Question: What Oil Does My Car Take??

Motul 300V

Motul are well known for making some of the best car engine oils in motorsport to date, their range of high quality 300v fully synthetic ester based motor oil is ideal for track or fast road.

Does my car need synthetic oil?

Typically, high-performance vehicles will be more likely to require synthetic oil, as will vehicles that have a turbocharged or supercharged engine. However, if the automaker for your vehicle does not require synthetic oil for your engine, the oil choice is trickier — and there is no clear answer.

How do you know what kind of oil your car needs?

There’s no substitute for reading your owner’s manual. It will list what type of oil the automaker recommends for your car. It may also recommend different oil depending on whether you live in a hot or cold climate. The most important thing is to use oil that’s the right thickness, or viscosity, for your car’s engine.

Can I use 5w30 instead of 5w40?

If you are racking your brain to choose between 5w30 and 5w40, we recommend you go with 5w30. However, if it is too expensive or not available for use, you can always go with the 5w40, which is just as good and will not cause any damage to the engine parts.

Which oil is better 5w30 or 10w30?

A higher viscosity oil, such as 10w30, will flow slower at low temperatures compared to a lower viscosity oil like 5w30. A higher viscosity or thicker oil will seal better than a low viscosity oil. A thicker oil will also provide better lubrication of critical engine parts.

Can I use 10w40 instead of 5w30?

Your vehicle does not use 5W-30 oil. The recommended oil viscosity for your vehicle, according to Kia documentation, is 10W-40. If you drive the vehicle in exceptionally cold weather, well below 32 degrees, you can use 5W-30 oil but even 10W-40 is still perfectly OK to use if outdoor temperatures are below freezing.

Is full synthetic oil worth it?

Because synthetic oil is better on your engine and has fewer impurities, it can go longer than conventional oils or synthetic blends. Turbo engines and older cars may still require oil changes every 3,000 to 5,000 miles. Synthetic oil change intervals range 10,000-15,000 miles or once a year (whatever comes first).

Is it worth it to get synthetic oil?

Why Synthetic Oil Is Worth the Extra Cost. Synthetic oil is more expensive than conventional oil but offers superior protection for your car’s engine. Synthetic oil provides more effective protection for your car, may even prolong the life of your engine and would cost the average driver just $65 more each year.

Can I mix synthetic and regular oil?

The simple answer: Yes. There is no danger mixing synthetic and conventional motor oil; however, conventional oil will detract from the superior performance of synthetic oil and reduce its benefits. So, yes, you can safely mix synthetic and conventional oil.

Can I drive my car with 0 Oil life?

It is important not to wait to have your vehicle serviced, especially once the indicator reads 0% oil life. GM recommends that an oil change should be completed within two fuel tank fill-ups from when the first message was displayed, or within 600 miles.

Can I use 5w30 instead of 5w20?

Synthetic engine oils are flexible, which means both 5w20 and 5w30 work equally well to protect your vehicle’s engine despite the climate. But if you still find yourself wondering which motor oil to choose between 5w20 vs 5w30, we recommend you go with 5w30.

What happens if you put the wrong oil in your car?

Motor oil slip-ups.

The brand of motor oil matters little, but its viscosity grade (10W-30, for example) is important. Use only what the owner’s manual specifies. Using the wrong oil can lead to reduced lubrication and shorter engine life. If the manual says to use synthetic oil, do so.

Is 0w40 better than 5w40?

Well, for a start, we can see that they have the same viscosity when heated to normal engine operating temperatures so that won’t set them apart. If you live in a part of the country that sees very cold winters then 0W40 is likely a better choice for your engine than 5W40.

What is the difference between 5w30 and 10w30?

When to Use 10w30 vs 5w30

The only difference between these two oils is cold flow ability: a 10w30 oil will move slower than a 5w30 oil during cold startups. At operating temperatures, both oils will have the same viscosity (30) and will flow and protect identically.

Can you mix different viscosities of oil?

Different viscosities of the same brand oil will have different amounts of viscosity index improvers (polymers), but otherwise the additive systems will be the same. It is always advisable to not mix motor oil brands, however, different viscosity grades of the same brand motor oil are compatible.

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