The Different Types of Motor Oil

Your car’s engine is truly an engineering marvel. There are so many moving parts and components all working simultaneously to accomplish a simple task, movement. In conjunction with all the various metallic pieces that work to drive your vehicle are fluids that keep everything lubricated and cool. Windshield wiper fluid, brake fluid, and coolant are just a few of the several liquids used under the hood. One of the most arguably important fluids your vehicle uses is motor oil. This is one of the most frequently replaced and maintained fluids in your car and it’s important for you as a driver to know the ins and outs of it.

At Toyota of Clermont our auto service experts are dedicated to keeping you informed so you can be a better driver. Check out our guide on the different types of motor oil available to you.

Clermont motor oil guide

What Sets Motor Oil Apart?

Like we’ve said time and time again, the automotive industry is all about options. There’s never just one trim level and there’s never just one type of oil. To meet the needs of drivers from all walks of life, there are several different types of oil to choose from. They vary by the amount of miles that they’re good for and the different benefits they can provide for your car. Here are the different types of Clermont motor oil available during your auto service:


Conventional motor oil is the standard type that many drivers use. It’s a solid type of oil that can last drivers up to 3,000 miles on average and provides normal performance. Our Clermont Toyota auto service experts recommend this type of oil if you don’t commute far distances on average. This oil type is also the most inexpensive when it comes to your oil changes.

Full Synthetic

This type of oil is one of the best motor oil types you can put in your Clermont Toyota car’s engine. Synthetic oil can last in your car’s engine for anywhere from 5,000 to 10,000 miles and can enhance the overall performance of your engine. Our auto service experts recommend this oil to drivers who commute long distances regularly or are looking for a boost from this crucial engine fluid. Word or warning, full synthetic oil changes are significantly more expensive than conventional changes.

High Mileage

On average, Clermont Toyota vehicles today can last for hundreds of thousands of miles on the odometer. If you’re someone who plans on running up their mileage, high mileage motor oil is there for you. This oil type is designed to protect an engine that has been through 75,000 miles or more. As the oil makes its way through the engine it can protect essential seals and hoses that are prone to cracking and rusting at older ages.

There are several oil types to choose from when it comes to your next motor oil change. If you’re not sure which type is right for you, our auto service experts are here to help! Visit us today at 16851 State Road 50 with any questions!