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05/09/2017
There are many types of motor oils on the market, but what's the difference? This post can help you understand what makes them all different and why a synthetic motor oil, like AMSOIL's Signature Series 0W-20 Synthetic Motor Oilmay be your best choice.

How to Choose the Right Oil for Your Vehicle

Getting an oil change can be a confusing task even if you're not taking care of it yourself. The many different types of oil available, the viscosity ranges, and the additives they include can make it a tough process. With a bit of research, this task can become a bit easier. Use these tips the next time you need to get your oil changed.

Understand Oil Types

Before settling on any oil, be sure you understand what it is it can do for your engine. There are important differences you should be aware of so that you can get the best oil for your vehicle.
  • Conventional motor oil. Conventional motor oil is probably the most well-known oil type because it is so commonly used. This oil option tends to be the cheapest, but with good reason. While it does meet API requirements, it doesn't do much more than that. It doesn't offer much in terms of additives and will need to be changed more often in order to keep your engine in good condition.
  • Synthetic motor oil. Synthetic oil can be more pricey than conventional oil, but the investment is worth the payoff. Synthetic oils are man-made in order to ensure superior performance and stability. They offer many benefits that stem from their additive packages. These benefits may include better performance in extreme temperatures, superior cleaning abilities, and longer change intervals. These types of oils can keep friction to a minimum under the hood, meaning less strain and wear on your engine. This can lead to a longer engine life and better performance. Not only that, but they can also help increase fuel economy in most car models.
  • Synthetic blend. Synthetic blends are exactly what they sound like: a blend of conventional and synthetic properties. While you can get some of the benefits associated with a full synthetic oil, you certainly won't get them all.
  • High mileage oil. High mileage oils were created with the consumers' needs in mind. As more vehicles are made to last longer, it's more common to see vehicles with impressively high mileage. However, as they reach these high numbers, their needs may change when compared to lower mileage vehicles. High mileage oils tend to offer more anti-wear additives to prevent significant wear on your already tired engine. They also include seal conditioners to prevent leaks that can lead to higher oil consumption and engine strain. These are specifically made with high mileage engines in mind, so they likely won't suit a newer engine with minimal miles under its belt.
To purchase the perfect synthetic oil for your vehicle, contact the pros at Advanced Filtration Technologies, IncAsk them about their Signature Series 0W-20 Synthetic Motor Oil, a perfect fit for your gas engine. For even more AMSOIL products to keep your vehicle in top shape, head over to their online shop. You can also call them at (701) 572- 3780 to place your order.

Oil for Diesel Engines

There are quite a few differences between diesel engines and gas engines. One of these differences is the type of oil needed to keep them healthy. Generally, oil made for diesel engines is higher in viscosity because of the extreme heat and conditions these engines encounter. They also include more additives per volume because of their differing needs. For example, diesel engines tend to deal with more soot and combustion than gas engines. This gives them a greater need for detergents to keep the engine free of deposits that can lead to added strain. Although this type of oil may sound like it offers better protection, it wasn't designed for gas engines. It's best to only use it on diesel engines. If you're not sure how to tell the difference between the two, look for the API doughnut on you oil's label. If it has an S (service or spark ignition), it's meant for use in gas engines, and if it has a C (commercial or compressor ignition) it's meant for diesel engines.

The Best Synthetic Oil Change in Williams County

Now that you're prepared for your next oil change, why not make it synthetic oil in Williams County? To find the perfect products for your oil change, contact Advanced Filtration Technologies, Inc. at (701) 572- 3780. They can recommend the right oil, like AMSOIL's Signature Series 0W-20 Synthetic Motor Oil. Browse their full range of quality products in their online shop.
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