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Car Engine Cylinders

How Do You Know When Your Car Needs an Oil Change?

By Darrin Schlafer on
Regular oil changes are a crucial part of basic vehicle maintenance, and staying on top of them can save you money in the long run by keeping your car in good repair. That’s a big deal for Northern California car owners looking to keep the cost of living—and driving—in this area in check. If you’ve… Read More

Pennzoil Platinum HE™ Oil Filter

Choose a Pennzoil Platinum HE™ Oil Filter at Your Next Oil Change

By Darrin Schlafer on
High quality motor oils and oil filters from Pennzoil® help keep passenger cars and light trucks clean and running at peak performance. With the average vehicle over 11 years old, effective removal of dirt and contaminants is critical to continued engine performance. All oil filters are not created equal. Economy oil filters can cause damage… Read More

Pennzoil Motor Oils

Which Motor Oil Is Right For Your Car?

By Darrin Schlafer on
At Pennzoil, it’s our passion to drive performance. And that passion has driven us to tirelessly pursue a century of advancements in motor oil technology. In addition to checking your owner’s manual, use our motor oil comparison chart to guide you to the right Pennzoil® motor oil for your car.   Should I Choose Synthetic… Read More

Route 66 Road Sign

Be Prepared for Your Summer Road Trip

By Darrin Schlafer on
Summer is a great time to get away, visit friends and see some of the best of what our country has to offer. But, to make sure that your trip is memorable for the right reasons, you need to get prepared for the journey. A few steps to avoid problems that can keep you from… Read More

Car Engine

What is Motor Oil?

By Darrin Schlafer on
Historically, motor oil was just a mixture of base oil and additives used to lubricate engine parts, reduce friction, clean, cool, and protect the engine. However, modern synthetic motor oils are a complex mixtures of base oils and additive components designed to perform a variety of tasks: separating and lubricating moving parts reducing engine wear,… Read More

Pennzoil Synthetic Motor Oils

Why Choose Synthetic Motor Oil Over Conventional Oil?

By Darrin Schlafer on
The goal of stepping up to a full synthetic motor oil is to take better care of your car’s engine than conventional oils are capable of. A cleaner engine is better protected and more responsive. All engines generate contaminants, such as soot, carbon, and sulfuric and nitric acid. These contaminants are inevitable byproducts of the… Read More

Pennzoil Platinum Synthetic Motor Oil

Show Your Car Some Love With Pennzoil Motor Oil

By Darrin Schlafer on
When you want your car to be good to you, you’ve gotta be good to your car! And motor oil is the key to keeping your car running smoothly. You might think all motor oils are the same — or that if you get regular oil changes, you’re good to go. But this isn’t necessarily… Read More

Car Engine and Motor Oil

How Motor Oil Works in Your Car’s Engine

By Darrin Schlafer on
  What is Motor Oil? Engine oils are complex mixtures of base oils and additive components designed to perform a variety of tasks: separating and lubricating moving parts, reducing engine wear, helping prevent deposits from forming on internal engine components, removing and suspending dirt and contaminants in the oil until these contaminants can be removed… Read More