Once you’ve narrowed down what viscosity your car requires (the 5W30, 15W40, etc. number), and whether it’s been running a synthetic oil or not, you’re then down to choosing the quantity required for your car and the brand. Here are the top 5.
1. Motor Oil Valvoline Premium Conventional
A trusted name in oil for over 150 years, this one tops our list for the best engine oil with a conventional formula. There is no denying that when it comes to lubrication and protection, there are few synthetic oils that can do it better than this one. For one thing, the oil is an excellent lubricant and makes sure that the oil clings to the machine parts as necessary. Now, this oil has been designed in such a way that it is quite effective during the summer as well and is unlikely to thin out too much. Nonetheless, you should check your owner’s manual to see if such a weight is suitable for your particular car or if it is too thin.
2. Motor Oil Mobil 1
This oil only contains additives meant to improve the life of your engine and all it’s moving pieces. With a wide range of operating temperatures and impressive track record, this is a great choice for owners who depend upon their vehicle to perform in a wide array of environments/demands. The lubricating action of this synthetic oil is quite impressive. In doing so, it is able to keep a protective layer between all the relevant parts, ensuring that there is no friction created between them.
3. Shell Rotella T6 Engine Oil
This oil has some amazing heat resistance which ensures that it will not break down quite so quickly. The only real problem with this oil is that the quantity is a little less than what some vehicles require. All of the engine parts will continue to be lubricated as much as they need to be. This engine oil has been formulated in such a way that it is suitable for vehicles with various stringent requirements. As such, compatibility is not an issue. It works with more heavy-duty vehicles as well.
4. Castrol GTX Magnatec Full Synthetic Oil
Castrol’s latest MAGNATEC technology has gotten a lot of attention in the automobile industry. MAGNATEC is a term to describe the way the ‘intelligent’ molecules in the formula stick or ‘cling’ to all parts of the engine.