When you have gotten your vehicle’s oil changed in the past, you may have been asked if you would prefer conventional or synthetic motor oil. Majority of car owners are unsure on which type of oil is best suited for their vehicle. If this is you, don’t worry! We will break it down for you.

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The type of oil used for your vehicle depends on how old your vehicle is and how often it is driven. Conventional motor oil acts as a lubricant and comes specifically from crude oil. It has a mix of different chemicals that allow it to provide lubrication at high temperatures and maintaining it over long periods of time. Conventional motor oil meets the basic needs of most engines. It has a mix of various chemicals. This type of oil is ideal for the most common driving routines such as running errands, commuting to work, picking kids up from school, and vacation road trips set on cruise control.

Synthetic motor oil is best for newer vehicle models. This oil is made up of a blend that researchers created in a lab environment. It is composed of a variety of high-performance additives to protect your vehicle’s engine at a higher level. It primarily protects against heat build-up within the engine. Synthetic oil is also known for increasing engine durability and it rids of dirty deposits found in engines. However, not all synthetic oils are created equal. Some synthetic oil blends are made specifically to increase the performance and life of vehicles with higher mileage. Other synthetic oil blends are meant for high-performance engines in certain vehicles. Some blends are even capable of increasing your vehicle’s fuel mileage by using special, advanced lubricants. 

If you’re still unsure of what type of oil is best suited for your vehicle, do not hesitate to ask us here at American Oil Changers. We also bring our oil changing service to you! You can make an appointment online. It’s that easy!

 

 

The statements written above are only for reader’s informational purposes and should be verified individually.