What Is the Difference between Synthetic Oil and Conventional Oil?

Utilize the Right Oil for Your Car!

Oil changes are a routine maintenance service that is required for nearly every car. Although, not every oil change is the same. Some new or used cars will require conventional oil while others will require synthetic oil.

The type of oil that your car requires is important and using the wrong oil can have detrimental effects on the life of your engine. Browse our breakdown of each of these oils below and let us know what you think!

Conventional Oil and Your Car, Truck or SUV

Conventional oil is common and is used in numerous cars. It tends to break down sooner and is cheaper than other forms of oil. This means that if your car runs on conventional oil then you will need to service your new or used car more frequently.

When you utilize conventional oil then you will also utilize a conventional oil filter. An extended life oil filter becomes unnecessary when running conventional oil because the oil will break down sooner than the filter and the remaining life of the filter, and the added expense, will be wasted when it comes time for an oil change.

Synthetic Oil and Its Benefits

While conventional oil is derived from crude oil, synthetic oil is synthesized and chemically modified to be more efficient and last longer. Since synthetic oil requires less frequent trips to our service center, they also require an extended oil filter that will last as long as the oil does. Oil changes tend to cost more but since they are less frequent, you may save more money in the long run due to the fact that there will be less frequent labor costs.

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