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How Do I Know Which Oil To Put In My Car?

By Product Expert | Posted in FAQ, Tips and Tricks on Tuesday, July 1st, 2018 at 7:39 PM
Car mechanic pouring oil into an engine

Whether you are changing your own oil or just topping up a low tank before heading to your local service center, it’s vital that you put the right kind of oil in your car or you risk doing some harm to your engine. The first place you should check for oil specs is your owner’s manual. It will tell you exactly what kind of oil your specific model needs.

With that information in hand, you can then head to your local auto store to grab the correct kind. Navigating the choices at the auto store isn’t without its challenges though, and it can be useful to have a crash course on what you should be looking for on an oil bottle at the store. Check out the video below – it does a great job of explaining what the letters and numbers on oil bottles mean so you can feel confident that you are buying what you need.

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