What oil do I use for my car? There are many things to consider. What is the weather like where you live? What is the make, model, and year of your vehicle? What does my car manual tell me? If you can learn this simple information then you can understand which oil to use to keep your car running smoothly.
Oil is categorized by viscosity. Viscosity is the thickness of an oil. Oil gets thinner when heated and thicker when cooled. This means that when the weather is cold a thinner oil works better, but when the weather is hot a thicker oil works better. Depending on where you live, you’ll want to consider the viscosity of the oil you use, but don’t worry, there are multi-viscosity blends to make it easier, especially for drivers who live in areas with ever changing temperatures.
There are a few different types of oils you can find in modern times. These include:
Premium Conventional Oil
Premium conventional oil is the standard for most gas-powered cars. These oils come in several available viscosities and are usually quite cheap in terms of price. Most modern cars will fall into this category, but you will want to consider which type depending on your car’s condition and engine information from your manual.
Full Synthetic Oil
Synthetic Oil is used in high-tech engines. They help achieve an engine’s peak performance, but, for the majority of drivers, synthetic oil is unneeded for their engines and not worth the extra cost. Full Synthetic Oil is expensive because of its market rarity.
Synthetic Blend Oil
Synthetic blend oil is organic oil mixed with synthetic oil. This type of oil is consistently used for engines under a lot of stress from vehicles carrying heavy loads and driving in high temperatures. Pickup and SUV drivers and those in blistering temperatures would do well to consider this type of oil to keep their engine in good condition through the heat and stress of heavy loads. Synthetic blends are a little more expensive than convention oil, but much less expensive than full synthetic oils.
Higher Mileage Oil
If you are driving a vehicle that is approaching 100,000 miles on it then you should consider this oil option. With a great deal of consumers driving used cars, this type of oil has gained a lot of customer interest in the market. It should also be noted that older cars require a bit more oil per dose than newer cars.
There is still more to consider, so make sure to consult your owner’s manual and read through the information on an oil before buying to make sure an oil fits your car’s needs. We here at Nimey’s New Generation Cars hope this has been an informative introduction into the oil used in cars. If you’re looking for further information on car maintenance or are looking for a full-serviced used car, call or stop in!