Opinions on Advance Auto 5W30

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PSL, FL
Ok, i've never used this brand but it's only $10 for a gallon locally. I'm doing a quick oil change because I'm selling my car and the oil is overdue for a change. I'll still drive it till it's sold, maybe a couple thousand miles if noone buys it. Times are tough, and every dollar counts this year. Are there any negatives with using this oil? Does it cause sludge, or have a horrible TBN etc? I did a search, didn't really find any good info on it. Thanks JOE
 
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Northwest Indiana
Advance Auto brand oil is bottled by Warren Unilube, located in NC, I believe. They also bottle Coastal oils. Warren Performance Products(WPP) is a bottler of most other house brands. It isnt the same company. It should be fine for a reasonable mileage interval. Ive used it a few times when there was a "Grand Opening" sale, with no problems to report.
 
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midwest
They are selling it for $2.69 a quart when you can get Shell 5W30 for around $2.25-$2.29 at Target. Pricing aside I wouldn't have a problem using it.
 

gto78

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129
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PSL, FL
good points Shell or super tech are better and/or cheaper. WM sells it in 5 quart container too. Advance seems to always sell in 4 quart container.
 
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Michigan
 Originally Posted By: gto78
good points Shell or super tech are better and/or cheaper. WM sells it in 5 quart container too. Advance seems to always sell in 4 quart container.
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