QUESTION 1 OF 5

1. What does motor oil do for my vehicle?

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Motor oil is a mixture of oil and additives that helps your engine function properly and at its peak performance.1

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Motor oil is a mixture of oil and additives that helps your engine function properly and at its peak performance.1

QUESTION 2 OF 5

2. What’s the difference between conventional and synthetic oil?

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Check your vehicle owner’s manual to find the suggested oil and oil weight for your car’s make and model.1

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Check your vehicle owner’s manual to find the suggested oil and oil weight for your car’s make and model.1

QUESTION 3 OF 5

3. How often do you need to change the oil in your car?

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While many service providers recommend changing your oil every 3,000-5,000 miles, it really depends on your vehicle.1 Every vehicle is different, so you’ll want to trust in your owner’s manual when it comes to determining the right maintenance schedule for your car.2

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While many service providers recommend changing your oil every 3,000-5,000 miles, it really depends on your vehicle.1 Every vehicle is different, so you’ll want to trust in your owner’s manual when it comes to determining the right maintenance schedule for your car.2

QUESTION 4 OF 5

4. Should I use synthetic oil?

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Again, make sure to consult your owner’s manual when determining which type of oil your vehicle needs. You may also find the motor oil type for your car listed on the oil cap in your engine.1

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Again, make sure to consult your owner’s manual when determining which type of oil your vehicle needs. You may also find the motor oil type for your car listed on the oil cap in your engine.1

QUESTION 5 OF 5

5. What happens if I use the wrong motor oil in my engine?

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If your vehicle requires synthetic oil, you may reduce the life of your engine by using conventional. However, you won’t do any damage using synthetic in an engine that calls for conventional oil.1

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If your vehicle requires synthetic oil, you may reduce the life of your engine by using conventional. However, you won’t do any damage using synthetic in an engine that calls for conventional oil.1

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Now that you know the basics when it comes to motor oil, you can feel more informed when it’s time for your next oil change. It’s important to keep a regular maintenance routine for your vehicle, especially for things like motor oil, tires, brakes and wiper blades. If you’re not comfortable changing your own oil or performing other routine maintenance, you may want to consider taking your vehicle to a trained professional.

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How to Pick the Right Motor Oil for Your Car, Popular Mechanics, 2018.

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When Should You Change Your Oil?, Car and Driver, 2019.

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5 Things to Know About Oil Changes for Your Car, Consumer Reports, 2017.

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5 Things to Know About Oil Changes for Your Car, Consumer Reports, 2017.

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What Happens If You Use the Wrong Fluids in Your Car?, Machinery Lubrication, 2018.

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