Car Oil Types

The Different Types of Engine Oil

When going to the parts store or supermarket, the giant wall of different brands of different oil types and viscosities can be intimidating to a first-time oil changer. There are several common types to choose from based on your specific vehicle. The different factors that go into determining which oil to buy can be the temperature of the area you live in, your driving style, and the age or mileage of your engine. As well as referring to your vehicle's service manual, our certified technicians can help you pick the perfect oil type for your application.

Full Synthetic Motor Oil

For the best lubrication and performance gains, fully synthetic motor oil can be the answer for many vehicles. It allows for higher levels of viscosity, better oxidation resistance, and protection against damages from high heat. Full synthetic oil also comes with high resistance to oil sludge. All of these factors may contribute to a noticeable improvement in your engine's efficiency. Although it's one of the more expensive options, fully synthetic motor oil is a worthy investment, especially for those living in extreme hot or cold temperatures due to its thermal adaptability or even older vehicles.

Synthetic Blend Motor Oil

Synthetic blended oil comes with many of the same benefits as full synthetic but at a lower price. It's a mixture of synthetic oil, conventional oil, and additives. This makes for excellent oxidation resistance. The switch to synthetic blends from conventional oil is acceptable for all engines that initially use conventional.

Conventional Motor Oil

Conventional motor oil is the most traditional type and is perfect for cars driven at low to moderate distances. It's especially great for those who live in areas with less change in temperature between the seasons.

High Mileage Motor Oil

High mileage oils are recommended for many vehicles that have surpassed over 75,000 miles. It helps to reduce high oil consumption, and thus emissions as well. It comes with additives such as sealing conditioners to help prevent and minimize leaks.

For more questions about the different types of oils or for assistance in choosing the best type for your vehicle, contact our service department, and we'll be happy to help you.

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