Why is it important to choose the best oil
A critical part of keeping your car’s engine running smoothly and properly is regularly changing your motor oil and making sure the new oil your putting in is the best your car can get. The oil keeps the internal parts of the engine lubricated, preventing the moving parts from grinding against each other and causing damage, and keeps it cool too, ensuring it does not overheat.
If your oil is not changed frequently, dirt, grime, and sludge can accumulate inside the engine bay and around the moving parts and the old, dirty oil won’t allow the parts to smoothly slide against one another. If the oil is soiled and full of impurities it can cause some serious damage and you may even have to replace your engine in the future. Some oils also contain additives, such as detergents, to maintain the cleanliness of the high-temperature surfaces and antioxidants that prevent oxidation (which can lead to rusting) and keep the engine oil from thickening. Additives also capture dirt and other contaminants to prevent build up on engine parts.
But it isn’t always easy choosing the right motor oil. To make sure you aren’t left staring blankly back at someone when they ask you what kind of motor oil you want, in this article, we’ll be running down the top 10 motor oil brands and products to make sure you get the best to keep your engine running smoothly.
Types of Motor OilBefore we go into detail for each brand and product though, here’s a quick breakdown of the different kinds of motor oils there are that you have probably heard about in the past.
Before choosing an oil it is of course essential that you take your car into account; different cars require different types of motor oil. A brand new car may run perfectly well on mineral oil, but an older car with a high performance engine might benefit from synthetic oil. You want to get the best quality, but avoid forking out money for an oil that won’t enhance your car’s performance.