Does My Car Need Synthetic Oil?

The answer is simple: if your owner’s manual says your vehicle requires full-synthetic oil, then you MUST use it. As for older engines that do not require full synthetic oil, we find that full synthetic oil has many advantages, which are listed below.

BENEFITS OF SYNTHETIC OIL:

  • Synthetic oil lubricates better.
  • It makes engines last longer.
  • Improves gas mileage.
  • It requires fewer oil changes.

A high number of people say you can go nearly twice as long between oil changes with synthetic. Compared to standard motor oil, synthetic oil takes longer to break down, can withstand higher temperatures, and can flow easier in cold temperatures.

The advantages of synthetic base oils are thanks to the extreme cleanliness and consistency of the molecular structure achieved in the processing. Conventional base oils are typically only lightly refined, with not all of the inherent impurities (waxes, sulfur, etc.) removed from the petroleum. Instead of being simply refined, the crude for synthetic oil is engineered to produce a uniform molecular structure that offers superior lubrication.

ABOUT US:

Still not sure which oil you should use? Don’t worry,  give us a call at (407) 201-7950 and ask us. Our experienced technicians work with vehicles all day long, and can advise you as to your options, and the associated costs. You can also visit us at 350 W Carroll Street Kissimmee, FL 34741. We look forward to seeing you soon!

SPECIAL OFFER:

In the month of April, you get a FREE air filter with every synthetic oil service. Also, included with every vehicle we repair, we offer a fluid check & top off, tire pressure check & correction, and a bulb check at NO EXTRA COST.

Call us at 407-201-7950 to schedule an appointment!

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Synthetic Oil VS. Conventional Oil?

Most people know that synthetic motor oils typically perform better than conventional motor oils in providing protection for your vehicle, but they might not know why. What’s the real difference between synthetic and conventional oil, are there any benefits?

In a nutshell, synthetic oil is thinner, resists temperature extremes better and generally lasts longer. You likely won’t notice any difference in how your car performs, but the durability characteristic is the most important from a car owner’s perspective, as it translates to less frequent oil changes compared to conventional motor oil.  Synthetic oil has the highest levels of lubrication and engine protection, generally offering better protection at start-up, better cleansing qualities, enhanced durability and better protection against heat buildup.

Here is a little bit of the science behind it: Base oil makes up nearly 80% of a motor oil formulation, and additives make up the remaining nearly 20%. The chemically engineered molecules in synthetic base oil have more uniform properties, while the molecules found in conventional base oil differ in shape and levels of impurity.

No wonder why nearly 70% of new cars today use synthetic motor oil to help maintain performance. Check your owner’s manual to determine whether your vehicle requires synthetic or conventional oil.

If you want to schedule an oil change, give us a call at 407-201-7950 or come visit us at: 350 W Carroll Street Kissimmee, FL 34741. Also, stop by in the month of October and take advantage of our synthetic oil special, click here for more information.

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