How are synthetic oil and conventional oil different? 

By Product Expert | Posted in Automotive Tips, Service on Monday, November 4th, 2019 at 6:09 pm
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If you have been a car owner for more than just a few months, you have probably been asked by your mechanic whether you want conventional oil or synthetic oil at an oil change appointment. Without thinking too much, you might have just gone with conventional oil because it’s cheaper. But how else are they different? Keep reading to find out. 

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Conventional oil vs. Synthetic oil 

The first and most obvious difference here is that synthetic oil is almost always more expensive. In fact, it can be up to twice as expensive to get an oil change with synthetic oil than it is with conventional oil. Why is that? Well, the answer is pretty simpleSynthetic oil is better for your engine in every way. No matter what you drive, synthetic oil allows your engine to run smoother. Synthetic oil and conventional oil both come from the ground, but after that, only synthetic oil is distilled and refined to a great degree. These processes make synthetic oil cleaner and more durable. With synthetic oil, your engine is better protected against extreme heat and cold, and engine sludge is less likely to build up. 

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Basically, synthetic oil is cleaner and helps your engine run as well as it possibly can. That is pretty much all you need to know. If saving money is a priority for you, we get it. Conventional oil works just fine, you just won’t have the same protections you would with synthetic oil. Additionally, synthetic oil doesn’t need to be changed as often as conventional oil. Come down to Bell Auto to learn more. 

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