Vehicles with more than 75,000 miles deserve special consideration. For that reason, we formulate and demonstrate why our motor oils for high mileage vehicles provide that protection to keep your vehicle on the road well-traveled. Helps protect worn seals and prevent leaks in high mileage engines.
I wrote about high milage oil and the need to use it for cars that are above 100,000 Km. It is funny that when you are driving a 2010 car that us up to 12 yrs you are using full synthetic oil. Synthetic oil is super good but it is for cars that are less than 5yrs. Let’s say cars produced from 2016 models. Why? Synthetic oils are thin and have low viscosity in them. They aren’t thick and that is what new engine needs because the level of wear and tear are low. The seals and the rings are still at the premium. So, you need a lighter oil which is synthetic. But as a car gets oil, we have what is called depreciation in physic Once an engine gets to this depreciation level, wears and tears sets in. And mind you, every engine that is being used constantly must depreciate!
To combat this depreciation, you then use an oil that is thicker this will reduce the depreciation that has resulted from constant usage of the engine. Wears and tears cause depreciation and the major component of an engine is piston. The piston is the movable parts that is in chambers that powers any ICU engine. These chambers are what needs oil to allow these pistons move freely to avoid friction. So as the engine ages, the chambers and the rings in them expands and you need a thicker oil with special addictive to combat these wears and tears and that is where Hugh mileage oil come into place. Why use a synthetic oil on a car that is above 15yr old. Synthetic oil will work on the car perfectly but due to the lightness of the oil, it will dry easily or sip out of the rings! Most times I recommend High milage oils! They are even cheaper and helps the engine… But if you can still go with synthetic for such cars that will be okay but keep an eye on your oil light and dip stick!
High-mileage oils have ingredients to take care of older engines, like conditioners, seal swells, antioxidants, detergents and wear or friction additives. Typically, they use a viscosity modifier that is durable and won’t lose viscosity very easily. These oils need to stay thicker longer to protect engine parts.
According to Valvoline, one of the world’s best manufacturers, is they said on their website “Do high mileage oils make a difference? Starting to use high mileage oil for your high-mileage vehicle is among the critical aspects of keeping your car’s engine healthy for longer periods of time. These oils are different than regular oils as they contain seal enhancers and special additives capable of minimizing internal and external engine oil leaks.”
Anthony Emaka Nwosu