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  • Alicia du Toit

RIGHT OIL, RIGHT CAR

DON’T GAMBLE WITH YOUR CHOICE OF OIL. CHOOSE OIL THAT’S RIGHT FOR YOUR CAR.

Changing your vehicle's oil at regular intervals isn't just a good idea -- it's vital to keep your engine running properly. The wrong oil can not only damage the engine, but it can also increase the wear on critical parts. Car manufacturers will specify what’s good for your vehicle in the car's manual, but when you are in doubt, it is always wise to consult with a technical expert.

Many motorists are using the wrong oil inadvertently, which can lead to costly damages, or worst-case scenario - it can completely break down. Castrol has a full range of oils to suit your car, no matter the make, model, or year. Let's look at three different types of oil that you may have heard about:


  • Conventional oil is created from refined crude oil. It's the least expensive option and works just fine in most everyday vehicles.

  • Synthetic blend oils are made in a laboratory and are often designed for older and "high-performance" engines. They are more expensive and offer longer life and lubrication. As the name indicates, synthetic oil is mixed with mineral oil to some degree.

  • Fully synthetic oils contain no mineral oils. They're often used in industrial applications and have incredibly high longevity. They tend to be the most expensive oils available.


Using the correct viscosity of oil is also vitally important to get the most benefit for your engine type. Viscosity refers to the motor oil’s weight. If you live in a warmer climate, you will need different weight oil than those living in colder climates.


Today modern engines are very different from each other and there is no one-size-fits-all engine oil that suits all modern engines. We’ve made it easier than ever to choose the right oil for your car. Fill in our LUBRICANT RECOMMENDATIONS form available on our HOME PAGE, and our technical representative will get back to you as soon as possible during business hours.

Protect your engine and your wallet. Choose the right oil for your car.

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