How to Pick the Right Type of Motor Oil for Your Vehicle

Oil is essential to your car's engine. It lubricates the engine, protecting it from friction and heat, so it can run smoothly. It's important to make sure that oil can keep doing its job by topping up the oil when it's running low and having it changed every so often.

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Every once in a while, you may need to top up the oil in your car. If your oil is low, it's easy to add more yourself. What's not so easy is choosing the right type of oil for your vehicle.

There are three main types of oil to choose from, and the right fit depends on your vehicle and your driving conditions.

  • Conventional: This is the most affordable type of motor oil. It provides good lubrication and build-up prevention for normal driving conditions, which includes driving on highways and paved roads.
  • Synthetic: This oil is a little more expensive, but it provides more protection in extreme driving conditions, which includes frequent stop-and-go driving, dusty roads, frequent towing, and extreme hot or cold temperatures.
  • Synthetic Blend: This is a blend of both synthetic and conventional oil for more protection at a more affordable price.

In addition to the type of oil, you also need to consider the viscosity. Check your owner's manual to find the recommended viscosity for your particular vehicle.

If your car is in need of an oil change, be sure to stop by our Frederick, CO dealership. We will take care of your oil change needs, and let you know what type of oil we're using, so you can be prepared the next time your car needs oil.

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