3 Things to Consider When Selecting Motor Oil for Your Car

How to Choose the Right Oil for Your Vehicle

The motor oil in your engine is responsible for maintaining your car’s durability, efficiency, and lifespan. Just as the human body needs blood, your car needs oil to function properly.

You can find various types and brands of motor oil on the market. However, you can’t just grab whatever motor oil product you find on the shelf and pour its content into your car’s engine. Putting the wrong type of motor oil in your car could damage your engine, leading to costly repairs.

To help you choose the appropriate oil for your engine, Kids Car Donations presents the three factors you should keep in mind before you decide on what oil to use for your car:

  1. Viscosity

A motor oil product’s viscosity grade determines its resistance to flow. It should be indicated on the front of the packaging, composed of numbers and letters. You should choose the oil with a viscosity grade that’s suited for your driving conditions and climate. For colder temperatures, choose a motor oil with a low viscosity grade. Thick and high viscosity oil is more suited for protecting the engine at high temperatures. To know what type of motor oil is recommended for your vehicle model, check your owner’s manual.

  1. Synthetic vs. Non-Synthetic

This is a matter of preference and each type has its pros and cons. Non-synthetic oil is cheaper and works well with most engines. However, you need to have it changed more frequently compared to synthetic options. Synthetic motor oil is more expensive and designed for high-tech engines, but it does provide quality engine protection and is more stable.

  1. High-Mileage Oil

This type of motor oil is recommended for high-mileage vehicles. High-mileage oil contains special additives to aid engines that already have thousands of miles racked on them. You can keep your old engine alive and kicking by using high-mileage oil instead of the conventional options.

Don’t Know What to Do with Your Troublesome Car?

If you have an old car that has become prone to breakdowns, perhaps you’d be better off letting it go instead of spending your hard-earned money for its repairs with no guarantee that it won’t conk out again.

When you turn over that vehicle to us at Kids Car Donations, we’ll turn it into a vital tool for the benefit of children and teens in your community who badly need medical assistance.

Our team will sell your car through an auction and use the proceeds to support the healthcare programs of children’s nonprofit organizations that are working with us. These IRS-certified 501(c)(3) nonprofits use the funding they get from us to deliver solutions to a wide range of medical conditions that afflict youngsters. These nonprofits also provide their beneficiaries with access to free social services and educational resources.

You’ll also be helping yourself when you make a vehicle donation to us. Your charitable contribution will entitle you to receive the maximum tax deduction in the next tax season.

You’ll also benefit from the free pickup and towing service that we will provide you anywhere in the country.

More than anything else, you’ll find great satisfaction in having done something that will truly impact the lives of the needy boys and girls in your area who are stricken with serious illnesses and disabilities.

Donating to us will only take a couple of minutes of your time. You can count on our team of donation experts to manage all your documents, including the title transfer and the prompt issuance of your vehicle’s tax-deductible sales receipt.

You can donate almost any vehicle type regardless of its age or condition.

To know more about our vehicle donation program, including our quick and convenient process, head over to our FAQs page. If you have any inquiries or concerns, give us a call anytime through our toll-free hotline at 866-634-8395 or message us here.


Turn Your Old Car into a Lifesaver Today!

A grey BMW X5 | Kids Car Donations
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Using your old car, you can help provide life-saving medical assistance to chronically or critically ill youngsters in your community. Call Kids Car Donations at 866-634-8395 or fill out our secure online donation form now!