The type of motor oil that is best for your car engine depends primarily on two factors: the design of the engine and the current climate in your area. In Chicago, for instance, it’s important to have either synthetic oil or low-viscosity conventional oil in the colder months.
High-viscosity is fine in the summer, but in the winter this type of engine oil hardens and turns into a gooey mess that is not efficient at cooling or lubricating the engine. Ask your local car repair shop if your car engine was designed to handle synthetic engine oil. Before choosing on a type of oil, keep in mind that the higher price of synthetic oil is offset by the fact that it lasts roughly 3 to 4 times longer than conventional oil.
At B & L Automotive Repair, we would be happy to discuss which type of engine oil would be best for your car’s engine. Call us at (773) 463-1622 to speak with one of our car maintenance specialists, and visit our website to see our car repair shop location in Chicago.