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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