What are the Different Oil Types?

There are four types of oil available for automobile engines. We can help you choose the right oil for your vehicle. The owner’s manual is the best place to begin. To find out the recommended oil type for your vehicle, check your owner’s guide. You will also find information about the recommended oil weight in your owner’s manual. Let’s now discuss the different oil types.


The popularity contest goes to conventional motor oil. The United States has the highest percentage of conventional oil users than any other type of oil. It is recommended that this oil be used in standard engines. To ensure that the oil filter does not get clogged, it is recommended to change the oil filter every 3,000 miles. This service also changes the conventional oil and puts clean oil in the engine. Conventional motor oil comes from the ground and is organic. It is made for more than a century.


High-mileage motor oils use a conventional oil base and adds additives to it to protect vehicles with more than 75,000 miles. A high-mileage oil helps to prevent oil from leaking. Leaking oil can cause severe damage to an engine. In fact, leaking oil can cause engine damage that is beyond repair. It may be time for you to switch from conventional motor oil to high-mileage if your vehicle has a lot of miles.


The newest fad in motor oil is synthetic. This oil is manufactured in a laboratory and begins with a standard base. The oil then contains many additives that make it more resistant to extreme temperatures and high-performance engines than regular motor oils. Audi and BMW recommend that synthetic motor oil be used for their vehicles. This motor oil lasts longer between oil changes.

Synthetic Blend

You can also choose to use a mixture of conventional and synthetic oils. This type of oil is known as a synthetic blend. It is more expensive than regular motor oils but less expensive than synthetic motor oils. It has some additives that synthetic oils have to protect your engine. It also contains conventional oil that has been used for more than a century and is reliable.

Call our shop to book an oil change appointment for your vehicle. We’ll talk to you about all the motor oils so that you can choose the right one. Once you’ve chosen the best oil for your car, we’ll change the oil and filter and get you back on the road.

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