Synthetic or conventional? You might get asked this question by one of our technicians and not know exactly what they mean. Synthetic and conventional oils have a lot in common, but differ in purity and refinement. Although there is a spectrum to both, finding what's right for your vehicle can sometimes be more complicated than it needs to be.
That's where we come in. We're laying out the differences between synthetic and conventional oils to help you make a more informed decision about your vehicle and its service.schedule service
One of the easiest ways to sum up synthetic oil is that it's more refined than conventional oil. It goes through extra procedures like distillation and purification in order to get rid of impurities and tailor individual molecules to better suit the design of modern engines. This form of oil can help your engine resist overheating, enhance its durability and clean out residue deposits.
Synthetic blend motor oil is synthetic oil mixed with assorted types of conventional oils. It's recommended for engines that carry heavy loads and operate at a high RPM regularly. If you frequently tow trailers or haul around a great deal of equipment or luggage, this is probably the right oil for you. Synthetic blend motor oil can also include high-mileage motor oil, which is specifically designed with additives to meet the needs of vehicles with 75,000 or more miles on the engine.
While conventional oil may not be as "refined" as synthetic oil, it comes in a varied range of viscosity levels and lubricant quality. If you simply use your vehicle for commuting to work or school, running errands and vacationing, conventional oil should be adequate to meet your engine's needs.
That being said, many newer vehicles may require more particular types of synthetic oil. As always, it's best to check with your user manual and mechanic to know for sure which type of oil to use for your engine.
If you're interested in having your oil changed or any other routine service performed, come see us at 2610 Hillsboro Blvd Manchester, TN 37355 for a test-drive. We look forward to serving our customers from Murfreesboro, Shelbyville and Middle Tennessee.