Synthetic engine oil is comprised of petroleum along with organic and inorganic elements. The chemical make-up of synthetic oil is engineered to be more complex than the ones found in conventional oil. The additives in synthetic oils are purer, making the formula more consistent. Whereas the ingredients found in traditional oil are lower in quality, requiring more frequent oil changes.
Did you know that more than half of modern vehicles use synthetic or semi-synthetic oil over conventional oil? Experts say that synthetic oil has certain advantages, including that it's thinner, lubricates better, and is more durable, making it prone to resist high heat and pressures. You should consider synthetic oil if:
- You favor less frequent oil changes or often forget to obtain service until the recommended interval has passed.
- You own a high-performance vehicle or drive in severe conditions resulting in a higher than average amount of heat.
- You are an eco-conscious individual and prefer to use less oil over the life of your vehicle. You also want to obtain somewhat better gas mileage and want to reduce your emissions.
Synthetic oil costs more than the other oil grades due to its many added benefits. People justify the additional cost so they don't have to pay for more frequent services. You should keep in mind that some older vehicle model engines may not react well to synthetic oils. You should always consult with a professional before making a switch from one oil to another. You should also do your research on oil and go through your owner's manual if necessary.
If you are overdue for an oil change and want to add synthetic oil to your car, we welcome you to bring your car to Brazzeal Automotive today! Give us a call at (813) 285-7078 or visit our shop in Tampa, FL, to speak to one of our team members today.