You may not know which kind of oil is in your car right now, but there are important differences between them that affect your vehicle. Synthetic motor oil and high quality synthetic blends offer a range of benefits over conventional oil. But before we can dive into those differences, you need to understand what oil does for your car.
Synthetic Oil has two key parts, a base and a mixture of additives that make it more effective. Synthetic oil is more chemically-engineered than conventional oil and has fewer impurities. Conventional oils, and even some synthetic blends, use crude oil as a base. Crude oil generally contains more impurities.
About 20% of most motor oil formulas, for both synthetic and conventional oil, are additives. Where the two differ is usually in quality. Synthetic oils and synthetic blends include higher-quality additives that protect and clean your engine, and at the same time do not degrade as quickly between oil changes.
Motor oil is an absolutely essential lubricant that keeps your engine running.
Reduces friction and wear for your engine’s many parts
Acts as a protector for other vital components in your vehicle
Helps minimize temperature extremes of running too hot or cold
Increases efficiency to help extend the life of your car or truck
Synthetic oil and synthetic blends have fewer impurities and better additives—but what are the actual benefits for your vehicle?
Better performance in hot or cold weather
Greater resistance to motor oil breakdown from oxidation and extreme heat
Better fuel economy for your car overall
Reduced engine drag that yields better horsepower
Less engine sludge, because it has fewer impurities
Less frequent oil changes, which saves you time
Greater engine wear protection
Synthetic oil and synthetic blends may cost more than conventional oil, but their upside makes them worth it over time.