quote:When I called NAPA for tech data on their synthetic oil I was told to call an 800 number, which happened to be Valvoline's tech line. The data they gave me for the NAPA synthetic oil differed some from the Valvoline Synpower. I asked them if the oils were the same and they said they are different. But, perhaps not much different. But I could not resist buying the NAPA synthetic (assume Gp III) on sale a couple months ago at $2.69 a quart. Not a bad price for Gp III, considering that is the retail price of Valvoline Durablend in many stores.
Originally posted by cousincletus: Sometimes it's the marketing that drives up the price of the oil. Valvoline oil costs about 1.60 a quart at the parts store whereas Carquest and NAPA store brands cost a little over a buck a quart. This oil is exactly the same. Only thing different is the bottles.
quote:Yes, Motorcraft and Chevron are great values, as well as Havoline. A poor value in my opinion is a group 3 oil priced similar as a group 4.
Originally posted by 05corollaLE: Guess I should have phrased the question, "What's the best and worst buys in motor oils?" I'm gathering Chevron Supreme and Motorcraft are good values.