There’s no doubt that oil is an essential fluid for any vehicle. It keeps parts throughout the vehicle lubricated and moving efficiently, preventing friction, and ensuring a vehicle’s performance is as high as possible. But when your personal vehicle or your business’s fleet of vehicles needs an oil change, what type of oil should you use? Which is better for the vehicle and which one fits your needs and budget?

At OilWorks, we make these decisions easy by helping you understand the differences in types of oil as well as offering bulk lubricant delivery in the Columbus area. If you’re not sure which type of oil to use, we can offer some options and let you know the differences so that you can make an informed decision. OilWorks has been providing wholesale lubricants for businesses for years and we love helping businesses get what they need, where they need it, and on time. With bulk oil delivered straight to your business, you can save both time and money.

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Types of Motor Oil

Conventional Oil

This type of oil is a great option when you’re on a budget, as it’s the cheapest option and does comply with API (American Petroleum Institute) and SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) standards. However, it will also do the minimum when it comes to protecting your vehicle. It’s great for engines that don’t see a lot of mileage.

Premium Conventional Oil

A step above conventional oil, this type is often used for new cars and light-duty vehicles. Premium conventional oil is typically available in several viscosities (how thick the fluid is), as well as ratings — 5W-20, 5W-30, or 10W-30. The car manufacturer will specify which rating you should use. When getting an oil change on a new car, be sure to consult the manual for an oil recommendation.

Full-Synthetic Oil

This type of motor oil offers long-lasting performance and has the ability to flow easily in cold temperatures and will still provide moving parts with the lubrication they need at hotter temperatures. Full-synthetic oils are typically used for high-tech engines that require an oil that is designed to pass certain quality tests. The downside to full-synthetic oils is that they are more expensive and not every engine will benefit from the oil. Again, consult with the manual or ask a team member at OilWorks for a professional opinion.

Synthetic-Blend Oil

These oils are a combination of premium conventional oil and synthetic. These oils are designed for vehicles with heavier engine loads and the higher temperatures that occur. If your business uses pick-up trucks or SUVs, they may benefit from a synthetic-blend oil that offers high protection, but doesn’t cost as much as full-synthetic oils.

High-Mileage Oil

As the name suggests, this type of oil was designed for vehicles that have over 75,000 miles on them. The oil has special seal conditioners that help the internal engine seals function more efficiently. High-mileage oils don’t help every engine, however, so be sure to do some research on whether or not your specific vehicle would benefit from this type of motor oil.

Contact OilWorks For an Estimate!

Whatever type of motor oil you decide to use in your vehicle, the team at OilWorks will ensure that it is delivered right to your business. Bulk lubricant delivery can make your day-to-day a little less stressful and much more efficient. Save time and money by working with OilWorks and get everything you need for your fleet delivered right to you.