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AMSOIL Z-ROD: Specialized Oil for Your Classic Car

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There is a unique charm and allure that vintage cars, classic cars, and hot rod cars hold, a charm that captivates the hearts of automobile enthusiasts around the world. However, the careful maintenance and preservation of these magnificent machines is a significant part of owning such treasures. A critical component of this maintenance involves choosing the right motor oil when you're changing engine oil, designed specifically for the unique needs of older engines. AMSOIL produces one such product, known as Z-ROD oil, that stands out in this respect, offering a host of advantages that are perfectly suited to the demands of these distinguished street side classics.

This product has been engineered with a profound understanding of the intricacies of older classic cars and trucks, specifically their vehicle engines. Its high-zinc formula is at the heart of this design, specifically tailored to protect the flat-tappet cams, lifters, rockers, and other critical older engine components. These elements of an older engine, like the Daytona Shelby coupe, are typically more susceptible to wear due to the heightened friction they encounter. The elevated levels of zinc and phosphorus in this synthetic high zinc motor oil serve as a robust defense against such wear, enhancing the engine's durability and prolonging its life. Considering old classic and vintage vehicles may have to rebuild their engines, take a look at the AMSOIL Break-In Oil for the best start to a new or rebuilt engine for your classic car! 

Apart from the significant anti-wear protection, this product also plays a crucial role in retaining horsepower, a real necessity for older engines as well as an engine rebuild. When you rev up the engine of your vintage car or hot rod car, the last thing you want is to experience a dip in performance. This synthetic engine oil has a specialized formulation which helps to preserve and maximize the engine's power output, ensuring that classic cars and trucks maintain strength and vigor over time. This means that whether you're out for a leisurely Sunday drive or making an appearance at a vintage car rally, your street side classics vehicle delivers a performance that matches its timeless appeal, thanks to AMSOIL Z-ROD.

However, the challenges of maintaining classic cars and trucks extend beyond just driving. These older classic cars often spend considerable time in storage, just like a hot rod garage where street rods are kept to ensure care and longevity, which presents its own set of potential problems that the benefits of synthetic oil come alive. Since these classics only come out of the garage and join their hot rod club counterparts, one of the primary concerns during storage is the risk of rust and corrosion, which can seriously damage the engine. Recognizing this, AMSOIL Z-ROD has been formulated with excellent rust-inhibiting properties. It leaves a protective layer over the older engine components, preventing rust from forming during storage. Thus, even when your vehicle is resting, this synthetic high zinc oil is working to ensure that it remains in optimal condition. If you older vehicle is driving more than being stored, take a look at our Premium Protection motor oil line for other options. 


*If there is any discrepancy in the information in this article and the AMSOIL Corporate website, the latter will be taken as correct.

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