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Auto Shop Advice: What Type of Oil is Best for My Car?

March 24, 2017

  

 

Oil Advice from an Auto Shop

 

Every car is different and requires different parts and fluids to function at peak performance. One of the types of fluids that every car needs to run properly is oil. However, there are several different types of oil available, making it difficult to know exactly which type is right for your vehicle. The auto shop at Terry’s Auto Service and Towing break down the different types of car engine oil to help you determine which type is the right choice for your vehicle.

 

Conventional Oil

 

Conventional oil is often the cheapest choice for car engine oil. Many car dealerships use this oil in their vehicles. Conventional oil comes in a variety of grade and viscosity levels to be useful for a number of different vehicles. This type of oil is a good choice for cars with simple engines, low mileage, and drivers who drive safely and consistently. People who regularly schedule oil changes often use conventional oil for the cost and performance.

 

Fully Synthetic Oil

 

Fully synthetic oil is used with high-tech engines, in part due to its longer-lasting and superior performance. Synthetic oil is put through a number of quality tests to ensure that it is the best quality oil. While synthetic oil is the highest quality oil, most engines function perfectly fine without it. Unless the owner’s manual specifically mentions using synthetic oil, it would be better (and cheaper) to choose a different option.

 

Synthetic Blend Oil

 

Synthetic blend oil is a popular choice for truck and SUV drivers because it has benefits of both synthetic and conventional oils. This type of oil has a higher temperature performance with a minimum cost increase from traditional conventional oil.

 

High Mileage Oil

 

High mileage oil is ideal for vehicles that have higher miles on the engine. This type of oil has been specifically designed with additional conditioners to help add more life to the internal seals in the engine. However, this type of oil is not effective on all types of engines. Discuss this type of oil with your auto shop before using it in your next oil change.

 

Oil Changes at Your Local Auto Shop

 

If your vehicle is in need of an oil change, the auto shop at Terry’s Auto has you covered! We are a full-service auto shop and can take care of all of your car’s needs, from oil to brakes to more advanced services. We also offer roadside assistance and 24-hour towing for those unexpected issues. For more information on our auto shop and the services we provide, check out the Terry’s Auto Service and Towing website or contact our office today! We’d love to be your auto shop.

 

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