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Pennzoil High Motor Oil versus B&G oil additive

My car has 200,000 miles on it. We always keep the maintenance schedule up to date. When I get the oil changed they put in Pennzoil Platinum High Mileage Motor Oil and I have them put in a can of B&G Oil Additive. I read that the Pennzoil protects the engine so is it necessary to have the B&G put in or do they both have the same protection for the motor? Thanks, Shirley

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What year and what model and engine.

Posted on Apr 01, 2014

  • Shirley Cotterman Apr 01, 2014

    It is a 2006 Kia Rio. It runs great. Doesn't use oil.

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    yadayada Apr 01, 2014

    Use the recommended viscosity of oil only, do not add anything to it.



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