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Different Types Of Engine Oil For Cars | Chip Wynn Motors | Paducah, KY

Keeping your used car running properly for years to come requires proper maintenance, and that involves filling the engine with the right oil. Whether you change your car’s oil by yourself or pay a mechanic to do it for you, make sure the correct engine oil is being used. If you’re unsure how to distinguish the different types, here’s a quick guide.

Conventional motor oil

This is the traditional type of oil that’s based on crude oil. After being pumped out of the ground and being refined, the oil can be used to lubricate the engine. It’s a cheap option and has been the traditional method for a century. Unfortunately, quality and contents range drastically due to the natural inconsistency among sources of fossil fuels.

Synthetic motor oil

This specially engineered type of liquid consists of molecules that have fewer impurities and are more resilient than natural oil. It performs better under stress and lasts for longer than old-fashioned oil. Unfortunately, it also costs more.

Blended motor oil

Many car owners choose this compromise, which blends synthetic motor oil with conventional motor oil. This makes it a bit more affordable while still receiving some of the performance benefits that synthetic oil provides.

High-mileage motor oil

This is the engine oil you’ll want to use if you own a used car from Chip Wynn Motors that’s been driven over 100,000 miles. It’s specially formulated for cars with older engines that may be starting to break down and face performance issues.

If you need any more advice on caring for your used car after you purchase it from Chip Wynn Motors, we would be happy to talk with you. Our dealership in Paducah is committed to helping you get the most value out of your car — even after you make your purchase.

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