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Changing the oil is a fundamental part of preventative auto maintenance, but not all motor oil is the same. While the wrong type of oil may not immediately affect your engine, it can affect everything from fuel economy to emissions. This brief video provides some quick tips on what to ask your auto mechanic.

Motor oil is divided into three types: regular mineral oil, synthetic oil, and synthetic blends. Motor oil is further broken down into different “weights” (e.g., 10W-30), and can have different additives (e.g., high-mileage, high-performance, etc.). Consult the owner’s manual and your auto mechanic for specific recommendations for your vehicle.

Murray’s Auto Clinic has been a trusted auto repair specialist in Silver Spring, MD since 1982, and our team of ASE-certified technicians can provide both major and minor repairs. We even offer free shuttle service and a 12-month/12,000-mile warranty on all parts and labor. Contact us today at 301-585-7557 to schedule a service appointment.