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What Are the Benefits of Synthetic Oil?

Synthetic oil and regular oil are the two types of motor oil available for vehicles. The main difference between these two is that regular oil can be found naturally occurring, whereas synthetic oil is carefully engineered to meet specific industry standards.

Synthetic oils have several benefits over traditional petroleum-based motor oils:

  • It can better resist breaking down and wearing out, which means it lasts longer than regular oil.
  • Synthetic oil typically performs better in hot temperatures, so your vehicle's engine will be better protected during the hot months. On that same note, synthetic oil can withstand extremely hot or cold conditions and pressure, making it ideal for high-performance vehicles that undergo intense use.
  • They have a more consistent viscosity, providing better lubrication to the moving parts of an engine. This can save you money in the long run as engines running on synthetic oil require fewer repairs and experience less downtime.
  • Synthetic oils are made through chemical engineering in a lab rather than being drilled from the ground, so they are often considered more eco-friendly than regular oils.
  • Adding to the environmental factor, synthetic oil reduces emissions and waste from frequent changes when in use.
  • They help keep engines cleaner by reducing the buildup of sludge and other harmful deposits, which can cause engine issues over time.

A drawback to using synthetic oil may be that it is more expensive than conventional motor oil. However, choosing synthetic oil proves to be a more affordable solution in the long run for car owners who want to protect their engines while being mindful of environmental benefits.

Overall, using synthetic oil as opposed to regular motor oil provides enhanced engine performance and longevity, better fuel economy, greater protection against extreme temperatures or weather conditions, and ultimately peace of mind when it comes to a vehicle's efficiency and life span.

If your car is due for an oil change soon, we invite you to Jesse's Garage European Auto Repair.

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