What Oil Does My Car Take?
Your car’s manufacturer defined the type of oil that should be used to properly protect your engine. Always refer to the owner’s manual when it’s time for an oil change, as the manual will indicate specific viscosity requirements. Some cars will have varying viscosity and oil change interval recommendations based on driving conditions – for example, frequent driving in stop-and-go situations, dusty areas, or extreme hot or cold might necessitate considering a different oil viscosity or more frequent oil changes.
Many auto manufacturers are now requiring synthetic oils in their engines, as newer engines are built to tolerances that require the viscosities, additives, and protection only available in synthetic oils. This is especially true in GDI, turbo and other modern engine technologies, where high engine stress can cause additional heat, friction, and deposit formation. Synthetic oils are more resistant to breaking down under the stress of these operating conditions.
If you have any questions about selecting the right oil for your car, contact to your local Just Tires store to help choose the right Valvoline motor oil.