Things to Consider When Selecting Motor Oil for Your Car
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Looking for the Ideal Oil for Your Vehicle?
Your vehicle needs to use the right motor oil to run as smoothly and efficiently as possible. Using the wrong motor oil may cause reduced lubrication, premature failure, and shorter engine life.
The question is, what should you look for to determine the ideal oil for your car? Breast Cancer Car Donations is here to explain all the things you need to consider when selecting motor oil for your vehicle.
1. Viscosity grade
Viscosity determines how well oil flows at different temperatures. Two numbers define oil viscosity.
The first one ends with the letter “W,” which stands for winter. This measures the oil’s ability to flow in cold temperatures. A lower number means better performance when you’re driving in a cooler atmosphere.
The second number represents the oil flow when the car is running at normal operating temperatures — between 195 to 225 degrees Fahrenheit. Again, the lower the number, the better the oil can flow at these temperatures.
Thick, high viscosity oils are usually better at maintaining film strength to safeguard engines at higher temperatures. On the other hand, oils that have low viscosity are better at protecting engine components during cold days. You can look on the oil cap or consult your owner’s manual to find the right oil viscosity for your car.
2. Oil type
There are two types of oil — synthetic and non-synthetic. Each type has its pros and cons, so it’s important to know which suits your car and your driving style.
Synthetic oil, which is man-made, is designed to withstand higher temperatures. It comes with outstanding thermal and chemical stability and is typically designed for high-tech engines. With its high quality, it’s not surprising that it’s more expensive than non-synthetic oil.
Non-synthetic oil is petroleum-based. Aside from having excellent lubrication, it works well for most engines and is much more affordable. However, you may have to change it more often than synthetic options.
Be sure to read your owner’s manual to learn what your engine specifically needs.
Another thing to consider when choosing motor oil is your vehicle’s mileage. If your car has more than 60,000 miles, we suggest you go for high-mileage oil, which contains special additives that can maximize the performance of long-running engines. You have the option to choose from synthetic and non-synthetic types.
4. Driving environment
Lastly, think about the conditions you normally face when driving. Do you live in a hot or cold area? Are most roads paved or unpaved? Bear in mind that different conditions can put a strain on your car, which may require you to have frequent oil changes.
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Got an extra car in your garage that you’re planning to dispose of? What if we told you that you can turn that vehicle into a life-saving tool for the needy women in your community who have been diagnosed with breast cancer? All you have to do is donate that vehicle to us at Breast Cancer Car Donations.
We will sell your automobile through an auction and transfer the proceeds to our nonprofit partners. These IRS-certified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations use the funding we give them to deliver comprehensive breast health services to their beneficiaries, particularly breast cancer patients who are uninsured and financially struggling. Thanks to your donation, the destitute breast cancer patients in your community will now be able to receive full treatment and follow-up care, as well as free screening and prevention services.
To thank you for your generous donation, we’ll promptly mail you the 100% tax-deductible sales receipt of your car days after its sale. This receipt will entitle you to claim in the next tax season the highest possible amount of tax deduction based on the selling price or value of your car.
You will also benefit from our free towing service, which you can get anywhere you’re making your donation in the country.
The best reward you’ll get, however, is the joy and satisfaction you’ll experience, knowing that you’ll be helping save lives with your donation.
Almost all types of vehicles qualify in our donation program, including those that are no longer in good shape. You may check out this page to know what types of vehicles we usually accept.
For more information on our vehicle donation program, including our quick and easy donation process, head over to our FAQs page. Should you have any inquiries or concerns, you may send us a message here or contact us directly at our toll-free hotline 866-540-5069.
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