There’s a Variety of Motor Oil on the Market

There are four oil types available for consumers. The manufacturer’s recommendations on the best oil type for your engine can be found in your owner’s manual. This oil type is essential for the health and longevity of your automobile. For example, synthetic motor oil is recommended for BMWs. Let’s discuss the benefits of the different oil types and how they can be used to improve your car’s engine.


Conventional motor oil has been around for more than 100 years. This is perhaps its greatest advantage. It’s impossible to go wrong with something that has worked well for so many years. For people who own standard-engine cars, conventional oil is a great choice. This is probably one reason why it is the most widely used oil on our list.


All of this said, there will be a point when switching to high-mileage motor oil may prove to be wise. This is when your vehicle has been driven 75,000 miles or more. High-mileage motor oils have additives that keep older engines cleaner. These additives also help prevent oil from leaking in older engines. Both of these things are the most common problems from which older engines suffer.


Synthetic motor oil has many benefits. It is more resistant to extreme cold, heat, and high-performance engines. The oil also has additives that make it viscous for longer so that you don’t have to change it as often. The oil is also excellent at keeping your engine clean and lubricated, which will give you a longer life span in terms of the engine that is found in your SUV, truck, or car.

Synthetic Blend

You may desire the best of both oil types, which is fine. Your oil of choice is a mix of conventional and synthetic motor oils. This is known as a synthetic blend, and it works well in all vehicles that don’t require full synthetic oil. This means that if your vehicle manufacturer recommends full-synthetic oil, then this is the only oil you should be using in your car’s engine. Otherwise, you can switch to a synthetic blend for some of the benefits of synthetic oil.

We are happy to assist you in determining the right motor oil for your vehicle. To schedule an appointment for a service visit, call us today. We can get the oil and oil filter changed in your automobile quickly so you are back on the road in no time.

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