As more and more vehicles roll off the factory floor and into your bays factory-filled with synthetic oils, and since more high-mileage vehicles travel up and down the road than ever before, oil companies are offering specialized oils to meet these needs. If you are not stocking the specialty motor oils — synthetic, synthetic-blend, high-mileage, diesel, etc. — to service the varied vehicles rolling through your bays, you could be at the risk of falling behind your competitors. That's why we've compiled our annual Specialty Motor Oil Guide, a comprehensive list of the specialty motor oils available.
What is "specialty motor oil"? Really, anything that falls outside of the term "conventional oil." (While we know that some marketers actually produce their "conventional" oil from a blend of synthetic and conventional base stocks, for the purposes of this guide, we only list those products that are specifically marketed as a "synthetic-blend.") We also list which engine oil specifications a product meets, be it API, ILSAC, ACEA, dexos or other.
Finally, a big note of thanks to TOTAL for sponsoring this year's guide.
View the 2018 Specialty Motor Oil Guide.