In the last two years, AMSOIL has introduced
more new products and made more technical advances than during
any other period in the companys storied 33-year history.
AMSOIL now provides engine oils for nearly every application,
multiple gear oils, greases, fuel additives and appearance products.
Recently, AMSOILs 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
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
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 WIXs 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 conditions.
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 manufacturers (OEM) recommendations.
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 companys long-standing
relationship with NASCAR not only demonstrates that WIX filters
are high-quality products, but it also shows WIXs dedication
to racing, making it a perfect match for AMSOIL.
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 Racings 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 NASCARs 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 fuel filters.