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Why do European Cars Require Special Oil? – AMSOIL Blog

Ever wonder why European cars require specialized oil that differs in many ways from the good ‘ol American motor oil you use in your Ford or Chevy?

Why do European Cars Require Special Oil? – AMSOIL Blog

European cars can be great to own, but they require specialized motor oil. The oil for your European car must protect sensitive emissions-control systems, meet certain viscosity requirements, last throughout longer oil change intervals and meet strict OEM requirements. Here, we break it all down.