Oil is as precious to your engine as blood is to your body. Without oil to lubricate the metal parts, your engine will die. So if you want your oil to do its job, make sure to avoid severe driving conditions. Extreme hot or cold climates can wear out your oil faster, as well as idling for long periods of time, starting and stopping too often, and driving in hilly areas. If you drive in these kinds of severe conditions, you might need a more specialized type of oil. For example, synthetic oil protects against extreme heat and wear, while high mileage oil helps fight sludge. To find out how often you need to get your oil changed, just consult your vehicle owner’s manual. Then head to Sears Auto Center where we can help find the oil that’s right for you.