Knowing Your Motor Oil at Buchanan Auto Park of Waynesboro

January 14th, 2020 by

Pop the hood to your car, and take a close look at your engine; chances are, you’ll find the evidence of motor oil. Our auto services team at Buchanan Auto Park knows all there is to know about motor oil and are here to help you know the ins and outs of the various types.

Motor oil is a major reason why your engine is purring along.. And strangely enough, the type of motor oil you buy should correspond with the kind of car you drive. While there are a variety of grades and brands to consider when buying motor oil, the specific type can make all the difference.

Visit our service center and you’ll likely find full synthetic, synthetic blend, conventional, and high-mileage motor oil. Starting from the bottom, high-mileage motor oil is used for engines that have been on the road for more than 75,000 miles. Meant to break down excessive gunk, and curb leaks and smog emissions, high-mileage motor oil is the way to go if you’re driving an older car. Conventional motor oil is the industry standard and can be found on any light-duty vehicle, with a middling odometer reading. While good, conventional oil isn’t the preferred option for performance vehicles, that’s where synthetic and full synthetic motor oil comes in. Full synthetic is highly lubricating, can fight sludge, and can even increase the horsepower of your engine. Synthetic blend, on the other hand, is a cheaper version of the fully synthetic option, and while not as effective can still do an excellent job in any engine.

Knowing your motor oil is important, even our Chrysler, Dodge, RAM, and Jeep dealers will attest to that. When you visit Buchanan Auto Park, we’ll not only help you find the car of your dreams, but we’ll keep that car running for years to come.

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