Consumer Reports 5 Engine Oil Questions

1. When to Change the Oil
The answer to a lot of these questions is the same: Check your owner’s manual. It should be your car maintenance and operation bible.
2. How Often to Check the Oil Level
You should keep an eye on your car’s oil levels. Our reliability survey results have shown that even newer cars can need the oil to be topped off between changes.
CR recommends checking your oil level at least once a month.
4. Choosing the Right Oil for Your Car
Again, take a look at your owner’s manual. Don’t be upsold into synthetic oil if there is no need.
5. Do you Need Synthetic Oil?
“Only if your manufacturer calls for it, because it can cost from two to four times as much as conventional oil.

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