Best Motor Oil

Take care of your car by using the best motor oil for your driving habits.

Severe driving conditions are usually defined as:

  • Driving less than five miles per trip
  • Driving less than ten miles per trip in freezing weather
  • Driving in temperatures over 90°F
  • Driving that includes extensive idling or long periods of stop-and-go driving
  • Driving that includes towing a trailer or using a car-top carrier
  • Driving in the mountains
  • Driving on muddy, dusty or deiced roads

If you operate your vehicles under any of these conditions, you should change your motor oil and filter every 3000 miles. If you are a low mileage driver, change your motor oil every six months. See the Oil Change 101 brochure for oil filter change instructions.
Advance Auto Parts stocks only quality auto parts, including the best motor oil and oil filters on the market.

Why you should learn the importance of using the best motor oil for your driving patterns.

Some owner's manuals recommend oil change intervals every 7500 miles. Remember that these recommendations are for so-called "normal" driving. Severe and even every day driving conditions require more frequent changes.
Waiting too long to change motor oils or using poor-quality oils could result in increased engine wear – and could also void your factory warranty. Frequent oil and oil filter changes are cheap insurance against engine damage. Oil is the lifeblood of your car. Fortunately, it’s easy to do your own oil changes.

Here’s what you’ll need to do your own oil changes:

  • Vehicle ramps (or a floor jack and jack stands)
  • Best motor oil for your driving habits
  • Oil drain pan
  • Oil filter wrench
  • Oil drain plug wrench
  • Funnel
  • Paper towels

Difficulty guide to do your own oil changes:

Estimated time required - 30 minutes

Change motor oils & filters regularly. Just follow these oil filter change instructions:

  1. Frequent oil changes help remove dirt and combustion contaminants from your vehicle's engine. Always replace the oil filter at every oil change.
  2. Changing motor oils every 3000 miles is good preventative maintenance. Severe driving in dirty conditions may require more frequent oil changes.
  3. Always use the grade and weight of motor oil specified in the owner's manual for your vehicle. While the correct weight is important, the API standard specified is equally important to protect your warranty.


Synthetic motor oils of the correct weight (viscosity) and API certification are acceptable for almost all vehicles. Synthetic motor oils should be considered if you drive in severe conditions, seek better fuel mileage, and/or longer engine life.

Visit Advance Auto Parts for the best motor oil and filter for your vehicle – and trust us for high quality auto parts on all of your vehicle maintenance needs!