While I’d be the first person to recommend paying someone to change your oil — tool guy or not, it’s a simple, dirty job that’s a PITA — I’ll admit that I sometimes do it myself. I have a couple of vehicles I don’t drive that much, and I like to keep synthetic in ’em — and I really hate paying the massive surcharge for it at the quickie-lube places.
So it occured to me today to ask all of you: what kind of motor oil do you use and why? I’m a big fan of synthetics ever since Mobil 1 became commonly available, but now there’s quite a selection — at least five brands of pure synthetics that I’ve seen, plus partial synthetics and special blends.
We’re sure you buy based on more than just advertising. Let us know what’s in your truck (car, etc.) in comments, and be sure to explain why you use what you use.