Which oil is the best for the car and why?

  1. akuigla profile image62
    akuiglaposted 7 years ago

    Which oil is the best for the car and why?

  2. equipmentpro profile image77
    equipmentproposted 7 years ago

    In my opinion, it's a trade off.  Synthetics are going to cost a lot more, but they should make your engine last longer if you follow the manufacturers instructions to the letter.  I know some people swear by AMSOIL, but I can't justify the cost on my equipment.

    For my money, any name brand oil is good.  I buy whatever is on sale at the auto parts store among the top brands, which are probably Pennzoil, Castrol, Havoline, and a few others.  My father makes me laugh because he still swears that Castrol contains castor oil, which I doubt is true, although it may have been at one time.

    I think THE most important thing is not the brand or type, it's how often you change the oil and filter.  I have opened up motors with 100,000 miles on them and they look brand new inside, largely because the oil was changed regularly.  Hope this helps.

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