Does Oil Quality Matter?

Does Oil Quality Matter?

Learn About Oil Quality in Mobile, AL

You probably already know that oil changes are critical to the life of your Lexus, since oil allows your vehicle’s engine to function properly. By bringing your vehicle to the service department here at Lexus of Mobile for oil changes and other regular maintenance, you can keep your Lexus running like new. We recommend checking your owner’s manual to see how often to have your oil changed, or you can always ask one of our friendly service technicians for their advice. If you’re not sure what type of oil goes in your vehicle, keep reading to learn about oil types and quality and what’s right for your luxury model.

Oil Types

Oil comes in two types: conventional and synthetic. Each type has its own pros and cons. Conventional oil costs less and works for a variety of makes and models. However, some newer engines (as well as those built for performance and those in luxury models) require synthetic oil because it is more refined (and thus more suitable for fine-tuned engineering). This refinement makes synthetic oil more expensive, but on the plus side, it lasts longer than conventional oil. You can also buy blends of conventional and synthetic oil, and there are other oils available that are tailored for high-mileage or turbocharged engines.

Modern Oil

You can ensure the oil you buy is high-quality by checking for the API (American Petroleum Institute) service symbol (shaped like a donut) or certification mark (shaped like a starburst) on the bottle. As you might expect, high-quality oil will help your engine last longer, since it’s more effective at lubricating your engine’s parts to reduce friction. SM oil is designed for the newest cars on the road today. It’s made to help your engine resist rust and run without deposits, and it’s the highest rated oil by API. When you visit our service department for an oil change, we’ll always recommend using the most high-quality oil available for your Lexus model.

What’s Right for You?

Now that you know more about the types of oil, you’re probably wondering which is the best fit for your vehicle. We recommend checking your owner’s manual to find out what type of oil is suggested by the manufacturer. Your owner’s manual is the best source of information regarding your vehicle (and how to properly take care of it). If it’s time for your Lexus to have its oil changed, our technicians will be happy to help. Schedule your next oil change online today and we’ll look forward to serving you soon.

If you’re in need of an oil change or routine maintenance, come see us at Lexus of Mobile at 3024 Government Blvd, Mobile, AL 36606. As always, we look forward to serving our customers from Mobile, AL, and throughout the Gulf Coast, Daphne and Spanish Fort.