Car Oil Types

The Different Types of Engine Oil

When going to the store, the large wall of different oil types and viscosities can be confusing for those who plan to do their oil change personally. The oil to choose can be based on several factors, such as the climate of the area you live in, driving style, mileage of your engine, and the general age of your vehicle. You can usually find the factory-recommended oil type for your car in its service manual, but our certified technicians can also help find the perfect oil for you.

Full Synthetic Motor Oil

For the greatest engine lubrication and performance abilities, fully synthetic motor oil may be the best choice for you. It allows for higher viscosity levels, better oxidation prevention, and protection against gradual thermal damage. Full synthetic oil is also known to be very resistant to oil sludge. You may feel a noticeable improvement in your engine's efficiency. Although it's more expensive, fully synthetic motor oil is an excellent investment for many, especially those living in areas with extreme temperatures because of its thermal adaptability. It even benefits many older vehicles.

Synthetic Blend Motor Oil

Synthetic blend motor oil has many benefits of full synthetic motor oil at a lower price. It's a mix of additives and both conventional and synthetic oils. This makes it great at preventing oxidation. It's acceptable for all vehicles that use conventional oil to switch to full synthetic or synthetic blended oil.

Conventional Motor Oil

Conventional motor oil is the most common type on the market and is a good choice for driving across low to moderate distances. It's especially suitable for those who live in areas with temperatures that don't change much between seasons.

High Mileage Motor Oil

High mileage motor oil is often recommended for vehicles that have over 75,000 miles on the odometer. It comes as a conventional, synthetic-blend, or full synthetic oil. It's the best at reducing high oil consumption, which reduces emissions as well. It includes additives such as a seal conditioner to prevent and minimize leaks.

For more questions about the oil types or assistance in finding the best oil for your vehicle, contact our service department, and we'll be happy to help.

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