You may be familiar with two types of oil used for cars: conventional and synthetic. What’s the difference between these two?
Depending on what car you have, you need to ensure you are using the correct type of oil for oil changes.
Conventional oil costs much less than synthetic oil, has properties that provide lubrication at high temperatures, and can maintain stability for a long time. Synthetic oil is used more for cars with high mileage, as it can increase the car’s performance and life.
Other benefits of synthetic oil are:
• Improved lubrication
• Better stability
• Reduced breakdown
• Fewer deposits
Types of synthetic oil:
Synthetic blend oil is a mix of conventional motor oils and synthetic base stocks.
Full synthetic oil is made of a synthetic base stock mixed with various additives that increase the performance of the oil. According to mobiloil.com, “While all synthetics on the market may offer a higher level of protection than conventional or synthetics blends, not all synthetics are equal. Each synthetic brand uses a mix of high-performance fluids and additives.”
Synthetic oil does have far superior properties than conventional oil, however, the latter will protect your car just as well. More importantly, oil changes should be made as often as your car needs them. That is more important than the differences between conventional and synthetic oil.