Car Oil Types

What Are Some Different Engine Oil Types?

Today's modern engines are designed to use many different engine oil types. There are many different grades of engine oil and can typically be broken down into four engine oil categories. Each oil category may be correct for your vehicle, with environmental and driving characteristics ultimately determine the best choice. Where you live, mileage and age of the engine, and driving traits all factor into deciding the correct engine oil. Make sure and visit one of our expert technicians to help in deciding on the right motor oil for your vehicle.

Let's look at the basic four oil categories: synthetic blends, high mileage oil, conventional oil, and synthetic oil.

Synthetic Blends Engine Oil

Synthetic blends provide many benefits found in more expensive synthetic motor oils. The synthetic blend has many additives to protect your vehicle and is especially popular with SUVs, trucks, and high mileage engines. It is composed of organic and synthetic oil with many additives that provide protection against oxidation, cold morning starts, and even higher gas mileage. Synthetic blended motor oil offers many benefits of synthetic oil at a much lower price.

High Mileage Oil

Higher mileage vehicles, typical cars with more than 75,000 miles, can benefit from high mileage motor oil. The specific blend of high mileage motor oil has many benefits, including special seal conditioners to minimize leaks and oil burn-off, reduce oil consumption, and lower emissions.

Conventional Motor Oil

Conventional motor oil is one of the most commonly used and is ideal for vehicles that travel short to medium distances. This motor oil has a broad range of viscosity ideal for engines with basic designs and drivers with a conservative driving style. Traditional engines in a more stable environment without fluctuating temperature extremes are ideal for conventional motor oils.

Synthetic Motor Oil

If you desire a high-performance motor oil with superior lubricating properties, synthetic oil is the way to go. Synthetic oil provides excellent protection against thermal breakdown, has higher viscosity levels, and is more resistant to oxidation. The design of synthetic oil offers a high-level resistance to oil sludge and can even improve your engine's efficiency. Synthetic oil is designed to provide better protection in environments with extreme temperature changes.

Please visit one of our expert technicians to ask about the right motor oil for your vehicle.

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