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Basic Maintenance Series: Choosing the Right Motor Oil for Your Vehicle

Motor oil comes in many varieties.

Whether you change your own oil or leave it to someone else, you’re likely going to be presented with a few different options. These options may include different oil brands, weights, formulations—even completely different motor oil types.

We highly recommend changing your own oil, because it’s easy and will save you money. The first step is choosing the right motor oil for your vehicle, environment, and driving habits. Consult your owner’s manual and follow your vehicle manufacturer’s recommendations pertaining to motor oil and change intervals. To better understand the oil weight ratings as well as the differences between conventional, synthetic, and semi-synthetic motor oil, check out the video tutorial below.

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  1. Omar J Hernandez says:

    I own a 1975 Cadillac Coupe DeVille. Whats the Best Motor and Transmission Oil for my car? Do i need to add Lead based oil or Zinc?

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