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#4296136 - 01/07/17 07:31 PM House brand oils
Chevy538487 Offline


Registered: 08/30/16
Posts: 35
Loc: Texas
Who's uses them and had good results? I see stp at AutoZone all the time..oriellys seems like a good oil and I know Napa is supposed to be a good one also

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#4296141 - 01/07/17 07:34 PM Re: House brand oils [Re: Chevy538487]
car51 Offline


Registered: 03/12/15
Posts: 10252
Loc: Southwest PA
They are all good as long as they have the starburst on the jug/quart and are API SN and meet your vehicle specs
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#4296143 - 01/07/17 07:38 PM Re: House brand oils [Re: Chevy538487]
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Our shop truck gets napa or proline every 6-8k. Has 419k on it now and still passes the california smog test.
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#4296145 - 01/07/17 07:39 PM Re: House brand oils [Re: Chevy538487]
SatinSilver Offline


Registered: 01/24/08
Posts: 10129
Loc: OH
They're all fine. Just don't get the no name brands that you've never heard of before at the gas station.

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#4296151 - 01/07/17 07:44 PM Re: House brand oils [Re: Chevy538487]
Matagonka Offline


Registered: 02/03/15
Posts: 469
Loc: NC
I'm currently running STP Full Synthetic from Autozone. It's their new house brand.

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#4296172 - 01/07/17 08:00 PM Re: House brand oils [Re: Chevy538487]
Killer223 Offline


Registered: 05/07/15
Posts: 389
Loc: AZ
napa is made by Valvoline, most other house brands are blended at warren oil distributors. Walmart included, my wifes civic has 130K on Walmart super tech 5-30 synthetic. and no issues.
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#4296173 - 01/07/17 08:00 PM Re: House brand oils [Re: Chevy538487]
Burd Offline


Registered: 01/06/17
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What about Kmart oil?
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#4296178 - 01/07/17 08:05 PM Re: House brand oils [Re: Chevy538487]
Killer223 Offline


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Loc: AZ
they are owned by sears so i'd bet it's a fine oil, look for the API on the back, if it's there and meets the spec desired by the engine, you'll be fine.
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#4296188 - 01/07/17 08:14 PM Re: House brand oils [Re: Killer223]
kohnen Offline


Registered: 01/24/09
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Loc: So. Cal.
Since GM came out with the Dexos spec, I've decided to use only oil that meets that spec and is licensed by GM for all my cars (mine and my kids'). It gives me reasonable assurance that I've got good oil. Of course, this really doesn't apply to German cars with their special requirements. Our cars are GM / Toyota / Ford / Hyundai.
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#4296228 - 01/07/17 08:48 PM Re: House brand oils [Re: Chevy538487]
crazyoildude Offline


Registered: 07/23/08
Posts: 9808
Loc: New Jersey
Its all good as long as it has the ratings you need..

Smittys is great oil and when its on sale at K mart it's sometimes $8.98 for a 5 quart container.
The difference is Smittys does not advertise heavily like some of the others... Super tech is also good oil.. So far i don't know of any oil company that can advertise they are better than any of the others without being sued...Buy what you like and shop price and api ratings.. Oil is oil.
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#4296255 - 01/07/17 09:12 PM Re: House brand oils [Re: Chevy538487]
69GTX Offline


Registered: 09/23/15
Posts: 3815
Loc: Connecticut
Why bother with house oils when during the year you can buy name brand conventionals and synthetics at the same price or less? I find that the house brand oils are always more expensive.
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#4296276 - 01/07/17 09:31 PM Re: House brand oils [Re: Chris142]
Triple_Se7en Offline


Registered: 12/04/04
Posts: 8754
Loc: 1/2 hr. north of Detroit
Originally Posted By: Chris142
Our shop truck gets napa or proline every 6-8k. Has 419k on it now and still passes the california smog test.


Conventional or synthetic?

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#4296278 - 01/07/17 09:33 PM Re: House brand oils [Re: Killer223]
Triple_Se7en Offline


Registered: 12/04/04
Posts: 8754
Loc: 1/2 hr. north of Detroit
Originally Posted By: Killer223
they are owned by sears so i'd bet it's a fine oil, look for the API on the back, if it's there and meets the spec desired by the engine, you'll be fine.


Wrong!
Kmart bought Sears.

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#4296307 - 01/07/17 10:07 PM Re: House brand oils [Re: Chevy538487]
JR Offline


Registered: 08/08/04
Posts: 1319
Loc: Michigan born but my heart bel...
Oil is oil. I have used house oils for years, from ST and PartsMaster/Napa are my top choices in stock.
I have stocked peak, service pro, and Smittys time to time.

PartsMaster is relabel of VWB oil line. They are local and my in ton grab oil, ussually $2/qt.
I just put in 4qts of there 5w-20 in the gm2.8, the drain was 3qts 15w40/1.5qts HD40 (6.5K oci).


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Edited by JR (01/07/17 10:09 PM)
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#4296322 - 01/07/17 10:24 PM Re: House brand oils [Re: Chevy538487]
dave1251 Offline


Registered: 07/15/05
Posts: 8675
Loc: Maricopa, AZ
House brands are just as good as name brands which meets the same specs. My personal goal is to purchase oil for less than $3 a quart. If a house brand meets my price point I will purchase it.
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