Automotive Oils and Fluids
When It's Time For A Refill
Keeping the internal machinery of your car, truck, van, SUV, or crossover hydrated with the proper solutions is the key to a long-lasting life for your vehicle. It's best practice not to wait until you hear stuttering noises or buckling gears before checking on those fluid levels. Old and dirty oil (or none at all) can easily wreak havoc on your car's engine, causing it to quickly, and dangerously, fail.
To grease those gears and protect them from the engine's radiating heat, proper lubrication must be a regular part of your car maintenance schedule. But it isn't one-size-fits-all when it comes to lubricating the different components of your vehicle. Engines vary, and so will your oil. Things like high-performance capabilities, transmission type and intake strokes all play a role in determining the type and frequency of oil and fluid changes.
To get a better estimate of how long a fresh oil or fluid change should last, refer to your vehicle's manual. Once you have an idea, take ten minutes to check your oil and other fluids to better understand your car's needs.
Grease Those Gears
Common oils can be synthetic or conventional, intended for two-stroke or four-stroke engines, and made for manual or automatic transmissions. For example, if you drive a high-performance vehicle with a four-wheel or all-wheel drive, you'll need to keep transfer case fluid in mind when you're checking on your engine. For a turbo engine that works under extreme temperatures, like the Subaru Outback, a synthetic oil is needed to avoid mineral deposits that can negatively affect the engine's output.
NAPA AUTO PART's oil and fluid selection covers a variety of mechanical needs that are specific to your exact make and model. For traditional motor oil, we carry tried and true brands like NAPA Oil, Valvoline, Mobil 1, Shell Rotella, Liqui Moly and more. Whether you're looking for quick fix on your two-stroke adventures or a high-performance oil that's made for trucking, we've got the right choice for you.
Remember to use NAPA's vehicle feature to find your make and model when shopping for automotive fluids. Whether you decide to tackle these maintenance checkpoints yourself or have them done by a professional, knowing what you need and when you'll need it is a huge step toward improving engine longevity.
Find the right solution for your car on NAPA Online or download our NAPA KNOW HOW App!