Choosing the Right Motor Oil for Your Subaru Vehicle

Motor Oil | Hyannis, MA

Regular oil changes are vital for your Subaru’s health. And each time you add new motor oil, it’s important to make sure you’re using the right kind for your vehicle’s needs, your driving style, and the climate here in Hyannis, Massachusetts.

Oil Types

Motor oil comes in four primary types. Conventional oil is the least expensive but is less pure doesn’t work as well at very high temperatures. Synthetic oil is more expensive, but it’s also purer, works better at high and low temperatures, and is more effective for heavy stop-and-go city driving.

You can also opt for synthetic blend oil, a combination of conventional and synthetic. If you’re driving an older vehicle, you may want to consider high-mileage oil, which has additives to counteract your engine’s age and help it run more smoothly.

Oil Viscosity Ratings

Motor oil is manufactured at a variety of viscosity (or thickness) ratings. Lower viscosity helps the oil work more effectively at lower temperatures. Oils are rated with numbers like 5W-30 and 10W-40. The lower the first number is, the better the oil will flow when you’re starting a cold engine. The lower the second number is, the better the oil will flow at the engine’s regular operating temperature.

If you don’t know which oil type and viscosity your Subaru needs, check your owner’s manual to learn more. And if you’re still not sure, never fear! Here at Copeland Subaru Hyannis, our trained service staff will help you choose the very best oil to maximize your vehicle’s performance and lifespan.

Published by Bryan Scarpellini

Bryan Scarpellini - General Manager

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