The lifeblood of your vehicle, engine oil provides two main functions. The first is lubrication between the metal moving parts. Without lubrication, high friction causes excessive part wear, leading to failure. Oil also provides a cooling effect, as heat is transferred from hot components it circulates to other areas of the engine as well as an oil cooler reducing overall temperature. After 3,000 to 7,000 miles (depending on the engine manufacturer), the oil has accumulated a lot of debris, carbon, and other contamination, requiring an engine oil change. It is important to change engine oil at the proper interval, either after a certain number of months or miles, to maintain a well running engine with a long service life.
When choosing engine oil, It is important to choose the correct weight. This is confirmed in the vehicle owner's or shop manual. In some cases more than one weight of oil is acceptable, and the temperature and climate determines which oil should be used, whether seasonal or year round. Some engines require a specific type of oil such as synthetic or oil with a specific rating or certification, which should be followed. From the remaining options, choose the oil that meets your needs and budget. Confirm the amount of oil you need for an oil change and don't forget to purchase the correct oil filter to complete your maintenance project.
JEGS has a large engine oil selection available from top manufacturers including Valvoline, Royal Purple, Redline, Mobil 1, JEGS, and others. The oil stock from all of these brands is manufactured from the best quality fluids available to provide the proper lubrication, cooling, and protection your engine needs.