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What Kind of Oil Should You Use in Your Car?

In general, most motor oils will serve your vehicle just fine.  Generally a type is specified in the vehicle manufacturer manual and is usually any oil that meets the American Petroleum Institute’s“SH” rating.  While some prefer high performance synthetic oil, it is not necessary for all vehicles.

Most new engines require a multi-viscosity 5W-30 oil for general driving. Most engine wear occurs during a cold start, so it’s important to have oil that is thin enough to circulate easily

Regardless of the type of oil that you use, you will still need to get an Albuquerque oil changeand an El Paso car tune up regularly to keep your engine running smoothly for longer. Every 3,000 miles is the rule of thumb for oil changes, but ask your brake mechanic for specific recommendations.

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