We are the best auto shop in Cookeville, and CAR FIX can help you pick out the best motor oil for your automobile. In fact, we can service and repair your vehicle whenever it needs it to make sure it remains safe and reliable on the road. It’s important to have the oil changed regularly – every 3,000 miles for conventional and every 5,000 miles for synthetic – to ensure that the oil remains viscous and does its best job of protecting the engine and reducing its heat. There are four types of motor oil on the market. Let’s talk about all of them below and their special characteristics.
Conventional motor oil has been around for over a century, so it is the most popular oil on the market. You can’t go wrong with conventional, especially if you drive an automobile that is equipped with a standard engine. Conventional oil is extracted from crude in the ground. It is the most organic of the motor oils on our list. This being said, if you are concerned about your carbon footprint, the extraction and production of conventional oil are the most damaging to the environment.
High-mileage motor oil is conventional oil with additives. The additives that are included in this motor oil are specifically designed to better protect an engine that has 75,000 miles or more on the odometer. Once you have turned this type of mileage, your engine is at greater risk of developing an oil leak. This can severely damage the engine. As such, high-mileage oil has additives to prevent oil leaks.
Synthetic motor oil is becoming more popular all of the time. This oil is created in a laboratory. It contains additives to increase its viscosity and lifespan. These additives help protect high-performance engines better than conventional oil does. These additives also give synthetic oil resistance against extreme temperatures such as those during the summers in the Southwest and the winters in the North. Synthetic is more expensive than conventional, which is one reason why conventional remains the most popular choice.
You can have both synthetic and conventional in your engine if you purchase a synthetic blend. This combines the two motor oils to give you better protection than straight conventional oil and a less expensive cost than straight synthetic oil. These blends work well in standard engines that do not require full synthetic.
CAR FIX in Cookeville, TN, would be happy to discuss motor oil with you. Give us a call today to set up a service appointment for your car, SUV, or truck.