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Motor Oil

Oil Changers Full Service Oil Change includes up to 5 quarts of North American Lubricants Puratech Syn-Blend Motor Oil that exceeds the performance requirements set by the American Petroleum Institute (API) and the International Lubricants Standardization and Approval Committee (ILSAC).

It is important to use the correct performance and viscosity grade as required by your vehicle manufacturer under the terms of your factory or extended warranty as well as to provide the best long term protection for your vehicle. Oil Changers uses these manufacturer requirements to help guide you when making recommendations. You should also be aware that although our Puratech Syn-Blend Motor Oils meet the majority of vehicle warranties sold in North America, there are several other performance standards that may require a more specialized and sometimes more expensive product.

Many European and some domestic vehicle manufacturers require motor oils that meet specifications outside the standards set by API and ILSAC. Mercedes Benz, BMW, Volkswagen, Fiat and Volvo along with General Motors and Chrysler all require motor oils that are listed as Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) specific under a classification called Special Engine Oil (SEO). These can be specific to the engine or manufacturer and generally are some of the more expensive motor oils on the market.

So what motor oil does your vehicle require? Our recommendation is to become familiar with your owner’s manual or ask one of our professional technicians. Oil Changers can also make it easy by using the latest industry software that uses your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to identify the correct motor oil for your vehicle.

Just because your vehicle requires a 5w-30 (or similar) grade motor oil doesn’t mean that it meets the specific performance requirements as set by the vehicle manufacturer. You should always use the performance and viscosity grade required by the manufacturer to maintain the factory warranty and keep your vehicle on the road longer.

At Oil Changers, we do it right!