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Best Parts Store, Ridley Park

Ridley Park
515 E Chester Pike Ridley Park, PA 19078


1035 E Woodland Ave, Springfield, PA 19064


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3400 Mill Lane Drexel Hill, PA 19026

Opening Hours
  • Mon 7:00AM - 7:00PM
  • Tue 7:00AM - 7:00PM
  • Wed 7:00AM - 7:00PM
  • Thu 7:00AM - 7:00PM
  • Fri 7:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Sat 7:00AM - 3:00PM
  • Sun Closed

How To Ensure You Get The Best Oil Change In Ridley Park

Knowing what type of oil your car needs is critical to prolonging the life of your engine. Call 610-461-5550 and we can help you choose the right oil for your car. You can also refer to the car or truck's owner's manual for the recommended oil weight and type.

How to read the label on your motor oil:

Look for the starburst badge indicating that the oil has been tested by the American Petroleum Institute (API) for a gasoline engine. Next to the API badge, you can find a circular label indicating the type of engine for which the motor oil is intended. There are two categories: gasoline and diesel. Category S is for "Spark Ignition", for gasoline and category C is for "Compression Ignition', for diesel. For both, the letter S or C is followed by another letter. For example, SM or CF. The closer the second letter is to Z, the more recent models of cars and trucks it is meant to serve. Look for the SAE label. SAE is the Society of Automotive Engineers. Look for the round SAE label listing the viscosity and weight number. For example SAE 5W 30.

In the example "SAE 5W 30" the "w" stands for winter. The first number in the oil classification refers to a cold-weather viscosity. The lower this number is, the less viscous your oil will be at low temperatures. For example, a 5W motor oil will flow better at lower temperatures than a 15W motor oil. The final number indicates the oil flow rating when the engine is hot. Motor oil has to be resistant to thickening so that it flows more easily to all the moving parts in your engine.

But What About Synthetic Oil

Full Synthetic motor oil is made for high-performance engines. This is the type of oil they use in race cars but is also used in everyday fuel-efficient cars. These motor oils cost slightly more and may not be appropriate for every engine. But if you drive a higher performance car such as BMW they are a necessity. Full synthetic oil exceeds ILSAC GF-5/API SN standards and was designed especially for turbocharged engines all though it now has multiple applications. Full synthetic motor oil meets API SN Service Classification requirements to be suitable for use in modern engines vulnerable to high-temperature deposits. Synthetic oil provides exceptional low-temperature flow to ensure engine start-up in cold weather as well and protects against the formation of sludge and varnish deposits.

A synthetic motor oil blend is simply a synthetic oil blended with traditional motor oil. It was created specifically for trucks and SUVs owners who need high-load and tow protection for their engine.

Still, confused? We are here to help. Stop by Church's Auto Parts at 515 E Chester Pike and we will be happy to help you find the right motor oil for your vehicle.

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, 06/22/2023
Thank you so much to Roger. I have a 16 year old son who thinks he knows it all. I bought him an air filter as requested on 6/21. turned out it wasn't the one he wanted. Of course the kid got mad but my husband said to take to it Roger. If Church's made mistake they would fix it. He would help us as my husband was out of town working. Church's did not make the mistake, the kid did. Well it's true!! Roger helped the kid change the filter we bought and replace the filter he wanted all in about 15 minutes. He was nice to my son and me!! If it's something we think we can fix ourselves, I'm going to Roger!!
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