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  • Writer's pictureJonnie Hendrickson

What is the Best Oil for Winter Driving? (And other Cold-Weather Questions)

Updated: Dec 5, 2023

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"Wait, there is more than one type of oil for my vehicle?!"

It's a question we get all the time. Here are the most important things you need to know about oil so you can make the best choice for your vehicle this Winnipeg winter.

What are the Different Types of Motor Oil?

Motor oil can be divided into four basic varieties:

Synthetic Oil

Synthetic oil is made entirely from chemical compounds. Molecules are more uniform and have fewer impurities than conventional oil – offering high performance and long-lasting protection in extreme temperatures. But those properties come at a premium price.

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Synthetic Blends

Synthetic blend oil is a mixture of synthetic and conventional oil. Blended oil resists oxidation and provides superior low-temperature performance, providing many of the benefits of full synthetic oils at a much more affordable cost.

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High Mileage Oil

High mileage oil is specifically formulated for older vehicles and newer vehicles that have surpassed 100,000 kilometers. Unique additives help reduce oil burn-off and offer increased protection from oil leaks that often occur in older engines.

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Conventional Oil

Conventional oil is created from crude oil and improved with chemical additives. It can be formulated in various grades, qualities, and thicknesses. This flexibility often makes it the most economical choice for basic engines, with the ability to meet the requirements of almost any engine.

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How does Cold Weather affect Motor Oil?

Oil flows throughout the engine and performs several essential functions, including lubricating, cushioning, and cleaning your engine. Cold weather causes motor oil to thicken and "slow down", making it difficult for your engine to run smoothly. This places extra strain on your engine as well as on your battery and starter, which are already working overtime to get your car up and running.

What is the Best Oil for Winter?

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Our Winnipeg Winter Synthetic Blend Oil is the best option for most vehicles because it has a lower pour point than conventional oil. "Pour point" refers to the temperature when oil becomes too thick to flow. Synthetic blended oil has a lower freezing temperature and also contains fewer impurities, which means it is less likely to thicken in cold weather and will protect more effectively against engine wear & tear and sludge buildup.

Our Winnipeg Winter Synthetic Blend Motor Oil offers:

  • Increased resistance to thickening

  • Fast flow at start-up

  • 3x faster lubrication than conventional oils

  • Preservation of your car’s battery power and life

Drop in today and get the right oil for the season, exceptional service, and save big with your Winnipeg Winter Oil Change, which includes:

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  • A 24-hour roadside assistance card, which means we guarantee your car will Start & Go, or we’ll pay the Tow!

  • Free winter tire installation (most cars).

  • A no-charge 24-point safety inspection.

  • Free tests on your battery, starter, and alternator.

Drop by one of our five convenient locations near you for the world's best 10-minute oil change, and let us get your vehicle ready for winter! No appointment necessary!

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01 jun

The post explains the best motor oil for winter in Winnipeg. Synthetic blend oil is recommended for its better flow in cold temperatures, quick startup lubrication, and superior engine protection. Consider a Winnipeg Winter Oil Change with synthetic blend oil to keep your vehicle running smoothly. For similar quality care, look into auto detailing Arlington VA

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