According to Pep Boys, hybrid vehicles are the only exception to car makes and models that will result in an additional charge from the standard oil change. Some vehicle manufacturers will recommend certain oil, which can be more expensive than standard motor oil, such as synthetic or high-mileage motor oil.
Synthetic oil is more expensive than standard motor oil, but lasts up to three times longer, according to HowStuffWorks.com. Oil change services make oil recommendations to customers depending on the type of vehicle, but using synthetic or high mileage oil is optional. Studies show that synthetic oil creates less resistance in car engines, resulting in more horsepower and efficiency. As a safe option, manufacturers recommend the ideal type of oil for a vehicle in the manual.