Autobarn Know How


    Are You Using The Right Engine Oil For Your Car?

    Using the right engine oil for your car not only helps to prevent costly repairs but also maximises fuel economy and engine performance. Over time, engine oil will deteriorate and become less efficient at providing good lubrication. Changing your car’s engine oil at regular intervals will remove contaminants and prevent engine wear.

    1 - Synthetic

    TIP: Generally, oil changes under normal conditions are required every 6 months or 10,000km*.
    *This is a general guide only. Please check your vehicle’s user manual for further information.

    1a. Castrol Edge
    10W30 5L

    1b. Penrite Enviro+
    5W40 5L

    1c. Valcoline Synpower
    5W40 5L

    1d. Castrol Edge
    10W60 SN 5L

    1e. Penrite HPR 15
    15W60 5L

    1f. Castrol Magnatec
    5W30 5L

    2 - Diesel

    2a. Castrol Edge
    5W30 5L

    2b. Penrite HPR Diesel
    10 10W40 10L

    2c. Penrite HPR Diesel
    5 5W40 10L

    In the old days, most cars were designed to take the same engine oil viscosity. Mineral oils still have many applications, particularly in older vehicles that were originally designed for higher viscosity oils and where oil consumption may be an issue. These days, car manufacturers are developing more advanced engine technologies and specifying precise engine oil specifications for different vehicle makes and models.
    Synthetic oils should be a prime consideration in high temperature and high load applications such as competition and towing.
    Apart from the performance benefits of synthetic oils, the specifications of oils required to meet most of today’s new car warranty requirements demand them.
    Autobarn staff are trained and have the tools to be able to make the correct oil recommendation for your vehicle.

    NOTE: This information is provided as a guide only and professionals should be consulted when doing any work to a vehicle. Autobarn is not liable for any loss or damage which is suffered or incurred (including but not limited to indirect or consequential loss) for any personal injury or damage to property suffered or sustained as a result of using the information provided.