truck applications.
A History of Excellence
WIX is well-known around the world for its innovative
filtration products for the automotive and light truck
market. Founded in 1939, the Gastonia, N.C., company
earned acclaim during World War II when it created an
oil filter out of a paper tube, wooden plugs and yarn
when steel was in short supply. In 1954 WIX created the
revolutionary spin-on oil filter that was eventually
adopted as original equipment on most vehicles.
Today WIX manufactures some of the
best air, lube, cabin air, fuel crank case breather and
transmission filtration products on the market. The
company is also widely known for its support of NASCAR.
WIX oil filters have a full metal base plate for
superior strength at the double seal. They also feature
a silicone anti-drainback valve that stays flexible in
extreme temperatures. This improves oil flow and keeps
oil in the filter to prevent dry starts.
WIX oil filters use an up-front
by-pass valve. This design is superior to top-mounted
valves because it helps to keep oil from washing past
dirty media and
entering the engine. The glass-enhanced media in WIX oil
filters offers greater efficiency, capturing more 10 to
12 micron sized particles than other cellulose/synthetic
blend medias. They also have a coil steel spring to
ensure internal filter parts are sealed properly.
WIX panel element air filters have a
linear path through the filter for low airflow
restriction, a specially formulated adhesive to form
WIX’s exclusive pocket pleat for the filter media and a
soft sealing urethane gasket molded in place on the
Radial air filters are constructed of
mesh screen on the inside wall diameter for element
strength and media protection from backfire. Each round
filter is manufactured with heat-resistant plastisol
with specially designed crush seals on the top and
bottom walls and adhesive seal joining the media ends.
Additional Filtration Products AMSOIL offers WIX
filtration products for auto/light truck and racing
applications. This includes not only standard air and
oil filters, but fuel, transmission, cabin air and
filters specially designed for racing as well.
WIX fuel filters provide unmatched fuel cleansing
performance. They prevent pump wear, injector clogging,
premature engine wear and help boost fuel efficiency.
WIX fuel filters offer quick, easy filter replacement,
long life and the possibility of extended service
intervals. WIX spin-on filters reduce the possibility of
improperly installed cover gaskets, and they provide
effective, easy draining of excess water on filters
equipped with the drain plug. The superior materials,
design and construction of WIX fuel filters provide
excellent performance under all types of operating
AMSOIL will also offer the full line of industry-leading
WIX transmission filters for passenger cars and light
trucks. WIX transmission filters provide superior
protection for many transmission applications in the
auto/light truck market.
Cabin Air Filters
AMSOIL now carries the entire WIX line of
high-efficiency cabin interior air filters for passenger
cars and light trucks.
WIX filters are supplemental to AMSOIL Ea filters,
therefore AMSOIL will not offer any WIX filtration
products that cross to an Ea filter. WIX filters should
be changed in accordance with original equipment
manufacturer’s (OEM) recommendations. To find the
correct filter for your application, consult the
Online Product Application Guide.
WIX Racing Filters
AMSOIL is carrying WIX racing filters in addition to
filters for more common automotive and light truck
applications. WIX has been a part of racing and
NASCAR for many years, both as a sponsor and in the race
cars. The company’s long-standing relationship with
NASCAR not only demonstrates that WIX filters are
high-quality products, but it also shows WIX’s
dedication to racing, making it a perfect match for
WIX is an associate sponsor of the Joe
Gibbs Racing No. 18 car driven by 2000 Winston Cup
Champion Bobby Labonte in the Nextel Cup Series. WIX is
also an air filter contingency sponsor in the NASCAR
contingency sponsorship program, awarding cash prizes to
WIX-sponsored drivers in the Nextel Cup, Busch Grand
National, Craftsman Truck, Winston West and Busch North
Series that finish in first, second or third place.
WIX also sponsors Joe Gibbs Racing’s
No. 20 car driven by 2005 Nextel Cup Champion Tony
Stewart, along with Richard Childress Racing, Bill Davis
Racing, Dale Earnhardt, Inc., Evernham Motorsports,
Hendrick Motorsports, Roush Racing
and Robert Yates Racing in NASCAR’s Nextel Cup Series.
WIX racing filters are specially
designed for racing applications and are not intended
for normal driving applications. AMSOIL will carry all
WIX racing filters, which includes 10 oil, 14 air and 2