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The car had Castrol oil in it when I bought it(Nov. 2007) and I've had it replaced with that ever since.. Is it really necessary?. I drive less than 10000 miles a year and mostly in the city

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The name of the oils makers i find is irrelivant, the main thing on oil is the viscocity at high and low temps some of the cheaper brands are as good if not better. On my vehicles i use a fleet oil from a 45 gallon drum!! Hope this helps..

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It's not necessary to stay with the Castrol brand for the life of the car, although, some technicians say that it's good to stay with the same brand to reduce sludge.

Just make sure the viscosity is right for the weather conditions when you have the oil and filter changed (and lube).

I have my oil changed at Walmart or Sears and I just ask for their Supertech or featured oil, and my Cadillacs seem to run fine on that oil.

Good luck on your oil changes.

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