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30th July 2022

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How Can You Choose The Best Engine Oil For Car?

Goosed around by options and confused about what engine oil to choose for your car? Look no further. Here are some top tips for choosing the best oil for a car.

Engine oil is not one size fits all. Each type of car requires a different grade of oil, depending on its engine design and its miles per gallon capacity. Also, if you care about your car's health, then quality matters more than price when buying an engine oil. Looking for the best pre-owned cars, search no more ABE is here to give the best product and service you required.

Engine oil is the most important part of every vehicle, it keeps the moving parts of the car running smoothly and reduces friction. Engine oil protects your car from wear and tear, leaks and damages. When engine oil expires or a car has a low engine oil and changes in viscosity or change in contamination levels, it can lead to unsafe driving conditions like engine oil surge, auto choke or even an engine explosion.

A good engine oil will help in keeping your car running smoother, longer. To get the answer of what is the best oil for cars, It is important to note that there are various grades of oil available in the market, so, it becomes very important to have a clear idea about different types of engine oils.

Type of Engine Oils

Different types of engine oils available in the market are:

1.  Synthetic oil

2.  Semi-synthetic oil

3.  Mineral oil

Let’s quickly go through each of the types to have a better idea. 

1. Synthetic oil 

Synthetic oil is known for delivering better performance and protection during braking and accelerating. It works best in higher traffic conditions and helps to reduce wear and tear of your car as it leads to lesser production of sludge. If you travel long distances, this oil is the perfect choice. Most synthetic oils cost around Rs 1050-1250 per litre depending on the viscosity of the product. This oil lasts for up to 1 year and does its job when it comes to longevity. It has a low sludge level, which is rewarding especially if you own a performance-based vehicle.

2. Semi synthetic oil 

To save on the cost of fuel, it is recommended to use a semi-synthetic oil in your car. Semi-synthetic oil is a cost-effective, auto oil which requires less protection, compared to fully synthetic oil. Semi-synthetic oils provide better protection than synthetic oils and help you save costs in the long run. A change interval of 6000 to 7500 Kms or 12 Months, whichever is earlier is recommended while choosing this oil. 

3. Mineral Oil

Mineral oil, like the name suggests, is the cheapest choice for your car. It provides good results when used in cars with small engines and little mileage. However, it’s less effective than synthetic oils on high-performance vehicles and is not recommended for high mileage engines or for cars that are driven aggressively. This oil is good only for 5,000km or 6 months and costs much less than synthetic oil but has a very high chemical content. 

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How Do You Choose the Correct Engine Oil?

Engine oil is an important part of a car. Without it, the engine would lose its performance. If you want to ensure that your car runs smoothly, you need to know what kind of engine oil is recommended. You will get your answer to questions such as, “what is the best engine oil for my car or what is the best car oil to use”. So here are all the terms and specifications you need to know before choosing the right oil for your car.

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API Standard - The “American Petroleum Institute” (API) determines the standard classification of motor oils. You should check your owner’s manual to find out which API Standard it uses.

Viscosity Grade -  The viscosity of your engine oil determines the thickness of it and also its stress holding capacity. A thicker oil can withstand pressure better, but a thinner oil may work better in the winter. An engine oil with an even higher viscosity is recommended for cars operating at higher temperatures.

ACEA Rating -  The ACEA rating represents the lubricant in your engine oil. It is a very important factor to consider when choosing the right oil, as it impacts fuel economy, vehicle performance, and engine wear.

The right grade of engine oil makes all the difference in bringing stability to your car. You can get insights on engine oil grades and find out which one best suits your purpose by referring to the above points.

Should You Change the Engine Oil if You Drive a Car for Less Kms?

If you’re planning on changing your car’s engine oil and the owner’s manual doesn’t specify a specific time, it’s better to stick with the recommended time by the manufacturer. The reason being that over time, viscosity molecules break down. Therefore, as soon as you see signs of increased wear and tear in your car or if there are signs of decreased performance or engine noise, it’s best to invest in an oil change at the earliest possible.

Also, changing your car’s oil is important to its long-term health and proper performance. Its engine needs a good supply of oil to lubricate the moving parts properly, thereby ensuring safety of people on the road and a smooth ride. There is no substitute for routine change of oil even if you do not drive your car frequently.

FAQs

1. How do I know what oil is best for my car?

There are various factors which need to be considered before buying the best oil for your car:

1.  Type of oil

2.  Viscosity Grade

3.  ACEA rating 

2.  Which oil is best for engine oil?

The best engine oil will be the one which will suit best in all aspects. There are different factors like viscosity, API standard and ACEA rating which will contribute in determining the best oil for engine oil.

 3. Which engine oil is best: synthetic or normal?

Synthetic oil is best if you are travelling long distances, and if you want to go for a cost efficient option, normal oil will be the best.

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