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.
What kind of oil change do I need for my car?
If your car takes conventional oil, most mechanics recommend an oil change every 3,000 to 5,000 miles. On the other hand, if you use synthetic oil, you should probably change it every 7,500 miles, though some synthetic oils last 10,000-15,000 miles.
What kind of oil does my car take Valvoline?
The following Valvoline motor oils meet or exceed the requirements of GM standard dexos 1™ Gen 2: SynPower 0W-20, 5W-20, 5W-30. Durablend 5W-20, 5W-30. Full Synthetic High Mileage with MaxLife Technology 0W-20, 5W-20, 5W-30.
Which oil is better 5w30 or 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.
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