GotQuestions? Lubricants

Q. Can synthetic lubes extend the life of transmissions, axles, etc.?

February 7, 2013

SHARING TOOLS        | Print Subscribe

A. Yes. Properly formulated synthetic drive line lubricants can offer extended lubricant service and component life compared to mineral oil or conventional type gear oils.

Consult with your drive line manufacturer to find out what the lubricant and service recommendations are for your vehicles.

However, there are different designs and compositions of synthetic oils and just because an oil is listed as synthetic, it may not automatically provide optimum performance for either lubricant service or component life. Ask the supplier what type of synthetic base is used to produce the synthetic drive line oil.

Related Posts


  1. 1. race tuner [ August 12, 2013 @ 06:26AM ]

    We have had ample failures, even with some synthetics, until we started using 2 ounces of Oil Extreme Concentrate for each quart capacity in our driveline lubes. We now also use it in the engines with measureable & drastic drops in ppm count of wear metals by using engine oil analysis testing.
    Then we learned that it is now being strongly endorsed by David Vizard, the race engine expert.


Comment On This Story

Comment: (Maximum 2000 characters)  
Leave this field empty:
* Please note that every comment is moderated.

Author Bio

Mark Betner

sponsored by

Heavy Duty Lubricants Manager

Mark Betner boasts 35 years of experience in the lubricants business. As the Heavy Duty Product Manager for CITGO Lubricants he is responsible for initiating and implementing the marketing of new products and human development programs and oversees communications with the media, trade shows and consumer education.

Prior to this, he was a field sales manager and technical training administrator at an independent lubricant company specializing in heavy equipment lubrication.

Mark earned a master’s and bachelor’s degree in both chemistry and biology from Indiana University. He holds a certification from the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers and is a member of the Truck Maintenance Council.


We offer e-newsletters that deliver targeted news and information for the entire fleet industry.


ELDs and Telematics

sponsored by
sponsor logo

Scott Sutarik from Geotab will answer your questions and challenges

View All

Sleeper Cab Power

Steve Carlson from Xantrex will answer your questions and challenges

View All