Understanding the Different Types of Engine Oil

Understanding the Different Types of Engine Oil

CBAC Feb Oil Change 1Most people follow the general rule of changing their oil every 3,000 miles. However, it’s best to consult the owner’s manual before making any assumptions about your car.

While every car owner knows their engine’s oil needs to be changed, many drivers don’t know the finer details about the different types of engine oil. So today, our experts at Christian Brothers Automotive Granbury will share their knowledge about the different types of engine oil.

Conventional Oil

This oil is made from crude oil pulled from the ground and processed at a refinery. Conventional oil is also known as mineral oil. Once the oil is processed, the base oil is then combined with additives that help to enhance the viscosity and engine protection properties. Conventional oil is typically the least expensive and is the oil used for most oil changes.

Full-Synthetic Oil

Full-synthetic engine oil is created using man-made materials. Additives are used to increase the lubricant’s performance. The oil only contains smooth lubricating molecules, which means your vehicle may have better fuel economy and start easier in cold temperatures. While full-synthetic is high quality, it’s approximately two times more expensive than conventional oil.

At the end of the day, you should always refer to your owner’s manual. First follow the manufacturer’s instructions and if that doesn’t help, feel free to drop by your local Christian Brothers Automotive in Granbury, Texas. We’ll help you choose the right engine oil and keep your car driving smooth. See the nice difference.