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What is the Right Type of Oil for My Vehicle?

To avoid engine overheating or damage, it is vital to regularly change a vehicle’s motor oil and oil filter. Oil changes help to prevent engine wear and tear, and flush out harmful contaminants and debris. Motor oil is an inexpensive maintenance item that helps lubricate and protect your engine from much more expensive damage and failure. It is recommended to change a vehicle’s conventional oil either every 3 months, or every 3,000 miles, whichever comes first; synthetic oil should be maintenanced every 5,000 miles, or every six months, whichever comes sooner. For vehicles that are in storage, an oil change may be necessary before running the vehicle to drain accumulated moisture in the oil pan.

Specialty Oils & Fluids

Motor oil is among the simplest and most important engine maintenance tasks, and will help improve the fuel efficiency as well as the engine's lifespan. O'Reilly Auto Parts carries a variety of full synthetic oil, high-mileage oil, and conventional oil options, as well as heavy-duty and diesel oil and specialty oil for use in marine, utility vehicle, lawn care, motorcycle, ATV, and racing applications. If you notice lower fuel economy, or cannot recall the last time your vehicle was serviced, you may need an oil change to keep your engine better for longer.

Motor Oil Brands

O’Reilly Auto Parts stocks O’Reilly motor oil in synthetic blends, high mileage, full synthetic, conventional, heavy-duty, diesel, and motorcycle applications to help you complete a repair. O'Reilly also carries all of the motor oil brands you know and love. From convention and synthetic varieties from Mobil, Castrol, Valvoline, Pennzoil, Royal Purple, Quaker State, Havoline, and Shell Rotella, as well as heavy-duty diesel engine oils from Chevron Delo and Mobil Delvac, O'Reilly Auto Parts has the right motor oil for your specific vehicle and application.

Oil Change Tools & Accessories

After you have identified and chosen the best oil for your needs, take a look at our oil and oil change accessories. We carry oil filters, oil drain plugs and gaskets, oil drain pans, funnels, and the tools you need to make a complete repair.
Engine oil viscosity, or the flow, is the oil’s resistance when being poured at a certain temperature. A lower viscosity, found in conventional oils, help engines to start easily during cold weather, while a higher viscosity, akin to diesel oil, is designed to maintain its strength and integrity under high temperatures and heavy payloads. Viscosity is indicated by the classification “#W-##”; the two numbers that follow the ‘W’ denote the oil’s flow at zero degrees Fahrenheit, and the lower the number, the thicker the oil becomes in a cold-weather climate. When comparing oils and their viscosities, it is critical to consider the environment in which the oil will be used; for hotter climates, a higher viscosity is more applicable, while lower climates are recommended a low-viscosity oil. Check out our selection of motor oil for automobiles, marine, utility vehicles, lawn care, and racing applications. Still wondering “Is the right motor oil near me”? Select a store and browse the available selection of oil at your local O’Reilly Auto Parts!