Changing the oil in your vehicle is very important. It will improve the life span of your car.  Also, it will help your car run smoother.

There are four different types of motor oil:

  • Conventional
  • Full Synthetic
  • Synthetic Blend
  • High-mileage

The kind of oil you pick really depends on the make, model, and engine of your vehicle.

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Check your vehicle owner’s manual to confirm what kind of oil is required.

Most cars usually take conventional oil.

High-mileage oil is regularly suggested for vehicles with more than 75,000 miles.  High mileage oil is designed for older cars.  It is designed to reduce leaks and oil seepage.  It may also help with reducing smoke and harmful emissions in older engines.

Synthetic oil is designed for higher performance cars that require higher levels of lubrication.  Full Synthetic oil has a higher viscosity level.  It is also designed to prevent thermal breakdown and oil oxidation.  Synthetic oil is also designed to prevent oil sludge.  Many times synthetic oil is used to help with fuel economy.


Synthetic oil is usually more expensive than conventional motor oil.  It’s a good idea to check your owner’s manual and consult with one of the technicians at your local auto repair shop to see what’s right for you.   Usually you do not have to change synthetic motor oil every 3000 miles, but again, it’s so important to check your owners manual.


Ladies, If you ignore changing your motor oil, you can damage your engine and sometimes the repair can get very expensive.  If you can’t remember the last time your changed your motor oil, and there is no reminder sticker on the inside of your car windshield, then it’s probably a great idea to call and setup an appointment for an oil change.