Polaris® builds four-wheelers… AMSOIL® engineers oil

March 15, 2023

ATV UTV Powertrain fluid 0W-50

 AMSOIL 0W-50 ATV/UTV Powertrain fluid

ATV/UTV Front Drive Fluid -Vs- ATV/UTV Powertrain Fluid

AMSOIL replaced Synthetic ATV/UTV Front Drive Fluid with Synthetic ATV/UTV Powertrain Fluid in order to provide superior performance and protection for ATV and UTV powertrain systems. The new fluid delivers improved protection against wear and provides better performance in extreme temperatures, delivering longer component life and better performance in a variety of applications.

Consult the AMSOIL lookup guides to figure out which AMSOIL products would be the most appropriate for your ATV and UTV oil service.

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Polaris® is leading the ATV/UTV market

Polaris® is the clear leader in the ATV/UTV market, accounting for around 40 percent of the total market. Can-Am® also has impressive sales, while Honda® is ranked third in terms of market share. There are two kinds of riders within these figures: those who ride for pleasure or utility, and those who ride for sports or trail purposes.

Pleasure and Utility

Approximately seventy-four percent of the market consists of riders who use their machine for leisure, duties and taking care of their property. The accessories that are usually attached to the UTV include snow plows, trailers, winches, doors and roof sections.

Sport and Trail

Sport and trail riders journey through paths specially designed for riding, unpaved roads, and motocross circuits.

AMSOIL Market Research

Our research has revealed that many riders are searching for an alternative to lubricants that are branded by Polaris®, Can-Am®, or Honda®. Independent Powersport dealers who offer AMSOIL® products can take advantage of this high-quality aftermarket product, providing a service that their customers may have had to seek out elsewhere. Alternatively, buyers can easily find the AMSOIL® brand on and have it delivered to them directly.

AMSOIL synthetic ATV/UTV Powertrain Fluid was formulated as an alternative to both Polaris Demand Drive Fluid and Polaris AGL Synthetic Gearcase Lubricant & Transmission Fluid® which were the original fluids used by Polaris.

Many ATV/UTV owners typically utilize lubricants of OEM brands. So why should they consider transitioning to the AMSOIL brand?

  • Rather than being primarily a manufacturer of ATVs/UTVs, AMSOIL is a company that focuses on producing lubricants.
  • AMSOIL has a long history of over half a century of designing, conducting tests and creating synthetic lubricants.
  • AMSOIL synthetic lubricants for ATV/UTV’s are formulated to provide enhanced performance for hardworking and performance-driven all-terrain vehicles and utility task vehicles. These lubricants are able to resist the damaging effects of severe heat and challenging terrain.
  • AMSOIL synthetic lubricants are Warranty Secure™, which means your factory warranty remains intact. The 0W-50 synthetic oil for ATV/UTV is a top-notch substitute for OEM-branded products and is supported by the AMSOIL Limited Warranty.

AMSOIL Product Development: ATV/UTV Powertrain Fluid

AMSOIL 0W-50 Synthetic ATV/UTV Motor Oil (AUV05) offers an advanced level of protection for a variety of powersports vehicles, from Polaris®, Ranger®, RZR®, Sportsman® and four-stroke Prostar® S4 snowmobiles. This oil provides improved performance in comparison to manufacturer-branded oils.

This specially designed product gives superior freezing protection to engines at the time of cold starts, when they are most vulnerable. Furthermore, it has high oxidation resistance to protect against the damage caused by excessively high temperatures and prevents the buildup of sludge and varnish, allowing riders to take on more difficult tasks and conquer difficult terrains.


  • Protection for racing, hauling, plowing and conquering tough terrain
  • Promotes smooth shifting and positive clutch engagement
  • Superior all-season protection in extreme heat and cold
  • Fights rust, corrosion, carbon and varnish

This heavy-duty formulation provides extra protection for hard-working and performance powersports vehicles, including those manufactured by Polaris®, Honda®, Can-Am®, Kawasaki® and Yamaha®. It can be used as an alternative to Polaris PS-4® and PS-4 Extreme® motor oils for any application that requires a 0W-50 viscosity synthetic or synthetic-blend oils.

AMSOIL 0W-50 ATV/UTV can handle racing, transporting, plowing, and navigating demanding terrain with smooth shifting and secure clutch engagement. It provides superior all-season protection in extreme temperatures, both hot and cold. It also combats rust, corrosion, carbon, and varnish.

This severe-service formulation offers expanded protection for hard-working and performance powersports vehicles, including those made by Polaris, Honda,* Can-Am,* Kawasaki* and Yamaha.* It can be directly substituted for Polaris PS-4* and PS-4 Extreme* motor oils and in any application that requires a 0W-50 viscosity motor oil.

Consult the AMSOIL lookup guides to figure out which AMSOIL products would be the most appropriate for your ATV and UTV oil service.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it necessary for someone who is currently using AMSOIL 0W-40 Formula 4-Stroke® Powersports Synthetic Motor Oil in their ATV/UTV to switch to Synthetic ATV/UTV 0W-50 Motor Oil?

  • Customers who use AMSOIL 0W-40 Formula 4-Stroke Powersports Synthetic Motor Oil and are satisfied with its performance can continue to use it in all temperatures for ATVs and UTVs. For those customers who prefer to stick to the manufacturer’s viscosity requirements can now switch to AMSOIL Synthetic 0W-50 oil designed to meet those requirements, allowing customers to have a peace of mind.

What viscosity is AMSOIL Synthetic ATV/UTV Transmission & Differential Fluid?

  • AMSOIL Synthetic ATV/UTV Transmission & Differential Fluid boasts the same characteristics as a 75W-90 gear lube, meeting the API GL-5 quality standard for use in both differentials and transmissions.


Why did AMSOIL replace Synthetic ATV/UTV Front Drive Fluid with Synthetic ATV/UTV Powertrain Fluid?

  • AMSOIL replaced Synthetic ATV/UTV Front Drive Fluid with Synthetic ATV/UTV Powertrain Fluid in order to provide improved protection and performance for modern ATV/UTV drive systems.
  • AMSOIL Synthetic ATV/UTV Powertrain Fluid is designed to offer owners a more convenient option without compromising on performance. It can be used to replace both Polaris Demand Drive Fluid® and Polaris AGL Synthetic Gearcase Lubricant and Transmission Fluid®. By using just one lubricant, enthusiasts can service both high-stress transmission/differentials, front drives and hubs, leading to both cost-savings and an increase in convenience. Rigorous testing in the AMSOIL mechanical lab proves that this product functions excellently in these various applications.

AMSOIL® INC. is renowned for being “The First in Synthetics” and is a global leader in synthetic lubrication technologies. They are devoted to maintaining the highest quality and striving for continual enhancement. 

AMSOIL delivers a large selection of automotive and industrial lubricants and filtration systems which surpass industry performance requirements by a significant amount. AMSOIL continues to set new industry standards for motor oil performance, quality, and reliability.

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