There are four main types of engine oil: synthetic, conventional, synthetic blend, and high-mileage. Let’s look further into each!
Conventional: This is the type of oil used during a typical Huntersville oil change. It can definitely get the job done in your vehicle, and it’s less expensive than synthetic oil so if you’re on a budget, this might be the way to maintain your car with routine Toyota Service. You’ll need a conventional oil change every 3,000-5,000 miles – this is a rough estimate, and may change depending on your driving habits!
Synthetic: Synthetic oil also has its perks. It’s not composed of natural elements like conventional oil, so it tends to be thinner, cleaner (meaning less deposits in your engine), and more resistant to extreme temperatures. It also has a longer life than conventional oil, so you’ll have to schedule oil changes less often – about every 7,500 miles or so (or even more than that sometimes). However, it’s more expensive than conventional oil.
Synthetic blend: This is where synthetic and conventional oils meet in the middle! It offers you the best of both worlds – more resistance to extreme temps and a cleaner burn. It’s also highly recommended for trucks and SUVs that tow heavy loads on a regular basis, so if you find yourself hauling cargo a lot you may want to talk to our techs at your next Huntersville oil change.
High-mileage: High-mileage engine oil is for cars that are in their golden years – it’s best suited for cars that have over 7,500 miles on them. It has more viscosity and special additives in it to keep your engine running smoothly despite its age and the wear and tear it’s faced so far. It also helps to prevent oil leaks and restore engine sealing for a better performance, as well as keep oil burn-off low. Ask for this type of engine oil at your next oil change in Huntersville for your high-miles car.