The Different Oil Types Can Make Choosing One Difficult

Stringer Auto Repair can help you select the best motor oil for your vehicle. Your vehicle manufacturer will also help. Simply open your owner’s manual to the oil section to see the type of oil that is recommended for your vehicle. This section will also advise when you should have the oil changed, which is usually every 3,000 miles. We are going to talk about the different types of motor oil available to consumers below. One is not necessarily better than the other. The best oil for your car depends on numerous factors including your vehicle’s age, its mileage, and your driving conditions.


For example, if you drive an automobile that has a standard engine that has fewer than 75,000 miles on it, you can likely use the most popular motor oil on the market. This motor oil is conventional, and the reason why it is used most is that it has been around for over a century. Conventional motor oil does an excellent job of lubricating and protecting the engine provided it is changed regularly. Failure to change the motor oil will cause the conventional oil to deposit grime throughout the engine.


For automobiles that have clocked 75,000 miles or more on their odometers, there is an oil that is specifically manufactured for high-mileage vehicles. As your automobile ages, the engine becomes more susceptible to springing an oil leak. High-mileage motor oil contains an additive that is designed to prevent the engine from leaking motor oil. As with conventional oil, you need to change the high-mileage oil regularly to ensure that it does not add gunk to the engine.


Many drivers today prefer synthetic oil because it remains viscous longer. This means it isn’t as likely to deposit grime throughout the engine and doesn’t need to be changed as frequently as conventional motor oil needs to be changed. Synthetic is also an excellent choice for people who deal with rough commutes or drive high-performance automobiles. Synthetic contains additives that protect engines when the weather is severe outside. This oil also works well in older engines.

Synthetic Blend

Finally, you may want the reliability of conventional oil but the convenience of a synthetic motor oil changing schedule. You can have the best of both worlds if you put synthetic blend in your engine. This motor oil is a combination of synthetic and conventional oil.

Again, Stringer Auto Repair in Johnstown, OH, would be happy to determine the best motor oil for your car, truck, or utility vehicle. Call us today to set up a service appointment.

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