Determining the best motor oil for your car’s engine is as easy as opening the owner’s manual. The owner’s manual will list the oil type that is recommended for your engine as well as the oil weight. You should plan on using this oil until your vehicle reaches high-mileage status. You may also need to change the oil type depending on your living circumstances or the type of engine that is underneath the hood. We can help you pick the best motor oil for your car, truck, or utility vehicle. Let’s talk about the different types below.
The most popular motor oil in the United States is conventional motor oil. The reason why this oil is so popular is that it has been used for over a century. That’s right! We’ve been using conventional motor oil for over 100 years. Conventional motor oil works well with standard engines and low-mileage vehicles. Conventional oil must be changed every 3,000 miles to ensure the oil in the engine has plenty of viscosity and is not oxidized. Conventional motor oil is the least expensive oil on our list.
As we mentioned above, you may want to switch to high-mileage motor oil when your vehicle is a high-mileage automobile. This point is determined once the odometer turns 75,000 miles. The benefits of high-mileage motor oil include extensive cleaning of the engine and oil leak prevention. In other words, this oil will clean and older engine better and help to prevent the engine from developing oil leaks. As with conventional motor oil, high-mileage oil needs to be changed every 3,000 miles.
Synthetic motor oil is all the rage these days. This being said, you don’t need to spend money on it if your vehicle doesn’t need it. The reasons why an automobile will need synthetic motor oil include it being equipped with a high-performance engine, the automobile is operating in an extreme climate, or the driver once an extended period of time between oil changes. Synthetic oil last longer than conventional and only needs to be changed every 5,000 miles.
Finally, you can have a motor oil put in your engine that is a combination of synthetic and conventional oils. This oil is called a synthetic blend and it works well for those who don’t need full synthetic in the engine.
Call us today if your vehicle is overdue for an oil change. We would be happy to change the oil for you and get you back on the road quickly.