Friday, January 14, 2011

Motor Oil Secrets Revealed

There are some myths that people seem to swallow, no matter how much the evidence is to the contrary. You could spend days investigating the facts that people believe on any number of subjects that, in the end, turn out to be completely unfounded in facts. The motor oil industry does its part to pass down a lot of myths to car owners, that people continue to fall for and adhere to for their entire lives. Getting past the sales hype and myths that the big oil companies sell is what the Motor Oil Bible is all about.

This book, written by oil expert, Mike Kaufman, is one of the most information packed books available to teach people the truth about motor oil. You may be one of those people who think that there isn't much to be learned about motor oil. This is simply because the big companies really don't want people to learn too much about their products. They want people to keep purchasing their products and that's all they want.

Purchasing this book could end up saving you thousands of dollars, once you learn to get past the myths of motor oil and choose the best type of oil for your car and your unique driving habits. That's right. There are different types of oil that are more beneficial than others, and it's far more detailed than simply purchasing synthetic oil versus petroleum based oil. This book delves deep into the various factors that really make an oil the best choice for you to choose.

Learn what the big oil companies don't, or won't tell you about the factors that contribute to making the smartest oil purchasing decisions for your car. Don't settle for sales hype when you can learn the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth about motor oil from the Motor Oil Bible.
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Monday, January 10, 2011

Getting the Most from Your Car's Performance – The Right Oil is Essential

Our cars are some of our most prized possessions. We sink a lot of money, time and energy into our cars, so it's only natural that we expect them to operate efficiently. When some people get a new car, it's almost like a relationship. They treat the car gently and do everything they can to keep it running well, but they rarely keep up these efforts over the long haul.

While you may not have the time or energy to pamper your car all the time, you can take some simple steps to keep it running great. When it comes to a car's performance, motor oil has to be one of the biggest considerations. So, even if you can't baby your car forever, you can take good care of it by simply putting some thought into the kind of oil that you use.

If you ask most of the employees at the oil lube shops what you can do to improve a car's performance, motor oil changes are always going to be the first tidbit of wisdom they have to offer. You, on the other hand, need to think a bit deeper and consider not only changing the oil in your car, but also choosing the right oil for your unique situation.

The make and model of your car, how often you drive it and how long you plan to own your car, all factor into making the best oil choices. Don't expect the oil shop to tell you this, though, they simply want you to come back regularly, so they keep making money. Take the time to learn a bit about the things that go into choosing the right oil for your car, and you will be doing your part to take better care of it over the lifetime of your ownership.

Motor Oil Sign.Image by Ollie Crafoord via Flickr
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Friday, January 7, 2011

Getting Past Sales Hype and Choosing the Best Motor Oil

We all know that the oil industry is a multi-billion dollar business. Any time a product brings in a lot of money, you can be sure that you will see it advertised – a lot. And we do see lots of motor oil commercials and advertisements every year. Each ad claiming that this is the brand of oil that you have to use in your car, if you've got a brain in your skull. You have to get past that hype and engage your brain to make smart choices for your car. When you see motor oil reviews, it's important to remember that there is marketing going on behind the scenes, designed to make sales.

You can't blame the advertisements. After all, that's the name of the game – selling more product. To be a smart car owner, though, you can't afford to let their marketing tactics sway your purchasing decision. Your car is too important to you to put an oil in it just because the oil companies say so. Look past the surface levels of the motor oil reviews that these companies put out and dig a bit deeper to see whether or not those reviews are applicable to your car and your driving habits.

Whatever you do, don't let advertising convince you that one size fits all when it comes to purchasing motor oil. Some car owners will get amazing benefits from using synthetic oils, while others may not get quite as much bang for their buck. If you only drive a few miles every week, logic dictates that you will not benefit from the same type of oil as someone who commutes 100 miles, round trip every day.

Take a few of these variables into consideration before you buy an oil based on a review. Remember, there is no way one of these reviews can possibly apply to every situation, and the next one you read may not apply to your situation at all.
Quart bottle of Red Line 5W-30 synthetic motor oilImage via Wikipedia

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Monday, January 3, 2011

Motor Oils – How Do They Compare to Each Other?

Just 20 years ago, doctors repeatedly told their patients to eat low fat diets. Across the board this advice was given, and little else was talked about in terms of nutrition. The thinking was that less fat in the diet translated to better health. Over time, nutritional science proved this advice to be bad advice for most people.

Think about it, one generic diet given to nearly every type of patient. It's pretty ridiculous isn't it. In much the same way, though, mechanics will often tell their customers to get their oil changed and never tell them that one type of oil does not necessarily work best for every situation. It's important to do a motor oil comparison, to see which type of oil is the best choice for your car. Don't settle for the generic prescription, it simply doesn't work for everyone.

Take some time to learn a bit about an oil's viscosity when doing a motor oil comparison. You hear this term a lot on the oil commercials, but very few people ever find out just what it means and how different viscosities should make a difference in the motor oil they choose to use for their car. If you can't find a lot of information on viscosity, check your owner's manual. That should give you a good starting point for the recommended oil viscosity for the make and model that you drive.

Just as a diet for someone trying to lose 20 pounds won't be the same as a young athlete trying to gain muscle mass, the same old oil won't work for every car. There are differences that must be addressed anold skool motor oil & fuel pumpImage by ♥ L A D Y M ♥ via Flickrd you must compare motor oils to make the best choice.

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Friday, December 31, 2010

Motor Oil Purchasing Considerations

What do you think about when you buy motor oil? You know that changing your oil is important, and you probably stick to a recommended cycle for that task. However, there's more to getting the best oil for your car than simply changing the oil on a regular basis. A little thought needs to go into your oil purchases if you want to get the benefits you desire as a car owner.

Everyone Does it
Of course, changing the oil in your car is something that everyone does, and hopefully on a somewhat regular basis. You may not be a mechanic, but you have surely learned that your car needs to have oil to run, but not every oil is beneficial for every situation. Even your trusted mechanic probably doesn't understand the factors that play into making the most beneficial car oil decisions for your particular situation. Like everyone else, most mechanics have been taught to simply recommend regular oil changes and that is the extent of their knowledge.

Wouldn't you like to know the best oil for keeping your engine protected, especially if you plan to own the car for a long time? Or maybe you want to know which type of motor oil will be the most cost effective over the lifetime of your ownership, if you plan to trade your car in within a few years. These are both great considerations and the answer for each scenario is likely to be very different.

When you buy motor oil, get past the mentality of this being a 'generic' purchase and consider the varying factors that are involved. Taking an informed approach to motor oil purchase could go a long way in making your engine last longer, or in reducing maintenance costs.
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Monday, December 27, 2010

Is there one, best type of Motor Oil?

There are a lot of lessons to be learned from the world of competitive sports. Think about it; there are small, muscular gymnasts who perform amazing acrobatics and there are huge football players who need raw power and explosiveness. Of course, there are many other types of sports and athletes besides these two examples, but ponder, for a moment, the huge differences between the two mentioned here. Do you think that they eat the same kind of diets and train the same way?

Of course they don't. There can be no one diet, or training regiment that would cover these two types of athletes, let alone the hundreds of different types from various sports. So why is it, then, that people assume that the their car motor oil should be exactly the same as the oil used by a completely different type of car that is driven in a totally different manner on a daily basis.

The misinformation that exists about a car motor oil being the “best” is misleading and confusing to the average consumer. If you have an old pick up truck that you use to do a lot of work, and you need it to last another 7 years, do you really think you should be using the same motor oil that would be beneficial to a small car owner who plans on trading the car in after 2 years?

It should be pretty evident that there's more to a motor oil being considered the “best” than a commercial simply telling you so. It's very important to realize that there simply is not a blanket, “best” motor oil. Each has unique qualities that may or may not benefit a particular car, depending upon the car owner's usage and goMobil 1Image via Wikipediaals for that car.
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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Which Oil is the Best? The Answer Might Surprise You

If you're like most people, you probably have a favorite brand of motor oil that you use on a regular basis. You might be a regular user of one of the synthetic oils on the market, or maybe you stick to good, old fashioned petroleum based oil. Regardless of the type of oil that you use, have you ever stopped to think about why you came to use your favorite type of oil? Perhaps you've heard about how synthetic is better and decided you want nothing but the best for your car. Or, maybe you've heard that synthetic really won't give
your car any benefits, so you stick with petroleum based motor oils to save a few bucks.

To really find out the best oil for your car, there's a lot more to think about than “X is better than Y” or “Y costs less than X.” These are factors that you should consider, but maybe not in the way that you think. Yes, synthetic oil does provide many benefits to cars, but depending upon your goals and usage as a car owner, you may not benefit from paying for those benefits.

It's also true that you can save some money by choosing a cheaper brand of petroleum based oil. You may, however, only be saving money when you purchase the actual oil. Over time, depending upon your car and your goals as a car owner, you could be spending a lot more money over the long run, due to your choice in motor oils.

None of the automobile experts can tell you that one oil is best without knowing your unique needs as a car owner. For example, if you trade in your car every few years and purchase a new one, do you really need to purchase synthetic oil for your car, or are you wasting money by paying for engine protection benefits that will never make a difference to you? These are the kinds of questions you need to ask yourself and ponder before you make any rash, sweeping decisions about the type of motor oil that's best for your car and your unique circumstances.
Range of Motor Oils on display in KuwaitImage via Wikipedia
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