When you change your motor oil, whether at Jiffy Lube or in your garage, you have a choice between synthetic oil and conventional oil. Do you know the difference? What blend is better for your vehicle? Does it really matter? Continue reading to find out!
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
How many times have you seen advertisements blast “NEW AND IMPROVED” in your face or a message similar to that letting you know “hey, this stuff is better than the stuff we sold you last time!” Excuse me if I am a little jaded by all the claims.
So when Conoco/Phillips 66/Kendall rolled out their “Liquid Titanium” addition to their line of motor oils awhile back, I was a tad skeptical. I have heard a lot of stuff has titanium in it, like golf clubs and such. You may even remember from the movie Forrest Gump when Lt. Dan shows up at Forrest’s wedding and he is standing up. Forrest says “Lt. Dan, you got legs!”, to which Lt. Dan says “yeah, titanium alloy, it’s the stuff they used on the space shuttle.” So there you go. From Lt. Dan’s legs (and the space shuttle!) straight to your motor oil. I was still not convinced.
Friday, July 12, 2013
Dirty oil does a poor job of lubricating and cleaning your engine. This inefficiency makes your engine work a little harder, which also hurts your miles per gallon. By changing your oil, you are making sure your engine is running at optimal efficiency.
Here are the main suspects that can decrease oil efficiency:
Friday, July 5, 2013
Motor oil is the life blood of your vehicle. Oil’s main job is to lubricate and clean the moving parts of your engine. In other words, oil keeps your vehicle running. It is also vital to change your motor oil often. The general rule of thumb is that you should change your oil every 3 months or every 3,000 miles, whichever comes first. However, this is not always the case. Continue reading to find out why!
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
As of June 1 of this year we at Lubricar/Jiffy Lube have changed our featured oils to Kendall products. Keep in mind that Kendall is one of the brands owned by Phillips 66 and has been around since 1881. One of the reasons we went back to Phillips 66/Conoco/Kendall products that we used to feature several years ago is because of their product lineup. In gasoline's and in motor oils we speak of “good, better, best” or inother words, having a product lineup that offers choices in quality and pricing. Most oil companies market a conventional oil with no synthetic properties, a synthetic blend which combines synthetic oil with conventional oil and then a full synthetic oil. Full synthetic is typically going to be the best oil you can buy but also the priciest. Conventional oils are always the least expensive.