Chances are you’ve heard about the importance of getting regular oil changes for your car, but when it comes to whether you should choose conventional versus synthetic motor oils during those trips to the mechanic, you might have more questions than answers. With this blog, we aim to shed a bit of light on the differences between these two products and determine which is the better options.
Synthetic fuels are nothing new and date back to the early 20th century. Synthetic motor oil is more refined than conventional crude oil, being broken down and purified into its basic molecules in order to remove impurities and enabling it to be tailor-made to fit the demands of modern engines.
As a result of this added bit of effort in creating synthetic motor oil, it also provides higher levels of performance and protection. With fewer impurities, synthetic oils help to keep your engine running cleaner and prevents build up in the system. Conventional motor oil does not have this advantage and over time the build-up of dirt and grime in the engines can wear away at its components.
Additionally, synthetic oil works better in extreme conditions. In the colder months of winter, synthetic oil will flow better while during the warmer days of summer you’ll get more protection against high temperatures.
Best of all, those oil changes will be a chore to tackle less often as smoother running synthetic oil requires changing every 10,000 miles versus the 3,000 of conventional motor oil. This will not only save you time but also money in the long-term.
Ultimately, while both synthetic and conventional oil both begin life the same way, being harvested from the ground, their similarities end there with synthetic oil boasting several benefits to your car and your wallet.
If you have any questions or would like to learn more, call Quick transmission & Automotive Services, Inc. at (505) 271-8000 or stop by our shop conveniently located at 10300 Menaul Boulevard NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112. We’ll take good care of you and your vehicle.