What's the Difference between Synthetic and Regular Motor Oil?

When getting an oil change, you may have been asked whether you want regular, synthetic, or a synthetic blend of oil. The most important thing is that you get the oil that is right for your vehicle, which should be outlined in your vehicle's owner's manual. However, here is some additional information on the differences and how to choose the right oil for your vehicle. 

Vehicles initially used conventional motor oil but has quickly become replaced by synthetic oil, which is lab developed to provide the best lubrication and performance. If you are unsure about oils and which is best, always have comfort knowing that the mechanics here at Revolution Motor Works can educate and guide you on the best options for your car. 

Conventional motor oil uses a base oil blend with additives to meet the needs of vehicles. There is a wide range of oils available, some that are basic and others that are very high quality. Conventional oil is now mostly used for older model vehicles that are used for routine driving. 

Full synthetic motor oil is a specially developed oil with high performance additives which provide top level engine protection and performance. It is the best protection against heat and deposit buildup. It is more expensive than conventional oil, but offers many benefits. 

A synthetic blend oil is a mix between synthetic and conventional oils. This blend is typically recommended for high load carrying engines.

High mileage oil is a specially blended oil for cars that operate with high mileages. It uses uses unique additives to help seal oil leaks around aging seals, reduce oil burn-off, and restore engine compression.

For newer model vehicles, synthetic oil is typically recommended. However, if you are unsure of what your vehicle needs, the experts here at Revolution Motors Works will assist during your next oil change and would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have. 

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