Synthetic vs Conventional Oil

A question we are often asked by our customers is what type of oil we recommend for their vehicles between synthetic and conventional oil.

It’s well known that oil is an essential element for your vehicle and protects critical engine components from damage.

When comparing synthetic oil to conventional oil, the American Automobile Association found that synthetic engine oils performed an average of 47 percent better than conventional oils in a variety of industry-standard tests.

For this reason and more, we highly recommend using only synthetic oil for your vehicle. 

Synthetic Oil Advantages

  • Enhanced Engine Protection. Your vehicle’s engine components are in constant friction and wear down over time, and your motor oil is the only thing that provides protection for all these moving parts. Compared to  conventional oil, synthetic oil won’t break down and can protect your engine for longer as well as extend its lifespan.
  • A Cleaner Engine. As motor oil circulates through your vehicle’s engine lubricating its parts, small deposits start to form. Conventional oil tends to create sludge in your engine from these deposits over time which reduces your engine’s efficiency and longevity. Full synthetic oils however contain fewer impurities and are able to resist sludge and deposit formation ensuring a cleaner engine and continued peak performance for your vehicle.
  • Turbocharger Protection. With more cars being built with smaller engines and turbochargers, synthetic oil is able to flow quicker to critical parts allowing for superior engine performance, as well as creating the needed lubrication your engine needs. Conventional oil on the other hand breaks down much faster under turbocharged conditions and this can negatively impact engine performance.
  • Extreme Temperature Protection. At both low and high temperatures, synthetic oils are more stable than conventional oils and are designed to flow quickly in winter temperatures and resist extreme heat in hotter climates allowing your engine to run smoothly regardless of the season.

While conventional motor oil provides adequate lubrication for your vehicle, synthetic motor oil offers far greater levels of performance, fuel efficiency, and protection for your engine.

Need an Oil change?

An oil change service at Wheeling Auto Center is about more than just draining your dirty oil, replacing the oil filter, and adding new oil. We go the extra mile to ensure your car is ready for another 5000 miles before bringing it in to see us again. Schedule an appointment for an oil change today. Simply call (847) 259-3776 or click here to find a convenient time.

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