Auto Repair

There Are Four Oil Types Available for Your Automobile

It can get a little confusing knowing which motor oil is the best for your automobile’s engine. Some people say conventional is just fine, while others tout the benefits of synthetic motor oil. Empire Auto Care advises that the first step in determining the best motor oil for your car, truck, or utility vehicle is to check your owner’s manual. The manual contains the recommended oil type and weight for your engine, and this is the oil type you should use barring extenuating circumstances. Let’s talk more about this.


If there were a popularity contest between motor oils, conventional motor oil would win. This oil is used the most throughout the United States because it does an excellent job of protecting standard engines with low mileage. Conventional motor oil is the most affordable on this list but it also needs to be changed the most often. Conventional oil needs to be changed every 3,000 miles to ensure it’s doing its job to the best of its ability.


High-mileage motor oil also needs to be changed every 3,000 miles. This oil is designed specifically for automobiles that have 75,000 miles or more on the engines. This motor oil contains special additives to help prevent an older engine from springing an oil leak; a common problem with older engines. High-mileage motor oil also works well in standard engines that, as we mentioned above, have a ton of miles under the hood.


Synthetic motor oil is created in a lab and contains additives that maintain its viscosity longer. This means you can go longer between oil changes if you put synthetic in your engine. This being said, synthetic is the most expensive motor oil on this list. It works well in high-performance engines and does an excellent job of protecting engines that operate in extreme climates. We don’t have extreme temperature changes here in Florida.

Synthetic Blend

Finally, some people don’t want to go full synthetic but want better protection than conventional. If this is your way of thinking, you will do well to put a synthetic blend in your motor. This oil is a combination of both synthetic and conventional oils, and it contains additives to provide additional protection for your car, truck, or utility vehicle’s engine. Synthetic blend oils can also go longer between oil changes, but not as long as full synthetic.

Empire Auto Care is the best auto service shop in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, and we can help you determine which motor oil is best for your automobile. Call us today to schedule an appointment.

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