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An Oil for All Seasons (Engine Oil Selection)

Posted April 4, 2021 11:24 AM

You swap your winter boots for flip-flops in the summer.  Why not change your winter engine oil for summer, hot-weather oil?  While it may seem like it makes sense, there's some good news.  Most drivers don't have to, and here's why.

Engine oil can be made in different thicknesses.  That thickness is called viscosity, how easily it flows.  Now, it makes sense that the hotter it gets, oil gets a little thinner and doesn't lubricate as well.  So if you used a thicker oil in the summer, it's logical that it would protect better in the hotter weather. 

While there was a time when oils could be only made in one viscosity, times have changed.  Using an ingenious formula, oil can now be created that changes its viscosity (called "multi-viscosity") as the temperature rises and falls.  It self-adjusts to match the conditions.  Now that's what I call a great invention.

In most temperate climates, you don't have to swap out the type of oil you use in your vehicle each season. There are exceptions in extreme climates, but your service advisor can advise you on that.  Your vehicle's owner's manual recommends the proper viscosity oil to use.

Remember that even though you may not have to switch to a different type of oil, you DO have to CHANGE the oil at certain intervals.  That's because oil eventually breaks down and picks up contaminants, and if you have old, dirty oil in your engine, it can cause damaging friction and heat. Regular maintenance at your vehicle service facility will ensure that your vehicle is running like a well-oiled machine. 

Superior Auto Care
2112 DEL PRADO BLVD S
CAPE CORAL, FL 33990
(239) 574-2121
http://www.superiorautocare.net



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    , 01/21/2022

    This was my first experience at Superior. Shane, the manager, greeted me, and listened attentively to what I needed done. In a timely fashion, Shane called me and shared with me what needed to be done with my car. The estimate was clear, and fairly priced. When I arrived to pick up the car, I was a little early. All of the mechanics, dropped what they were doing, to help finish up my car. The mechanics were very professional, personable, and quickly finished my car. This garage was an A+ experience. Oh, and the quality of work was superior!!

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    , 01/21/2022

    This is an A number one place. Friendly, fair and they do good work. I'm so lucky they're close by. It can be hard to find a place with this much integrity.

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    , 01/21/2022

    My clutch burnt out on my VW Jetta on a sat. I had my car towed to Superior on a strong recommendation of a friend. Monday morning, Manny the outstanding manager had an super reasonable estimate for me. I told him I’m an Uber driver and needed my car fix ASAP as it’s how I provide for myself. With all the challenges of parts etc Team Manny got it done in a few days. He has an outstanding staff of Jose the mechanic that work on my car along with Frank. I strongly urge you to consider Superior and Team Manny for you car needs

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    Explained the issues and gave me options and prices for repairs. Work was done in timely fashion and priced reasonably. Very professional in responses, etc.

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    Family is so kind and honest! We take all our vehicles there!

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    , 01/04/2022

    Great service. Got me in a lot earlier than my appointment. Great value. VERY PROFESSIONAL.

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