Choosing the Right Motor Oil For Your Car

Types of Oil

When is the last time your vehicle had an oil change? You should be doing it at least a few times a year (more if you drive a lot more than average), but many people tend to skip over changing the oil for too long. This is bad for your car! To take care of your car, use the best oil and change it often. Before your next appointment, consider the different motor oil options to help you determine which one is best for your car.

Full Synthetic Oil

If your vehicle has a high-tech engine (think Corvettes or Mercedes), you’ll probably need a full synthetic oil. This type of superior oil is essential for superior vehicles and include longer-lasting performance where it counts. Full synthetic oils flow best when the temperatures are low but remain at peak lubricity even as the temperatures rise. One disadvantage to this oil is the price, though, which is why it’s often only used in pricier vehicles.

Higher-Mileage Oil

Nearly 66% of cars on the road have more than 75,000 miles on them. Oil companies are taking this into consideration and working hard to help keep your long-lasting cars on the road. high-mileage oils are formulated with seal conditioners. The conditioners help to restore the shape and flexibility of the seals, reducing the loss of oil and causes you to need to change it more often. Using a higher-mileage oil on our older vehicles helps to keep them on the road for longer and save you money on oil and fuel.

Premium Conventional Oil

Premium conventional oil is most commonly used in new cars. The service level (SL) oil is available in a variety of viscosities, although 5W-20 or 5W-30 are most commonly used. 10W-30 is also common in higher ambient temperatures. This type of oil, which works for most light-duty cars on the road, should be changed about every 4,000 miles or twice a year at an absolute minimum.

Synthetic Blend Oil

Synthetic blends are a combination of organic and synthetic oils. They are formulated to work for vehicles that carry heavier loads or operate in higher temperatures. They don’t evaporate as quickly, which increases fuel efficiency, and are most popular among people who drive trucks or SUVs.

Does your car need an oil change? Schedule an appointment with Auburn Foreign & Domestic in Auburn, Washington today!

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