Conventional motor oil is standard for many vehicles. Conventional oils are improved with chemical additives to help ensure they meet the requirements of vehicle manufacturers. This includes helping to keep internal engine surfaces clean, protecting against overheating, helping provide resistance to breakdowns, and providing the viscosity your vehicle needs.
Conventional motor oil will meet the performance requirements of most vehicles. They can be found in a wide range of viscosity grades, and American Tire Depot technicians are happy to explain which one is right for your vehicle. It’s good for drivers with routine driving habits, such as using their ride for light commutes and errands. Regular oil changes will help you rest assured you can get where you need to go.
Some vehicles are equipped with onboard monitoring systems that indicate on the dashboard when an oil change is necessary. Keep in mind that when manufacturers recommend a set mileage interval, like 5,000 miles, it’s based on the anticipated rigors of “normal driving.” If you drive in more severe conditions — temperature extremes, lots of stop and go — manufacturers generally recommend that you replace your oil more often. American Tire Depot technicians can advise you on the right oil change interval for your vehicle based on the way you drive.