Is It Worth Paying Extra For Synthetic Oil?

oil_change_02409.jpgMany drivers don’t know if they should be using regular or synthetic oil in their vehicles.  To determine the answer you need to consider the age of your car, it’s mileage, and what is recommended by the carmaker.

Cars that have high mileage and are older usually have engine wear that is excessive, which allows for internal oil leakage.  Because synthetic oil is thinner than regular oil it will flow more freely, and therefore it isn’t recommended for these vehicles.  By using it your car may experience internal combustion.

Many automakers today recommend synthetic oil for their engines.  This is especially true when the car has a high performance engine with high compression, high operating temperatures, and tight engine tolerances.  However, if your vehicle still has an auto warranty, you should consult your dealer before switching to synthetic oil.

Synthetic oil is a great idea in the right vehicle, but consult your owner’s manual first.  Although synthetic oil will cost you double what regular oil will, it will make your engine last longer, and it lasts longer.  However, always protect yourself with a good road service program just in case.

Posted on Saturday, June 18th, 2011 at 5:04 pm In Road Service  

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