Does oil quality matter


You already know that oil changes are important, and you know to bring your car in for routine service about every 6,000 miles. But did you know that the quality of the oil in your vehicle matters? Many drivers don't realize this and could use a less-than-optimal oil by mistake. Keep reading to learn more about oil quality and why it's important for your car.

  • Modern Oil

To make sure you're getting the highest-quality oil, look for the API service symbol (shaped like a donut) or the API certification mark (shaped like a starburst). The highest-rated oil by API is SM oil, which is engineered to improve rust-resistance and help your engine run cleaner. Lower quality oils are still sometimes on the market, so check before buying.

  • Oil Types

There are two main variants of oil: conventional and synthetic. Conventional oil is cheaper and works just fine in many engines. But certain engines need synthetic oil, especially the engines in luxury or performance vehicles. Synthetic oil has undergone extra refinement and is more suited to fine-tuned engineering. You can also choose other oils or blended oils for other unique needs, including those of a high-mileage vehicle or turbocharged engine.

  • What's Right for You?

It's always best to use the oil that your owner's manual recommends. After all, no one knows what your vehicle needs for optimal performance better than those who designed it. If you have any questions, our technicians will be happy to help you. They can tell you precisely what oil to use, 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 Dick Brooks Honda at 14100 East Wade Hampton Blvd, Greer SC 29651. As always, we look forward to serving our customers from Greer, SC, and throughout Greenville and Spartanburg.