Motor Oil

The engine is the heart of the car and it is the motor oil that keeps it running so you can get your car on the road.

That’s why it matters what oil you use in your motor. If you use the wrong motor oil, you run the risk of damaging the motor and it can be an expensive mess. New cars have to meet stricter requirements regarding the environment, and this also means that modern engines are designed to do less harm to the environment than older cars. That’s why the latest oils are designed to be suitable only for certain types of cars, thus achieving the highest performance from the motor and, in addition, the car pollutes less. When you are faced with choosing motor oil for your car, there are several features that you need to consider. Properties that concern both viscosity, additives, approvals and issues such as, for example, cleaning properties, lubricating properties and sulfur content. Viscosity is a term used for the thickness of the oil and how it flows at different temperatures. An example of an oil definition is 5w30: -5W (W=Winter) is the viscosity of the oil when the engine is cold. The lower the number, the thinner the oil. – 30 is the viscosity at the temperature of the motor when driving. The viscosity of the oil is very important, but the engine manufacturer’s approval is most important when looking for the right oil.


When you put oil on your car, soot particles and dirt are still left in the motor. Therefore, we recommend that you use an oil cleaner or engine cleaner as some call the substance. Oil cleaner from LIQUI MOLY contains active cleaning agents that draw out soot and dirt with the old oil, thus greatly improving the conditions for the new oil. It also helps reduce wear and tear on the motor so it lasts longer and maximizes performance. Therefore, we recommend that you use an oil cleaner at every oil change.


Figuring out which oil is best for your car can be tricky. That’s why you can definitely look up your car in our oil guide or contact your nearest LongLife Center and we’ll be happy to help you.


Modern engines burn a small amount of oil. If you are going on a long trip in the car, it is a good idea to bring a can of oil with you. With us, you can buy motor oil in one-liter cans that are easy to carry in the car. We will of course help you find the right oil. This way you avoid driving with too little oil and you don’t take the risk of getting the wrong oil at a gas station.


Garages that offer Car Service

Logo Name City Address Telephone E-Mail Services
Bifreiðaverkstæði Blönduós Blönduósi Norðurlandsvegur4 4522600 b.v.b@simnet.is Car Service, General Repair, Automatic transmission, Tires
Bílhúsið logo Bílhúsið Kópavogur Smiðjuvegur60 5572540 bilhusid@bilhusid.is Automatic Gears, Automatic transmission, Car Service, General Repair, Lubrication service
bilvogur logo Bílvogur Kópavogi Auðbrekka17 5641180 bilvogur@bilvogur.is Automatic Gears, Car Service, Hjólbarðar
JB Viðgerðir ehf Fúðir Smiðjustígur2 8655678 jareklacek33@gmai.com Automatic Gears, Car Service, General Repair, Road Assistance, Tires
Bílaverkstæði Hjalta ehf Akranes Ægisbraut 38 8463346 bvhjalti@simnet.is Car Service, General Repair, Lubrication service, Road Assistance, Lubrication service, Tires, Trucks
bilar og dekk Bílar og Dekk.ehf Akranes Akursbraut11a 5782525 bilarogdekk@simnet.is AC þjónusta, Automatic Gears, Car Service, General Repair, Rétting og sprautun, Tires
Smurstöðin Kef Reykjanesbær Vatnsnesvegur1 4214543 smurstodin.kef@gmail.com Automatic Gears, Car Service, General Repair, Automatic transmission
fyrr logo FYRR bílaverkstæði Reykjavík Hamarshöfði 10 5195343 fyrr@fyrr.is Automatic Gears, Car Service, General Repair