Best Motor Oil Brands


The Top Ten

1 Valvoline

Best motor oil made for performance if you own a sports car you should notice the differance

Some people say the test is to dismantle the engine after 150000 miles, the real test is after 300000 miles. Spotless. Thanks Valvoline

Valvoline is what all the old timers swear by for good reason.

Best name brand oil for the money. Long Life is excellent for oil control. Conoco / Phillips is my second choice. They make most other brands.

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2 Mobil 1

I have been using Mobil 1 fully synthetix for my 2001 honda and my Pontiac both cars the Honda have 210000 run like new and the Pontiac have 130000 run like new I love mobil 1 it is the best Oil in the world

Mobil 1 makes all other brands look like happy shopper vegetable oil.

Mobil 1 oil gives smoother engine performance than other oil

Use Mobil One Synthetic 5W-20 in my 2013 5-0 Mustang GT. Great oil have used it in all of my performance cars.

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3 Total Lubricants

Total oil is the best engine oil it give extra life to car

Price and quality combined in its product

Super &fantastic oil for engine's

Total oil is one of the best motor oil in the world, it adds more life to your engine

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4 Wurth Triathlon

The best way to determine which oil, and which viscosity works best for your driving habits, climate and engine, is through used oil analysis, that way you can see how much engine wear is taking place. And that's why I prefer Wurth Synthetic Oil

The best in terms of service life..

It's German, it's a bit pricy, but definitely worth the extra bucks paid for.

They Have a great Oil... high quality..

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5 Castrol

Whatever works best for you, your car, use it. Cars are a lot like people-all different! And so are motor oils. I have used mostly Castrol and sometimes Valvoline motor oils with NO problems. What's good for me, my cars, may not be the best for your cars/s. And don't forget to change it every 3000 miles! With a new filter too.

Castrol is the featured oil at our Express Lube. We have used many motor oils throughout the years and none compare to the performance and feedback we have had with the the Castrol Motor Oil. Great Oil and highly recommended to anyone searching for the reliable oil we all look for! You will find it with Castrol!

Since I started using it in my old 2002 car I noticed the engine vibrations are gone with less friction noise in idle. plus more smoother performance and bit more torque. used to put Gulf oil and other brands but no one made my engine so relaxed like it.

I have been using Castrol for years with excellent results.

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6 Amsoil

This is the first synthetic motor oil and it is the one all other attempt to emulate. It is hard to find and definitely pricey so it is not surprising that it doesn't rank higher among consumers. Still no other engine oil last longer or protects better.

AMSOIL proves they outperform all other oil. No oil has ever proven to outperform AMSOIL.

Holds up well to my abuse mudding hitting rev limiter multiple times

AMSOIL is so much better than the rest that it is the only 25,000 mile oil.

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7 Pennzoil

Pennzoil was better back before shell bought them out. Now it's just another foreign oil company. It's not horrible, but it's not American.

Desile truck I use on farm pull some heavy loads small car almost 7000 last month.. Yes for over 30 years.. Pennzoil.. Never had any problems

Pennzoil platinum has helped clean out my motor. I was getting poor gas milage no thanks to Castrol Gtx with syntec 11.3 mpg. Own a 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Inline 6 4x4 currently has 174,210 miles and happy to say 17.2 mpg, a thanks to Pennzoil

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8 Havoline

Havoline is and always has been great oil. Full synthetic is awesome!

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9 Shell

They have the best lubricants in the market. Especially their Rimula R6 and Helix Ultra

It is the best Asian oil company they havenot only the best petrol they have good shops too

Best engine oil as well gear, break, & transfermer oils... thumps up SHELL

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10 Liqui Moly

It is the best engine oil, in a road rock hit my Alfa run 20 Km whit out oil and no problems, Liqui Moly is an other High Tech Oil

It's the best motor oil ever, recommended by most of my customers, who gave very good feedback on the performance of these oils. Well done Germany.

The performance of my vehicle is much better after I started using liqui moly

I am a Tyre Distributor at Mexico and we also have a Service Center. We sell as we already use in our cars Mobil, Castrol, Chevron (Havoline), Royal Purple and LIQUI MOLY. After all Liqui Moly has presented an excellent Protection and Durability as low fuel consumption. In second place I would place Castrol and third Mobil. With Royal Purple the wear protection was really good but it presented problems with the oil pan gasket.

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The Contenders

11 Royal Purple

This stuff is like Gold... er... Purple, the actual oil is tinted purple! Best hi tech substance going

Used it forever great oil, a little pricey at times. Allows it extra wiggle room if I don't change oil on time.

This stuff turns into taffy win it gets cold

Outstanding motor oil

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12 Petronas

Petronas is the best oil in the world.

Very good oil love when I change it it comes out black so it washew the motor inside other oils come out clean like new

Ultimate performance all rounders

It a racing formula! Make your engine run so smooth n almost not heard your engine running...

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13 Shell Rotella

Awesome oil for my truck I have over 300k on chevy 350

Very great oil from very great company

Rotella isn't a bad oil but shell is a dutch company, not American. Americans should care about that. Also Rotella is blended in the Amalie Oil factory. Amalie happens to be a much better choice than Rotella.

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14 Fuchs

Best oil in the world by far check out all there approvals

Best OEM lubricants for the Premium automotive brands, BMW, MBenz, Audi, Volvo and others

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15 Agip Synthetic PC

Very good & fine lubricant products

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16 Motul

The man who can be specialist mechanic but cannot be Lubricants. Today motul has Lubricants specialist and they were well knowing about how to create the excellence protection and best performance oil and to make the solution for the engine's lubricants error. Therefore to support and help for specialist mechanic and motul will appear. That's why you can trust motul into your Lubricants partner.

The first in synthetic and motul can give high output performance and can keep mantain to your engine long life, smooth, clean, performance are you can feel it better than the other oil. Because motul is leading and innovation in lubricants.

The person who don't have enough knowledge about lubricants and they cannot make defination about motul. Some people says about motul oil rumours. Because they are not Lubricants specialist. On the World only motul deserve with Lubricants specialist title.

According to my opinion motul is too be on number one rank... always best in performance... no other brand can match with motul

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17 Sinopec

2nd largest oil company in the world based in houston and new york

Great oil, I had no idea Sinopec was a global company that trades billions on the New York Stock Exchange. An easy way to find out more about the oil and history. Search online for... Shell and Sinopec.. and you will get the whole history story about how they started

Sinopec Motor oil is a great quality oil, also nice that its made at a Shell refinery plant.

Sinopec manufactures motor oil from the best stuff on earth, and this is why... For the production of Sinopec Tulux T500 and the Sinopec Tulux T600 over the last 4 years working at the Sinopec plant, weekly like clockwork tankers from Exxon Mobil in Houston deliver the base oil used to produce the Sinopec Tulux diesel engine oils. Funny thing even within the plant this topic is a hush hush subject, but who knows with social media, ex-employees, etc.. I'm sure word will get out being the second global company, and because people will ask!

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19 Quaker State

I have used Quaker State products since the early 1970 without any lubrication issues. Always, performed oil changes between 3,000 - 3,500 miles on my cars. The life blood of your engine and the cheapest maintenance you can do. I continue to use Quaker State products and would recommend the Quaker State full synthetic oil, awesome product.

I have always used Quaker state. It's dependable, my engines run strong with the same performance as when I bought them. Compression is strong and no knocks or pings. This included to be one of the most expensive oils back in the day, that says something.

Used Quaker State in my 1976 Camaro 350 (driven hard! ). Traded it in for 1984 Camaro and after the mechanic checked the engine, he came back to me with scratching his head and asked me if I had ever rebuilt the engine. I told him I didn't and asked him why. He said the compression on all cylinders of this 8 year old engine were all within spec. for a brand new engine.

All Quaker State is now is pennzoil. Both are owned by Shell, which is a dutch company. There are way too many American oil companies that make fantastic products. Let dutch people buy penzzoil, quaker state, and Shell.

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20 Lucas Oil

Lucas works miracles! Power steering stop leak, auto trans fix, and oil stabilizer, fuels system cleaner all awesome products because they work! And they work effectively immediately.

The trans fix and the power steering stop leak are like MAGIC! Great stuff.

That's a great motor oil I am using...

Decent oil additives, but as far as oil is concerned there are much better choices available, such as Valvoline, Amalie, Havoline, and Mobil.

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