Synthetic Oil vs. Regular Oil: Which is Better?

The service team at Fisher Acura takes pride in our car care services for the Boulder community. We’re known for offering a wide range of automotive services and expertise. If you’ve been scratching your head about synthetic oil vs. regular oil, we can help. Keep reading as we compare synthetic oil vs. conventional oil, and when you need your next oil change, schedule service with us online. We’re here for you!

What is Conventional (Regular) Oil?

Conventional motor oil, sometimes called “regular” oil, is a petroleum-based fluid used in internal combustion engines to lubricate internal parts and reduce engine strain. Motor oil is distilled from crude oil that comes from the ground. It also protects your car’s engine from high temperatures and overheating as you drive around Denver.

What is Synthetic Oil?

Synthetic oil is also a petroleum-based substance, but it provides enhanced lubrication and is more stable than conventional oil. One of the benefits of synthetic oil is that it oxidizes slower than regular motor oils and is better at retaining protective properties. They’re chemically developed from petrochemicals in a complex process to provide characteristics that make them superior and more expensive than regular motor oils. Synthetic oils also offer these advantages for your Aurora travels:

 

  • Less viscous at lower temperatures
  • Enhances protection of critical turbocharger parts
  • Provide enhanced engine cleaning properties
  • May last longer than conventional oil

Synthetic vs. Synthetic Blends

Now that you understand the difference between synthetic oil vs. regular oil, do you know the difference between synthetic vs. synthetic blends? Synthetic blends, as you might expect, are part synthetic motor oil and part regular oil. Synthetic blends are less expensive than full synthetic oil and provide enhanced attributes over conventional motor oil.

 

Important Note: Some vehicles require synthetic oil vs. conventional oil. Be sure to read your owner’s manual or chat with our service experts if you’re unsure what kind of oil your car needs.

Schedule an Oil Change Near Broomfield Today!

You can make a service appointment online if you need to schedule an oil change, tire rotation, body repair, or a battery inspection. Feel free to check out our service specials to see if you can save money, and contact us with any questions or concerns. Fisher Acura is always at Your Service!

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