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Is Synthetic Oil Really Better?

As you probably know, just about all vehicles need oil to run efficiently. Every once in a while, the engine oil of a vehicle should be changed. If an oil change is coming up for your vehicle, you will be able to choose between synthetic oil and conventional oil. While many people simply buying conventional oil without giving the decision a second thought, others have switched to synthetic oils entirely. Here are just a couple of the benefits of using synthetic oil over conventional oil.

Keep Your Engine Clean

One of the main advantages of synthetic oil is that it will help keep your engine cleaner. As the synthetic oil moves through the engine, it will pick up deposits. While conventional oils can also pick up deposits, these deposits can lead to the formation of sludge, which can have a very negative impact on the efficiency of an engine. Sludge will also decrease the lifespan of your engine. Synthetic oils have fewer impurities, which means it can resist sludge formation far better.

Better Engine Wear Protection

Another advantage of synthetic oil is that it will offer better engine wear protection. The engine parts of a vehicle are constantly in contact. These engine parts are also moving at incredibly fast speeds. The synthetic oil will serve as a barrier of protection for all the components of an engine. Conventional oils become less protective over time as it breaks down. On the other hand, synthetic oils are able to retain their protection properties for longer. Therefore synthetic oils will help lengthen the life of your engine.

Better Flow in Low Temperatures

The final advantage is that synthetic oil will allow for better flow in low temperatures. When your car sits in the driveway overnight, the oil will settle. It is only when you turn on the ignition that the oil will start to flow through the engine parts to reduce friction. In low temperatures, it can take longer for conventional oils to flow smoothly through the engine parts.

If you need an oil change or have more questions about which oil is best for your vehicle, give Lanning Automotive a call. They have the expertise to ensure you get the best possible service for your car!

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