Car Oil Types

Sometimes car ownership can seem overwhelming, mainly if you deal with vehicle maintenance and the occasional repairs. One part of car ownership that is important no matter what kind of car you drive is quality oil. While you may already be good about keeping up with all the oil changes that your car needs, you may not be aware that the type of oil that goes in your car can make a difference in its performance and even longevity. As an experienced and reliable dealership, we are here to help maintain your car's engine, which includes determining the right kind of oil for your vehicle.

What Types of Oil are Available?

Cars can take several different kinds of oil: conventional, synthetic, synthetic blends, and oils made for older vehicles based on the car's age and mileage. You may decide that the right kind of oil for your car changes over time, such as switching from a synthetic or synthetic blend oil to an oil designed for an older car. The ideal oil for your vehicle may also depend on external conditions such as the car's age and driving habits. The temperatures that you drive in can also impact the type of oil that you use.

Synthetic Oil

Synthetic oil is one of the most common types of oil. However, it is also one of the most expensive. Synthetic oil refers to oil that has molecules of a uniform size. The molecules in synthetic oil are specially formulated to improve a car's performance and improve the engine's function. Synthetic oils can withstand a wider temperature range, making it an optimal choice for driving in winter weather or hot summers.

Synthetic Blend Oils

Synthetic blend oils combine the best of synthetic and conventional oils. Synthetic oils are some of the most expensive that you can get, but the opposite is true of conventional oil. Therefore, many drivers use synthetic blends for some time before fully switching to synthetic oils. Synthetic blends optimize a car's performance and will also withstand fluctuations in temperatures.

Conventional Motor Oil

Conventional oil is traditional motor oil. It is one of the first types of oil that was used in cars of all kinds. If you drive an older Ford with fewer miles, conventional motor oil can be a great choice. Conventional motor oil is best for moderate climates, and it is ideal for lower-mileage cars.

High Mileage Oil

High mileage oil is best for cars that have at least 75,000 miles. This oil provides added protection for older engines that can help prevent oil leaks or burning excess oil.

Contact us today for more details on engine oil.

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