Top 10 Valvoline MaxLife Motor Oils
for October 2022

Valvoline MaxLife motor oils are formulated with 100% synthetic oils, which help engines run smoother and last longer. Valvoline MaxLife motor oils are formulated with synthetic base oils and additives. These additives help engines run smoother and last longer. They also have a 3-year or 40,000-mile limited warranty, depending on which version you buy. Valvoline MaxLife motor oils come in 5 different viscosity levels: 0W-30, 5W-30, 5W-20, 10W-30, and 15W-40.

Valvoline MaxLife motor oils have been tested in the Different Guide for performance, including engine performance, fuel economy, wear, and engine protection. We also test the viscosity, or thickness, of the oil, which determines how hot the engine gets. Valvoline MaxLife motor oils come in 5 different viscosity levels: 0W-30, 5W-30, 5W-20, 10W-30, and 15W-40.

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Valvoline High Mileage with MaxLife Technology SAE 10W-30 Synthetic Blend Motor Oil 5 QT

Valvoline High Mileage with MaxLife Technology SAE 10W-30 Synthetic Blend Motor Oil 5 QT

by Valvoline
What We like

The Valvoline High Mileage with MaxLife SAE 10W-30 Synthetic Blend Motor Oil is a high-performance lubricant meeting or exceeding API CI-4 requiring the highest level of performance. It features a superior viscosity modifier, anti-wear additive, and extreme pressure additive to ensure oil flows more easily, coats more completely, and resists thermal breakdown even in the hottest driving conditions.

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Valvoline Full Synthetic High Mileage with MaxLife Technology SAE 5W-20 Motor Oil 5 QT

Valvoline Full Synthetic High Mileage with MaxLife Technology SAE 5W-20 Motor Oil 5 QT

by Valvoline
What We like

Even in this price category, this oil had a whiff of synthetics. And it had the best wear-life of the group, too.

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Valvoline High Mileage 150K with MaxLife Plus Technology Motor Oil SAE 5W-30 5 QT

Valvoline High Mileage 150K with MaxLife Plus Technology Motor Oil SAE 5W-30 5 QT

by Valvoline
What We like

Our tests found Valvoline motor oil to be exceptional. The MaxLife Plus technology impressed, delivering worse fuel economy than more expensive brands.

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Valvoline High Mileage with MaxLife Technology SAE 10W-30 Synthetic Blend Motor Oil 1 QT, Case of 6

Valvoline High Mileage with MaxLife Technology SAE 10W-30 Synthetic Blend Motor Oil 1 QT

by Valvoline
What We like

Valvoline's MaxLife oils promise excellent engine performance, and Valvoline's MaxLife oils definitely live up to that promise. We liked the extremely thick, viscous oil, which poured slowly and quickly filled our engine's dipstick hole. We also liked the oil's high viscosity index, which is an indication of how well an oil resists thinning at high temperatures.

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Valvoline High Mileage with MaxLife Technology SAE 5W-30 Synthetic Blend Motor Oil 5 QT

Valvoline High Mileage with MaxLife Technology SAE 5W-30 Synthetic Blend Motor Oil 5 QT

by Valvoline
What We like

Though Valvoline's 5W-30 synthetic blend oil won't outperform more expensive 5W40 oils, it's the best at keeping the engine clean.

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Valvoline - 881162 High Mileage with MaxLife Technology SAE 5W-20 Synthetic Blend Motor Oil 5 QT, Case of 3

Valvoline

by Valvoline
What We like

This synthetic blend motor oil targets drivers of older vehicles that tend to use a higher viscosity of motor oil. It helps keep older engines running longer, while reducing engine wear and stickiness.

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Valvoline Full Synthetic High Mileage with MaxLife Technology SAE 10W-30 Motor Oil 5 QT, Case of 3

Valvoline Full Synthetic High Mileage with MaxLife Technology SAE 10W-30 Motor Oil 5 QT

by Valvoline
What We like

Valvoline's full-synthetic MaxLife formulation delivers 25% more protection than the industry's standard, and it's cheaper than the 3 OE oils we tested.

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Valvoline High Mileage with MaxLife Technology SAE 10W-30 Synthetic Blend Motor Oil 5 QT, Case of 3

Valvoline High Mileage with MaxLife Technology SAE 10W-30 Synthetic Blend Motor Oil 5 QT

by Valvoline
What We like

Valvoline High Mileage with MaxLife Technology SAE 10W-30 Synthetic Blend Motor Oil is the only choice if you want a product that will significantly extend your vehicle's life.

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Valvoline Oil VV1556 Maxlife Motor Oil, High-Mileage, SAE 5W30, 1-Qt., Must Purchase In Quantities of 6 - Quantity 66

Valvoline Oil VV1556 Maxlife Motor Oil, High-Mileage, SAE 5W30, 1-Qt., Must Purchase In Quantities of 6

by VALVOLINE
What We like

Valvoline's Maxlife Motor Oil combines premium synthetic base oil with an oxidation inhibitor, anti-wear agent, and detergent. The oil's exceptionally high viscosity index suggests excellent oxidative stability.

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Valvoline High Mileage with MaxLife Technology SAE 5W-20 Synthetic Blend Motor Oil 5 QT

Valvoline High Mileage with MaxLife Technology SAE 5W-20 Synthetic Blend Motor Oil 5 QT

by Valvoline
What We like

Based on our test, these three ingredients enhanced the lubrication benefits of the Valvoline High Mileage motor oil.

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