9 best-pick synthetic engine oils in Nigeria

By Joshua-Philip Okeafor
Publish on August 19, 2019

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Synthetic engine oils have improved lubrication efficiency in vehicles for some time now. Find out the best buys in Nigeria with specs and price information.

First launched for commercial vehicles in 1975, synthetic oils have aided motor vehicles’ protective maintenance and performance, compared to conventional oils. Many popular cars in Nigeria such as Toyota brands use synthetic oils. However, in choosing good synthetic motor oils, some factors are to be considered.

Factors to consider when choosing best synthetic oils in Nigeria

  • The type of synthetic oil

We have the synthetic blend oil which combines synthetic/conventional oil features, and the fully synthetic oil, where only synthetic base stock/various additives are used for improved performance. In choosing how well your vehicle functions, this is a major factor for consideration.

  • Oil’s viscosity

Here, viscosity refers to how freely liquids flow. For its effectiveness, oils must retain some level of effective free flow (i.e. thin/thick enough to lubricate the vehicle’s engine at a good temperature). With the best synthetic oil, it will have the ability to function despite the rise and drop of temperatures.

>>> Further details at: Understanding car engine oil viscosity

  • Oil’s power to lubricate

A good synthetic oil should be able to carry out the task of creating lubrication between the vehicle’s parts. Being very essential, this will help to protect the various mechanisms for a long period without frequent oil changes.

  • Oil’s fuel efficiency

If the synthetic oil runs the vehicle’s internal parts smoothly, the vehicle will automatically use less fuel, thereby, making the vehicle more fuel economical.

  • Oil’s additives

Substances added to the synthetic oil must ensure the oil’s ability to provide the premium level of protection and maintain its unique properties as long as possible. You can check full list of engine oil specifications to better comprehend those substances.

  • Vehicle’s needs

Different vehicles and engines require varieties of oil to function properly. Therefore, identifying the best type of synthetic oil goes a long way in protecting the vehicle. 

Reviews on best synthetic oils in Nigeria

Naijuto.com is happy to bring you a look at some of the best synthetic oil brands in Nigeria, their special features, and prices:

1. Mobil 1 94001 5W-30 Synthetic Motor Oil

Features:

  • Fully synthetic oil
  • It improves fuel efficiency.
  • With a viscosity rating of 5W-30, it is highly recommended for everyday driving and modern cars.
  • Provides for extra protection against sludge and deposits
  • It ensures the vehicle’s engine has superior lubrication for all moving parts.
  • It combines suitability for both high and low temperatures.

Usage:

  • Suitable for usage on both turbocharged and supercharged gasoline engine vehicles as well as multi-valve fuel injection engines.

Price:

  • This is sold for between N23,500 and N18,500 depending on the retailer.

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Mobil 1 94001 5W-30 Synthetic Motor Oil is good for both diesel and petrol cars, and boosts fuel economy also

2. Shell Rotella T6 Synthetic Motor Oil

Features:

  • Works on gasoline and diesel engines.
  • It has special focus on high-torque and high stress conditions heavy-duty vehicles, like full-size trucks tend to encounter on the road.
  • High performance gain beyond 5000 miles.
  • Has more variations in temperature.
  • Has a viscosity rating of 5W-40.
  • Has an advanced low-ash formulation or lower emission.

Usage:

  • Suitable for usage on diesel engines encompassing heavy duty trucks.

Price:

  • This is sold for N9,500.

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Shell-Rotella-T6-Synthetic-Motor-Oil

If you are buying for heavy duty engines, Shell Rotella T6 Synthetic Motor Oil is the lubricant for you

3. Valvoline OW-20 Synpower Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5qt (813460)

Features:

  • Has low temperature viscosity rating of 0.
  • Has a remarkable high temperature protection.
  • Has excellent engine performance.
  • Enhances fuel efficiency.
  • Provides varnish and sludge protection.

Usage:

  • Suitable for usage on supercharged and turbocharged vehicles.

Price:

  • This is sold for N9,000.

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Qualities of Valvoline OW-20 Synpower Full Synthetic Motor Oil include protection against sludge build up

4. Pennzoil Platinum

Features:

  • Full synthetic motor oil.
  • Has highly advanced detergents that help remove sludge and other toxins in the engine.
  • Has exceptional performance in extreme temperatures.
  • Has superior performing active cleansing agents.
  • Has viscosity rating of 5W-30.

Usage:

  • Often used in racing and motorsports.

Price:

  • This is sold for N15,200.

>>> If you're driving a Toyota, you may ask: Is synthetic oil good for my Toyota? Check your answer!

Pennzoil-Platinum-engine-oil

Pennzoil Platinum has amazing performance when extreme low or high temps are prevalent

5. Liqui Molly 2041 Premium W5-40 Synthetic Oil

Features:

  • It is designed for both diesel and gasoline engines.
  • Has a viscosity rating of 5W-40.
  • Works well at both high and low temperatures.
  • Has long life and stable aging properties.

Usage:

  • This oil fits many high-standard oil specifications, including BMW’s Longlife-98, Porsche’s A40, Mercedes Benz’s 229.3 and the VAG 502 and 505.

Price:

  • This is sold for N15,000.

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Liqui Molly 2041 Premium W5-40 Synthetic Oil lasts a long time, and is good for a wide range of temperatures too

6. Royal Purple High Performance 5W-30 Synthetic Oil

Features:

  • It’s made of synthetic blend combining standard mineral oils and additives.
  • Has a viscosity rating of 5W-30.
  • Contributes to longer engine lifespan.
  • Improved fuel efficiency, as a result of less friction.
  • It protects the car’s emission control system and from corrosion.

Price:

  • This is sold for N12,800.

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Royal Purple High Performance 5W-30 Synthetic Oil will help your engine last much longer

7. Castrol Edge 0W-40 Synthetic Oil

Features:

  • Has excellent lubrication to prevent wear and tear.
  • Has a viscosity rating of 0W-40.
  • Can reduce metal-to-metal contact.
  • It reduces engines deposits.
  • Has titanium technology for optimum performance.

Usage:

  • Suitable for usage in these model of vehicles - Volkswagen, Jaguar and Land Rover.

Price:

  • This is sold for N13,200.

>>> Check here Price of engine oil in Nigeria [updated 2019]

Castrol-Edge-0W-40-Synthetic-Oil

You can achieve zero metal to metal contact with Castrol Edge 0W-40 Synthetic Oil's amazing viscosity

8. Red Line Synthetic Oil

Features:

  • Can withstand the pressures of a high performance vehicle.
  • Has a viscosity rating of 5W-30.
  • Has an amazing performance at high temperatures.
  • Helps in reducing engine noise.
  • A trusted brand in the auto racing industry.

Usage:

  • Suitable for usage on high performance vehicles in auto and motorcycle racing, and also in everyday vehicles.

Price:

  • This is sold for N32,800.

Red-Line-Synthetic-Oil

Red Line Synthetic Oil works well for high performance cars, and helps in noise reduction

9. AMSOIL Signature Series Synthetic Oil

Features:

  • Has excellent fuel economy, longer oil change and a stable viscosity across extreme temperatures.
  • Class leading lubrication abilities, especially in preventing engine wear.
  • Trusted and leading brand in vehicle lubrication.
  • High mileage usage.

Usage:

  • Suitable for usage on turbos & direct injection engines.

Price:

  • This is sold for N4,800.

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AMSOIL Signature Series Synthetic Oil is great over a wide range of temperatures

Where you can buy the best synthetic motor oils:

  • Ladipo International Spare Parts Market 
  • Jumia online stores
  • Konga online stores
  • Good spare parts markets and shops

So whatever your car’s needs, you are sure to find a brand of synthetic oil at the right price in Nigeria.

>>> More maintenance information available here on naijauto.com 

Joshua, or KK as friends call him, is a Filmmaker, Writer and Director. A Christian, Joshua is a product of Nigeria’s foremost film school, the National Film Institute, Jos, where he majored in Writing/Directing. Joshua began his writing career at age 18 when an older brother gave him a four page outline of a children novel. Joshua intends to keep writing and directing. His screen name is sometimes Joshua Kalu Ephraim (Writing), and sometimes Joshua KK (directing).

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