Does Oil Quality Matter? | Greenville NC | Serving New Bern, Washington, Wilson & Rocky Mount

Does oil quality matter


Most drivers are already aware that changing a vehicle's oil regularly is important. Getting the oil changed roughly every 5,000 to 6,000 miles (or sooner) is a good goal for keeping your car running smoothly. Did you know, however, that the quality of the oil you use is also important? Some engines have specific requirements, so it's possible to use the wrong oil for your car's engine. To learn more about oil types and quality, keep reading!

  • Modern Oil
  • Did you know there are different grades of oil on the market? Make sure you're getting a better quality by looking for the API service symbol or the API certification mark. They are shaped like a donut and a starburst, respectively. SM is the highest rated oil, as it's engineered to improve the engine's resistance to rust and to help prevent too much buildup. Be sure to look for these qualifications.

  • Oil Types
  • Two main types of oil exist on the market: conventional and synthetic. Typically, the less expensive option is conventional oil, but it's usually fine for most engines. However, there are some engines that require a synthetic oil, such as luxury or performance vehicles. So, what's the difference between conventional and synthetic oils? Synthetic oil goes through a refinement process that makes it better suited to fine-tuned engineering. Blended oils also exist on the market, and these are typically for engines with unique needs, such as high-mileage or turbocharged engines.

  • What's Right for You?
  • A great tool for learning about the unique needs of your vehicle is the owner's manual. It will tell you the proper type of oil for your car's engine. You can also rest assured that our service technicians will know the exact type of oil for your vehicle, even down to the specified weight.

    Ready to schedule an oil change? Schedule your appointment today to have our expert technicians give your car the attention it deserves!

    If you're in need of an oil change or routine maintenance, come see us at Joe Pecheles Hyundai at 201 SE Greenville Blvd Greenville, NC 27858. As always, we look forward to serving our customers from Greenville, NC, and from New Bern, Washington, Wilson and Rocky Mount.