Steve White Volkswagen

100 Duvall Drive
Directions Greenville, SC 29607

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Does oil quality matter


Most drivers know that regular oil changes are important in your car's upkeep. Roughly every 5,000 to 6,000 miles is a good goal for oil changes, but do you know why oil changes are necessary? Some people may not be aware, and there's always the possibility of not using oil that's optimized for your car. To learn more about oil quality and why it matters for your vehicle, keep reading!

  • Modern Oil
  • To ensure you're getting the highest quality of oil, look for the API service symbol, shaped like a donut, or API certification mark, shaped like a starburst. The highest rated oil is SM oil, which is engineered to improve rust-resistance and help keep your engine clean from buildup. Lower quality oils are still on the market sometimes, so be sure to look for these qualifications.

  • Oil Types
  • There are two main types of oil: conventional and synthetic. Conventional oil tends to be the least expensive option, and it's fine to use in most engines. However, there are some engines, especially in luxury or performance vehicles, that require synthetic oil. The difference between synthetic and conventional oils is that synthetic has gone through extra refinement processes and is tailored to fine-tuned engineering. There are also blended oils for unique needs such as those for high-mileage or turbocharged engines.

  • What's Right for You?
  • Always check your owner's manual for the best type of oil for your vehicle. This manual is a great tool for learning about the specifics of your vehicle. And, for peace of mind, rest assured that our technicians know precisely which type of oil your vehicle needs, down to the specified weight.

    So, what are you waiting for? Schedule your appointment today, and we'll get your oil change taken care of for you.

    If you're in need of an oil change or routine maintenance, come see us at Steve White Volkswagen at 100 Duvall Drive,Greenville, SC 29607. As always, we look forward to serving our customers from Greenville, SC, and from Asheville, NC, Columbia, Spartanburg, Anderson, SC and throughout the Upstate.