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What Are the Different Types of Motor Oil?

What Are the Different Types of Motor Oil?

Oil changes are the #1 most important maintenance service that most vehicles have to undergo. Motor oil plays the vital function of lubricating your engine parts and absorbing/transferring excess heat away from the engine. Though all engine oil serves this particular purpose, there are three kinds of lube you can put in your car: conventional, synthetic, and semi-synthetic.  Conventional Oil Conventional oil is the most basic form of engine oil, and it has been around for decades. This kind of oil is the cheapest option of the three, and it is typically used by older-model automobiles with traditional engine configurations. The change interval for conventional lube is the shortest of the three (approximately 3,000 - 5,000 miles). Synthetic Oil Synthetic oil is the newer type of oil with additives. It is chemically made in a lab to be more consistent in the formulation. It is super effective at limiting friction and resisting high temperatures. Its chemical characteristics can ... read more