Motor Oil &
Other Product FAQ
Whether you have questions pertaining to motor oil performance, synthetic oils or how to recycle your used oil, you can get the answers you’re looking for below. First, narrow the options down by choosing the closest-related category to your question.
Does motor oil expire? If not, how long does motor oil generally last?
Does motor oil ever wear out or does it just get dirty?
Does my vehicle’s oil filter need to be changed with every oil change?
Is the bulk oil that is put in my vehicle during an oil change at a Valvoline Instant Oil Change location different from bottled oil at an auto parts store?
Are conventional motor oils natural, unprocessed products?
Which Valvoline motor oils meet GM standard dexos 1™?
The following Valvoline motor oils meet the GM standard dexos 1™:
- SynPower 0W-20, 5W-20, 5W-30
- Durablend 5W-20, 5W-30
- MaxLife 5W-20, 5W-30
- Full Synthetic High Mileage with MaxLife Technology 0W-20, 5W-20, 5W-30
Why do some motor oils carry the “API Certified – For Gasoline Engines” starburst symbol on the bottle while others do not?
Which Valvoline motor oils help to conserve energy?
How do I properly dispose of my used motor oil?
Usually, you can recycle your used motor oil at any auto parts store. Ensure you store your used motor oil in a tightly sealed bottle or container.
Valvoline Instant Oil ChangeSM locations cannot accept your used motor oil.
For more information about recycling your motor oil properly, visit our Oil Recycling page.