Changing your motor oil is one of the most important parts of automotive maintenance. Over the years the quality of both engines and oils have allowed drivers to stay out of oil change shops longer. But just because cars can run upwards of 7,500 miles on a single oil change doesn’t mean you should forget to make your oil changes a priority.
The best way to treat your vehicle right is to find the motor oil that’s best for you. Nowadays, motor oils come in a variety of ways, often advertising “high mileage”, “hi-tech engines”, “advanced fuel economy”, etc. The most important option, however, is between conventional and synthetic motor oils.
The main benefit of conventional oil is its lower cost. Synthetic, or man-made oil is more expensive; however, the oil stays cleaner for long which means your regular scheduled oil changes are less frequent. Determining which oil is best is dependent on which type of vehicle you have, what kind of driving you do, and other individual factors.
If you’d like to learn more about the pros and cons of conventional and synthetic motor oils, click here.