10 Worst Motor Oil Brands to Avoid

Generic or Unbranded Oils: These oils may not meet the specific performance standards required by your vehicle's engine.

Oils Lacking API (American Petroleum Institute) Certification: The API certification signifies that the oil meets specific performance and quality standards.

Brands With a History of Failed Tests: Some brands have had batches of oil fail to meet their advertised specifications or standards in independent or industry testing.

Oils Marketed as Universal or Multi-Fit without Specifications: Oils claiming to be suitable for a wide range of vehicles without specifying performance standards

Expired Oils: Oil can degrade over time, even while sealed. Using oil that is past its shelf life can lead to reduced effectiveness.

Brands with Recurrent Recalls or Consistency Issues: Brands that frequently recall their products or have batches with varying quality levels can be unreliable.

Counterfeit Oils: Counterfeit motor oils are a real problem in the market, often packaged to look like reputable brands but failing to meet basic quality

Oils with Misleading Marketing Claims: Be wary of oils that make extravagant claims without industry-standard certifications or independent testing results to back them up.

Low-Quality Synthetic Blends: While synthetic blends can offer a good balance of performance and price, some brands use minimal synthetic content.

Oils from Brands with Poor Customer Reviews: Customer reviews can provide insights into the real-world performance and reliability of motor oil.

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