Have you ever wondered what the difference is between Synthetic and Conventional Oil? It’s important to know the facts before your vehicle is due for it’s next oil change. There are pros and cons to each option, so the more you know, the better off you’ll be!

It’s important to know that your owner’s manual has a ton of great information inside – so get familiar! Some vehicles are required to use Synthetic Motor Oil, while others use conventional without any problems.

Synthetic Oil

Synthetic oil is engineered specifically to provide the highest level of lubrication in high and low temperatures, which results in better overall engine protection. Synthetic oil has superior cleansing properties which help to keep your engine cleaner.

While it is the most expensive type of motor oil, it is considered by many to be the best type of oil that you can put in your car. However, not every car requires synthetic oil.

If your driving conditions are not ideal, synthetic oil might be the best option for you. In bases of stop and go traffic, short trips, or very cold or hot temperatures, stepping up to synthetic might be the best case scenario.

Conventional Oil

Conventional oil is formulated with additive packages to ensure that it has the proper heat tolerance, breakdown resistance, and viscosity (thickness and fluidity) that engines require. For many vehicles, conventional oil is sufficient to get the proverbial job done. Depending on your application, stepping up to a more robust motor oil may be the right solution.

If you’re completely unsure about what motor oil your vehicle requires, reach out to our specialists at Silverdale Autoworks. We have the resources available to determine which oil is best for the longevity of your vehicle. We’re just a phone call away!  Also read here why it’s important to service your engine oil regularly.