There are quite a few myths pertaining to motor oil, recycled oils and synthetic oils. In order to help set things straight, we’ve addressed and debunked a lot of the common Motor Oil Myths below.

Recycled Oil Myths

MYTH: Recycled motor oil is not as good of a quality as new motor oil.

In the past, this may have been true. The new recycling techniques yield high-quality base oil that can match crude oil. Valvoline NextGen™ uses some of the highest quality recycled oil and a breakthrough formula for performance, which meets or exceeds industry specifications.

MYTH: Recycled oil needs to be changed more frequently.

Valvoline’s NextGen™ has the same performance and protection qualities as regular motor oils. Users should always follow their recommended oil change intervals in their vehicle’s owner’s manual, just like any other oil.

MYTH: Using recycled motor oil will void your manufacturer’s warranty.

All major car manufacturers have approved the use of recycled motor oil that is properly certified by the American Petroleum Institute (API). Valvoline’s NextGen™ recycled motor oil carries and meets or exceeds all API certifications.

MYTH: You can’t mix recycled oil with regular oil.

This is not true. Valvoline’s NextGen™ characteristics are the same as new oil, which makes it fully compatible and safe to mix with regular motor oils.

MYTH: Once you’ve used regular motor oil you can’t switch to recycled motor oil.

It is safe to switch from regular oil to recycled oil and back. Valvoline’s NextGen™ also offers an engine protection guarantee.