At one time, there were only a couple of choices for motor oil. Today, that is no longer the case, and hasn't been for quite some time. Here's a quick breakdown of what you need to consider when it's time for an oil change:
- Viscosity: Viscosity is how thick your oil is, and how it retains its pour properties at various temperatures. In this respect, synthetic oil is far superior. Conventional oils will thicken in cold weather and thin out when very hot, while the viscosity of synthetic is much more uniform. Check your owner's manual -- many newer models require a thinner, lower-viscosity oil, which also helps the engine run more efficiently. Viscosity is expressed as a numerical value -- the lower the number, the thinner the oil. Many are designed to work a ...[more]
- Lubricate engine to reduce wear and friction
- Reduce engine temperatures
- Maintaining proper engine function
OIl Changes are now being done at Porter's Tire on Buffalo Trail and Tazewell! Stop by to have it done or call to make an appointment!
Do not forget to have your vehicle serviced for Spring and all it brings with it! Spring Break traveling and rain included! Make sure your tires are in top condition! Make sure your vehicle is properly aligned! Make sure your brakes are in proper stopping order! And now at Buffalo Trail and Tazewell locations you can make sure your oil is changed properly! Stop by Porter's Tire today and get ready for Spring!!