What are the right lubricants for your car?
When it’s time for an oil change, which oil is right for your engine? The answer to that question gets more complex every day. The latest engines are getting smaller and more powerful all the time, and manufacturers are specifying complex full synthetic oils to cope with higher engine pressures and meet fuel efficiency targets.
If you’re driving a muscle car or a European import, the manufacturer may well specify a full synthetic motor oil. Alternatively if you’re driving an older domestic vehicle, the manufacturer may recommend a conventional oil. However, even though that’s the most economical option, a full synthetic will almost certainly look after your engine better.
Getting it right at every oil change is essential. Your owner’s manual will tell you which industry specification, type and grade of oil the manufacturer specifies.