Motor Oil Basics: Automobile Lubrication Simplified
This is a site about motor oil.
Specifically, it's a site about the basics of motor oil. That's why the site is called Motor Oil Basics. Some things just make sense.
The reason I wrote this site is because I'm an amateur tribologist. I'm the kind of guy friends and family call when they want information or need advice about motor oil. It's a hobby of mine. In short, I'm an oil geek.
I also realize, however, that most sites for motor oil enthusiasts (like Bob is the Oil Guy, which is probably the best motor oil site in the universe) discuss oil on a level that causes some people's eyes to glaze over when they just need some simple advice about what oil to use in their cars.
After searching the Interwebs for a simple site that would provide basic simple answers to people's simple questions about motor oil, I couldn't find one. So I decided to write one.
I also wrote this site with the assumption that some visitors would want to study oil in more detail, so I included enough technical information for it to serve as an introductory or primer site to prepare those visitors for more advanced study in amateur tribology.
Finally, I've tried to present information that is as factual and objective as possible. Motor oil enthusiasts (including yours truly) tend to be a bit fanatic at times. I've tried to limit this site to accurate, objective information. When something is just my own opinion, I identify it as such. Others may have different opinions.
Thank you for visiting, and I hope you enjoy the site.