Regular vs. Synthetic Oil
There’s no doubt about it – motor oil matters. Frequent oil changes help keep your engine healthy and running longer. But which type of oil should you use?
Regular (AKA Conventional): Old-school motor oil begins as crude oil. It’s been used for more than 100 years to lubricate engines, and it does the job well. Over time, it breaks down, but not too quickly. For most vehicles, this oil type is sufficient.
Synthetic: Synthetic oil is developed through a chemical process that gives it certain advantages over the traditional stuff. Its lubricating capabilities and higher viscosity index help it stand up to high heat without turning into gel or getting watery. Some blends of synthetic oil are designed for high-performance engines, while others increase gas mileage.
So, which type of motor oil is right for you? Your best bet is to start with your owner’s manual. If no luck there, the choice primarily depends on your driving needs, climate and preference. But no need for guesswork – just come in to any of our stores and we’ll help you pick the right oil for your car or truck. Click the button below to check out our oil and fluid services and make an appointment.Shop Oil Changes