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Oil Types: Explained

Read This Before Buying New Motor Oil

Does your high-performance car run on the right oil? If you’ve heard about full-synthetic and conventional oils, you know that some oils are engineered to help high-end luxury vehicles perform better. You understand that not all motor oils are the same! If you don’t already know about the different types of motor oils, Midwest Performance Cars has you covered. Here’s a quick summary of the different options available and an idea of which vehicles they are designed for!


The top-shelf of motor oils, full-synthetic helps new vehicles achieve high-end performance, including superior gas mileage and power. It’s designed to provide a high level of lubrication to prevent overheating and damage in high-performance vehicles. All the benefits of this option come at an expensive cost, which you’ll surely notice at your next oil change.

Depending on what kind of vehicle you own, you may not have an alternative choice to the least-budget friendly motor oil. Most of today’s new vehicles have to run on full-synthetic to keep all systems running properly. If you own a luxury performance vehicle, you won’t want to skimp on oil changes as it could cause serious and costly damage to the engine.

Synthetic Blend

Those looking to get more from their vehicle have a more affordable option of motor oils — a synthetic blend. This offers some of the additional benefits that come with full-synthetic, like improved quality in low-temperatures and resistance to oxidation, but doesn’t leave such an impact on the wallet.

Drivers who use a blend also have the option to easily transition between full-synthetic and conventional oil over the course of their vehicle’s lifespan. If your driving purposes vary seasonally, this might be a good option for you!


The average and most common motor oil found in cars on the road is conventional oil. A fresh oil change every few thousand miles with conventional oil is all it takes to keep the average vehicle performing its best. As long as you stick to your schedule, you can protect your car and wallet with this motor oil.

Drivers who want a budget-friendly option for frequent oil changes land on conventional oils.

High Mileage

Lastly, there’s an option for the senior vehicles on the road. If your car has over 75,000 miles, it’s not the end of the line. A high mileage motor oil will protect your experienced engine from damage, overconsumption, and excessive emissions.

Reaching 75,000 miles doesn’t mean it’s time for a new vehicle, it means it’s time to show your aging vehicle some extra care with the helpful additives found in high mileage motor oil.