Should You Get a Conventional or Synthetic Oil Change?

For most drivers, getting an oil change is a necessary evil. Sure, you’d rather not take time out of your busy schedule to go into a shop and get an oil change, but you also don’t want to do long term damage to you car which would cause a much bigger headache. You’ve probably noticed when you’ve gone in for an oil change in the past that there are two distinct options available. One is a conventional oil change and one is a synthetic oil change. But what does that mean and which one should you get? Well, we are glad you asked and we are here to help. 

 

A conventional oil change is what most people are used to and has been around for a long time. The main advantage of conventional oil is of course the price. It’s definitely cheaper to put conventional oil in your car. And for many cars, conventional oil will make it run just fine and getting an oil change consistently will help your car live a full life and really get your money’s worth. 

So why would you pay more for a synthetic oil change? There are a ton of reasons. Synthetic oil will help keep your engine cleaner by reducing sludge that forms in your engine and thereby improving efficiency. It will also keep you engine from wearing down quicker and can go a long ways in increasing the life of your vehicle. Synthetic oil can also help protect you against harsh temperatures both high and low. As you know, letting your car sit in cold temperatures can sometimes affect the performance when you start it back up again. Synthetic oil helps prevent that from happening. Synthetic oil also is engineered to prevent your engine from over heating which is a huge benefit when you’re on your summer road trips. 

So what kind of oil change should you get? Well, first you should read your car’s owner’s manual and see what is recommended. If you’re still not sure, feel free to schedule an appointment with us and one of our friendly service advisors will help you figure out exactly what is best for you.  

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