Archive for May 12, 2014


Two Ways to Find the Right Oil for Your Car

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Did you know that 200 million gallons of used motor oil are incorrectly disposed of in the United States each year? However, drivers in the U.S. produce approximately 1.3 billion gallons of used motor oil every year because all combustion engines need oil in order to run properly. Fortunately, following the convenient invention of plastic motor oil bottles in the 1980s, drivers are now able to buy motor oil online. Before purchasing oil, however, you must determine which motor oils are right for your car.

- SAE gradings. The Society of Automotive Engineers grades oils based on their viscosity characteristics. The viscosity is given a numeric value, and these numbers are suffixed with the letter W. A second numeric value can also be added to the grading, and this number represents the temperature ra