Caring for older, high mileage vehicles
High mileage vehicles need tender loving care on a number of fronts. To get long life from your engine, remember to:
- Top off all fluids
- Check the coolant level, especially in the warmer months
- Inspect filters, belts and hoses
Engine oil consumption and leaks
Over time, an engine's seals can erode, causing engine oil to leak. Additives in certain high mileage oils can help protect worn seals and keep leaks from forming. Older vehicles tend to burn more oil and the lower volatility of Mobil 1 High Mileage helps reduce oil loss caused by burn-off, particularly on cylinder walls due to leakage past the oil control ring.
General engine wear and tear
As engines age, they can increasingly wear out. Mobil 1 Extended Performance High Mileage and Mobil 1 High Mileage oils offer unsurpassed wear protection to help prevent wear and protect critical engine components – a claim supported by the industry-accepted Sequence IVA engine wear test.
Mobil 1 Extended Performance High Mileage
If you’re unsure about the maintenance history of your vehicle and you want to extend your oil change intervals, then Mobil 1™ Extended Performance High Mileage advanced full synthetic motor oil is the best choice. Why? This high mileage oil not only offers the benefits of Mobil 1 High Mileage oil (detailed below), it is also designed to protect critical engine parts for 15,000 miles between oil changes.
Mobil 1 High Mileage
If you know your vehicle has received regular oil changes at the manufacturer’s Mobil 1™ High Mileage synthetic motor oil is the best choice. Why? This high mileage oil contains a higher base oil viscosity to help reduce leaks and provide better high temperature protection. Mobil 1 High Mileage also provides unsurpassed wear protection of critical engine components. Plus, if your engine contains excessive sludge deposits due to less-than-adequate maintenance practices, this high mileage oil can help by reducing this sludge.
High mileage full synthetic vs. high mileage synthetic blend
For added protection, consider using a high mileage synthetic or synthetic blend oil rather than a conventional motor oil. Unlike conventional oil, which is simply refined crude oil, synthetic oil is distilled, purified and broken down into its basic molecules. It is then rebuilt and improved with additives formulated to better protect against wear, high heat, cold weather and sludge buildup. High mileage synthetic oils help your car’s engine, young or old, run better for longer. And if you’re searching for the best high mileage motor oil, you can rest assured that the Mobil 1™ family of motor oils offers unsurpassed wear protection – a claim supported by the industry-accepted Sequence IVA engine wear test.
But which high mileage oil should I choose for my vehicle?
Mobil Super High Mileage
If you know your vehicle has received regular oil changes at the manufacturer’s suggested intervals, then Mobil Super™ High Mileage synthetic blend motor oil is a great choice. Why? This high mileage oil contains seal conditioners to help prevent leaks and control oil consumption.
Keeping your vehicle well maintained and running smoothly is the key to a longer-lasting engine. And as drivers hang on to their aging cars and trucks, perhaps much longer than originally planned, it becomes even more important to give them the care they need. Your older engine might require you to spend more time in the driveway with your hood propped up, but your careful attention can add many more miles to your vehicle’s life, even well into its senior years.