Motor Oil, Engine Oil, and Lubricants
AUTOMOTIVE OILS & FUILDS
At NAPA Auto Parts, we sell all types of automotive oils and fluids for cars, trucks, and SUVs. If you're not sure which specific component you need to protect or operate your engine, visit your nearest NAPA location and meet with one of our experts to take advantage of their advice and know-how.
SHOP MOTOR OIL, TRANSMISSION, AND TRANSFER CASE FLUID
To make your car last longer, you need to establish a maintenance schedule for your fluids and abide by it.
All automotive oils and fluids serve a specific purpose for proper lubrication according to a recommended service schedule. The different internal fluids used to lubricate a vehicle's drivetrain system include:
Motor oil: lubricates the engine and removes contaminants that can damage your engine.
Transmission fluid: keeps mechanical parts running smoothly and reduces rust and oxidation in the steering system.
Transfer case fluid: can either be synthetic or conventional. It lubricates and cools the parts located within the transfer case.
What happens if you don't change your transmission fluid?
If you don't change your transmission fluid, dirt will accumulate in the transmission. This can cause noises, an overheated engine, burning smells, delayed movement, slow starts, and shifting issues.
Is synthetic oil better than conventional oil?
Yes. Synthetic oil is better, but it's also 2 to 3 times more expensive than traditional oil. This is because synthetic oil lasts longer, but it also has fewer impurities than conventional oil. This means you can wait longer between oil changes. Synthetic oil also ensures better protection and overall performance.
Can you switch from synthetic oil to conventional oil?
Yes. You can switch from one type of oil to the other at anytime. The notion that you shouldn't switch from synthetic to conventional oil when you're doing an oil change is a myth. Switching oils will not damage your engine.
HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT OIL AND FLUIDS FOR YOUR CAR?
Before choosing an oil or fluid for your car, it's crucial that you refer to the owner's manual for your vehicle. The right oil needs to meet specific thickness requirements and standards.
The wrong oil, on the other hand, won't lubricate your engine properly. This can damage your car's mechanical system.
Visit your nearest NAPA location and talk to one of our professionals. They can help you choose the right fluids for car, truck, or SUV.