Synthetic vs. Conventional Oil – Which is Better?

Pouring Oil into Funnel into Engine

Were you presented with a question you weren’t sure how to answer the last time you took your car in for an oil change? Many Duluth drivers are stumped when presented with the synthetic oil vs. conventional oil option. Our service department wants you to make informed choices, so we’ve put together a comparison below to help you with your synthetic oil vs. regular oil debate. But what about synthetic blends? We also do a full synthetic oil vs. synthetic blend comparison as well.

 


Synthetic Oil vs. Regular Oil – How They Work

Synthetic oil is formulated to bring the best out of your car’s performance during your Suwanee commute. Regular oil will do the job, but not to the level that synthetic oil can. Here’s the difference:

Synthetic OIl vs. Regular Oil – Performance

  • Cleaning the engine – Synthetic oil is specially formulated both with enhanced engine cleaning properties and to produce less gunk and residue over time.
  • Viscosity (the ability to flow smoothly through the engine) – Since synthetic oil runs cleaner, it runs more smoothly.
  • Protecting turbo components – Synthetic oil is formulated to do this.
  • Oxidation – Synthetic oil is made to oxidize more slowly than regular oil.

Synthetic vs. Conventional Oil – How They are Made

Both types of oil begin the same – as crude oil that is pumped from the ground. But the level of refinement is the real difference in this synthetic vs. conventional oil comparison. Synthetic oil is treated with petrochemicals that have been specially formulated to work on a molecular level to fully optimize your engine’s performance by providing the cleanest lubrication possible as you travel along our Lawrenceville roads. Conventional oil is basically cleansed of impurities until it can be used as motor oil.

Full Synthetic Oil vs. Synthetic Blend

Most full synthetic oil vs. synthetic blend comparisons have revealed that full synthetic performs better than oil that is a blend of synthetic and conventional oil. However, synthetic blend does perform better than conventional and is less expensive than full synthetic. So, some drivers view it as a suitable compromise between price and performance.

Get Your Next Oil Change at Rick Hendrick Chevrolet Duluth

The trained experts in our service center will be happy to explain the differences between synthetic and regular oil to you. So, bring your car to us the next time it needs an oil change. And, if you’d like to learn more, check out our posts on how frequently oil should be changed and how to check your oil. We’re just down the road from Johns Creek. So drop by or contact us today.

 

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