Saturn Ion 3
There are many ways to improve the fuel economy of your car while driving steadily and no sudden accelerations to inflating your car at the right pressure. You should also know that car engine oil also contributes as a major factor in helping your car reach the extra mile with no extra costs.
Normally, mineral oil is the regular oil that lubricates your engine, but requires frequent changing. Semi-synthetic have minute polymers inside them that reduce engine weathering and help protect the engine from cold damage and cold-starts. Fully-synthetic oil enhances performance of the engine by reducing carbon build-up and has excellent, ability to avoid cold-starts.
For most buyers, the fully-synthetic one is the most effective since it proves economical in the long run and does not require changing as frequently as the mineral oils do. Since these are manufactured in specialized labs by adding additives to the basic oil, they are able to provide performance, engine longevity and better efficiency.
There are dozens of brands in the market, but the oil rating labelled on the container, like 5W30 tells you that this kind of oil can work in both high and low temperatures. The W tells you the winter rating and the second number tells you the summer rating. Fully synthetic ones are meant for winter conditions mainly.
Thicker or thinner oil is what matters most. The lower viscosity oils work best and should be used in your car. Oils that are thinner work the most effective in cold conditions and turn thick when conditions become warmer. You can also go for multi-grade oils that have extra polymers in them that activate only when the oil gets heated up, unless they keep the oil thin.
Consult your owner's manual for the recommended viscosity (5W-20, 5W-30, 10W-20, etc.). You may also intend to talk to a professional about the most effective choice for your vehicle, given your driving habits and the typical operating conditions for the area. Next, you'll have to decide the type of motor oil you would like in your car.