There are two types of oil being used in the engines of motor vehicles today, synthetic and conventional. Each one has the ability to provide a distinct advantage when it comes to the performance of an automobile's engine.

The following comparison was created by Rockland CDJR in order to inform New City, Nanuet, and Pearl River drivers about the benefits of both. Read on to get a better idea of which one might be the ideal choice to use in your car's engine.

The Origins of Synthetic Oil vs Conventional Oil

 Both types of oil start out as the same unrefined crude oil. From this point on, each takes a separate path to becoming the lubricant that is used in automobile engines. Conventional oil is refined from the original crude using traditional methods, while synthetic oil is enhanced and altered on a molecular level with the use of chemical compounds in order to specifically make it suitable and beneficial for use as motor oil.

What Sets Synthetic Oil Apart

As a chemically engineered product, synthetic oil does a lot of good for your engine. One pro that's definitely worth mentioning is the fact that it has a longer lifespan than the conventional version. Synthetic oil is able to travel anywhere between 6,000 and 7,500 miles before needing to be changed. This is a significantly longer lifecycle than the 3,000 to 5,000 miles offered by conventional oil.

This inherent longevity on the part of synthetic oil brings us to its next benefit. Oil breaks down as it ages. When this happens, it progressively collects any dirt and debris that happen to be lying around throughout the engine. This goes on and on until a harmful sludge has formed that effectively muddles up the works and can result in quite a lot of damage. Because synthetic oil lasts longer, this destructive development is delayed and it's able to keep the inside of the engine cleaner for a longer period of time.

Its enhanced nature also enables synthetic oil to handle adverse temperatures more effectively. This durability makes it more reliable whether it's way below freezing or downright scorching outside.

The Advantages of Conventional Oil

While synthetic oil is designed to be used in newer vehicles, conventional oil tends to be more beneficial in older ones. If the car you drive is older and your regular commutes aren't too demanding in terms of duration and wear and tear on the engine, conventional oil should be perfectly adequate. If you own a classic car, you have every reason to continue using conventional oil due to the fact that it's better suited to maintain the older engine.

Additionally, if you're perfectly happy with conventional oil's performance in your car's engine, but you're interested in improving its performance when it comes to extreme conditions, there are special additives available to help out in this regard.  

Synthetic Oil vs Conventional Oil: Which Kind will You Choose?

As you can see, there are several definite advantages to using synthetic oil as well as traditional oil in your engine. If you have any questions about either one or you'd like to have a more in-depth discussion about which would be more beneficial for your car's engine, feel free to give us a call here at Rockland CDJR.

If you call New City, Nanuet, or Pearl River home and it's about time for an oil change, contact us to schedule an appointment.  

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