There’s a lot of technicalities when it comes to choosing the best motor oil for your car. But the main thing to know is that by the numbers on each pack (ex. 15W40, 6W30), it denotes the viscosity of the oil. From that, it should match a suitable viscosity for your car which is recommended by its manufacturer.
So, here’s an article on the right choices of motor oils for some of the most popular cars in Malaysia.
1. Repsol 10W40 Elite Formula Engine Oil
(Best engine oil for Saga FLX and Exora Bold)
Repsol is one of the premier motor oil brands in the world. Their advanced formulation delivers exceptional protection for your engine even under severe driving conditions. That’s because their oil retains excellent viscosity even at high temperatures and meets or even exceeds performance standards such as API, SL, SH and SG. The brand recommends its 10W40 blend for all types of gasoline engines. Price from RM62.00
2. Perodua Genuine Semi Synthetic 5W-30
(Best engine oil for Myvi)
For Perodua cars, it’s best to use the mothership’s engine oil. Their semi synthetic 5W-30 oil provides cold start protection, excellent fuel economy and exceptional thermal stability. Almost all Perodua models such as the Myvi would benefit greatly from this oil. Price form RM67.00
3. Nissan Semi Synthetic 10W40 Motor Oil A3/B4
(Best engine oil for Nissan Almera)
If you’re the proud owner of a Nissan Almera, then it’s recommended to use Nissan motor oil. Their semi-synthetic 10W40 A3/B4 blend is commonly used for Nissan gasoline and diesel engines without DPF. As such, it’s pretty much the best choice for your Almera. Price from RM55.00
4. Perodua Fully Synthetic Sae 0W20 ENGINE OIL
(Best engine oil for kelisa, Alza and Axia)
This is the ultimate performance formulation for Perodua cars that are made with premium synthetic fluids and advanced additives. It exceeds the required specifications all the while providing maximum protection, fuel economy, engine wear and engine power protection. And all of it holds true for older Perodua models such as the Kelisa, Alza and Axia. rice from RM88.00
5. Shell Helix High Mileage Semi-synthetic 15W-50
(Best engine oil for old cars – made with zinc)
Shell Helix’s high mileage semi-synthetic 15W-50 is specially tailored for old cars with high mileage. Its special formulation contains additives to provide up to 40% better wear protection so you can prolong the car’s engine life and keep it chugging along. Price from RM123.00
6. New Dualock Castrol Magnatec Stop-Start 5W30
(Best engine oil with ester)
Castrol’s Magnatec Stop-Start 5W30SN is a fully synthetic ester-based engine oil that provides instant engine protection from start to stop. This special oil contains intelligent molecules that form a protective area on your car pistons to reduce wear and tear from everyday rough-driving. It is suitable for use in both gasoline and light diesel engines which meets or exceeds industry standards. Price from RM135.00
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