Which Oil Is Best for My Car?

With synthetic motor oil making a huge splash on the automotive market, many people are confused as to the best motor oil for their automobiles. Auto Solutions advises that the best way to determine the best motor oil for your automobile is to take a look at what your vehicle’s manufacturer recommends. You’ll find this information, including the recommended weight, in your owner’s manual.

In the meantime, we are also going to list the different types of motor oil below so you can review them because there are times when one type is better than the other. Things such as your daily commute and vehicle’s age need to be taken into consideration when deciding on the best oil for your car, truck, or C/SUV. Here are the four types of motor oil available on the market.

Conventional Oil

Conventional motor oil has been getting a bad wrap that isn’t fair. Despite what people say, conventional motor oil is just as good as synthetic; it just needs to be changed more often. This oil works well on all vehicles that are newer and don’t have a ton of mileage on them. Chances are you have conventional oil in your engine, as it is used more than any other type.

Synthetic Oil

Synthetic oil is designed to lubricate vehicle engines better; it’s also designed to last longer. This makes it ideal for high-performance automobiles or vehicles that are older and have a ton of miles on them. Synthetic starts with a crude base but it is manufactured in a lab. Additives are included in synthetic oil to make it stand up to extreme exterior conditions better, such as freezing weather.

Synthetic Blend

As you can probably guess, a synthetic blend is a combination of synthetic and conventional motor oil. This oil includes the additives you will find in synthetic oil, but it isn’t considered as pure. This does not mean, however, that the oil will harm your engine. Nothing could be further from the truth. This oil just takes both oil types and combines them to give you the best of both worlds.

High-Mileage Oil

Finally, high-mileage oil is designed for vehicles that have high mileage on the odometer. A good rule of thumb is to start using this oil once the odometer hits 75,000 miles. This oil works extra hard to protect the older engine better by reducing heat and friction more effectively. It is also manufactured with additives to help prevent oil leaks, which can be a common problem in older automobiles.

Auto Solutions in Orlando, FL, can take care of all of your automotive service and repair needs including oil changes. Give us a call to let us know what you need done.

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