Thursday, October 6, 2011

Using The Right Motor Oil Can Save You Money

Using the right motor oil can save you money on gas. Learn more about how the motor oil you use can make a difference in your car’s gas mileage.

When it comes to maintaining your car for fuel saving, using the right motor oil can make a real difference. Synthetic motor oil can vary widely, and along with it, so can the performance of your car. There are many manufacturers of motor oil out there today, but though there are many of them, not all of them are created equal. Smart car owners make sure that they keep well informed as to which synthetic motor oil will deliver the best performance.

First of all, I will offer you a little tutorial if you don’t know anything about motor oil. What is the difference between synthetic motor oil and non-synthetic motor oil if probably your first question.  Basically, it’s the difference between synthetic oils and refined, or more often called mineral oils. All mechanical systems in your car such as engines and transmissions, are made up of many moving parts. When these parts come in contact with one another, they have to be able to move smoothly, with minimal friction or they will break. Friction causes your fuel efficiency to be decreased. This also causes overheating, and damage to these parts.

This is why some kind of oil is needed for so many mechanical systems. The more efficiently these moving parts move, the better the overall performance of the entire mechanical system will be. Without this much needed element in the system, the whole thing will not perform up to par, and it will wear down, and eventually destroy itself as a response. When it comes to the engine, transmissions and other car parts, the typical lubricant to use in your car is refined petroleum.

Petroleum is basically just refined from its regulated state by separating it into light and heavy sections, making it easier to run in machines than crude oil. Today, refined oil remains to be the cheapest type of lubricant to create for the manufacture. However, there are major problems that go along with using refined petroleum. Though the refining process can separate the oil by how heavy it is, it can’t distinguish among the widely different shapes that you find in mineral oils. These irregularities cause wear and tear on an engine, which messes up its parts.

The point here is that they had to make improvements on this motor oil. In the past thirty years, synthetic motor oil has been invented from a chemical, not mineral, process which helps to create molecules that are all the same size and shape. This new type of motor oil proved to be easier on engines, which lets them perform like they never could before, and in these new changes in motor oil, came a better running engine and more fuel efficient car.


  1. Just put 10W40 in everything. EVERYTHING! Break fluids? 10W40! Old car? 10W40! New car? 10W40! Space ship? Perhaps you should go with 10W30...

  2. This is true! I also have heard the new synthetic stuff is supposed to be even better!

  3. I always use synthetic, even in my so called "POS" (dream car btw). But then again, my mechanic brother taught me right.

  4. Great tip. didn't know that :P

  5. Great post man +follow to your blog, keep it up.

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