Should You Use Synthetic Oil vs Conventional Oil?

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Have you been presented with a synthetic vs. conventional oil decision at a Napoleon quick lube shop and wondered what they were talking about? Most drivers aren’t sure which to choose, but that doesn’t have to be true any longer. The service center staff at Stykemain Buick GMC wants you to be prepared for your next oil change. So, we’ve put together a comparison below to help you with your synthetic oil vs. regular oil debate. We even do a detailed synthetic oil vs. synthetic blend comparison, as well.

 

 

Synthetic vs. Conventional Oil – How They’re Made

You’ve seen those oil wells pumping away, extracting crude oil from the ground. That’s conventional oil. Contrary to popular belief, this oil did not start as dinosaurs, but rather as organisms that lived around the same time as dinosaurs. Synthetic oil, on the other hand, is created from chemicals. That turns out to be an advantage on the synthetic side of this synthetic oil vs. regular oil comparison, especially since many of our Napoleon customers are concerned about using up fossil fuels.

Synthetic Oil vs. Regular Oil – Viscosity

Any synthetic vs. conventional oil comparison should address viscosity, or the ability of the oil to flow through the engine. Conventional oil contains more contaminants than synthetic oil, resulting in more engine sludge and buildup. Synthetic oil flows better at all temperatures because it is cleaner. That means the various parts of your engine are better lubricated with synthetic oil. All of this translates to better engine performance, including better gas mileage in many cases. Synthetic oil also has to be changed less frequently than conventional.

Full Synthetic Oil vs. Synthetic Blend – What’s the Difference?

Synthetic blend is pretty much what the name sounds like. It’s a blend of synthetic and conventional oil. So, it performs better than conventional, but not quite as well as full synthetic. Synthetic blend is also less expensive than full synthetic oil, which is often taken into consideration when comparing full synthetic oil vs. synthetic blend.

Let Stykemain Buick GMC Do Your Next Oil Change

We make it easy to get your oil changed at our service center by letting you schedule an appointment online. This is why so many drivers from Hicksville and Bryan are coming into Stykemain Buick GMC for not just their oil needs, but also all of their other needs!

 

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