Does Oil Quality Matter? | New Bern NC | Serving Jacksonville, Morehead City, Cherry Point & Havelock

Does oil quality matter


You're probably already aware that changing your vehicle's oil regularly is important in maintaining it. Getting it changed roughly every 5,000 to 6,000 miles (or sooner, in some cases) is a good goal to keep your car running smoothly. But, did you know that the quality of oil you use is also important? It's possible to use the wrong type of oil in your vehicle's engine. To learn more about oil changes, keep reading!

  • Modern Oil
  • There are different oil grades on the market. To ensure you're getting a better quality, look for the API service symbol or the API certification mark, shaped like a donut and a starburst, respectively. SM oil is the highest rated oil, since it's made to improve your engine's rust-resistance and prevent too much buildup. Be sure to look for these qualifications.

  • Oil Types
  • There are two main types of car oil on the market: synthetic and conventional. Conventional oil tends to be less expensive, but it's usually fine to use in most engines. Some engines, however, require synthetic oils – usually luxury or performance vehicles. What, exactly, is the difference between the two types of oils? Unlike conventional oil, synthetic oils go through several refinement processes, so they're better suited toward fine-tuned engineering. There are also blended oils on the market, and these are typically for engines with unique needs, such as high-mileage or turbocharged engines.

  • What's Right for You?
  • Your owner's manual is a great tool for learning about the unique needs of your vehicle, and it will tell you the proper type of oil for the engine. Also, you can rest easy knowing that our service technicians will know the proper type of oil for your vehicle's needs, even down to the specified weight.

    Ready to schedule an oil change? Schedule your appointment today to have our expert technicians give your car the attention it deserves!

    If you're in need of an oil change or routine maintenance, come see us at Pecheles Honda at 3774 Dr. MLK Jr Blvd New Bern, NC 28562. As always, we look forward to serving our customers from New Bern, NC, and from Jacksonville, Morehead City, Cherry Point and Havelock.