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Oil: A Basic but Crucial Maintenance for Your Dodge Intrepid
When the Dodge Intrepid was first made, value was its cornerstone, which is why it turned out to be an affordably priced car that offered a lot of features at a low cost. Aside from this, it broke free from the stodgy build that a full-sized sedan usually has and was instead built with a steeply raked windshield and short front and rear overhangs. In its 13 years of production, the Intrepid was Dodge\'s best-selling vehicle on the market. Because it has been a while since this car was made, maintenance has become more important for those who want to keep using their Intrepid. In reality, however, this can be expensive and time consuming, so if there is one thing you need to do to keep your car working, then you must use the correct type of oil.
The recommended type of engine oil for the Dodge Intrepid
To maintain your car\'s best performance and provide maximum protection to the engine, it\'s best to follow the recommended type of oil for the Dodge Intrepid. You can find this in the owner\'s manual. The best type of oil for your car is synthetic motor oil, but the grade depends on what kind of engine it has.for 2.7L engines, it is preferred to use 5W-30, while the 10W-30 oil is preferred for 3.5L engines. However, you may also use 5W-30 in the 3.5L engine during cold weather to improve its startup, which is usually an issue during winter.
Synthetic engine oil
A synthetic oil is one that\'s synthesized with precisely controlled ingredients made by oil engineers, scientists, and chemists. The process includes refinement and distillation, which purifies and breaks down the crude oil into its basic molecules. Doing this removes more impurities and enables each molecule to be tailored to the demands of modern engines. When it is combined with a high-performance additive, it becomes oil with the highest levels of lubrication and engine protection. This means your engine will start up more smoothly, it will be cleaned more efficiently, it will be more durable, and it will be better protected against heat buildup. The synthetic engine oil should not be confused with synthetic blend motor oil, as the latter is a mixture of synthetic and conventional base oils.
Interpreting oil grade designations
You might notice on the two engine oil grades that they follow the same label patterns \"#W-##,\" where # is a numerical digit. First, the cold-temperature viscosity is labeled \"W\", which stands for \"winter\". So for 5W-30, the \"5\" is the cold-temperature viscosity rating, while the \"30\" is the high-temperature viscosity rating. This designation shows how well the oil flows better at lower temperatures and how well it provides protection to the engine at higher temperatures. For the Dodge Intrepid\'s case, because its 2.7L engine has a smaller internal oil passage, its engine will not perform well when using a thicker oil like 10W-30. Using the wrong oil can cause problems with startup and frequent engine issues.