As you’re discovering more about car oil, you’ll realize that there are different types, such as synthetic and regular oil. But what are the differences, and which should you use for your vehicle? The service team at Sonia’s CDJR is ready to break down the differences in our synthetic vs. regular oil guide below and even go as far as explaining full synthetic oil vs. synthetic blend!
Conventional oil, also known as “regular” oil, is a petroleum-based substance that has been used in internal combustion engines for many years to provide lubrication to internal parts and reduce engine wear. Motor oil is essentially distilled from crude oil that’s mined from the ground, and another pro is that it can also protect your car’s engine from high temperatures.
While synthetic oil is petroleum-based like regular oil, it provides enhanced lubrication properties and is more stable. Synthetic oils oxidize less easily than conventional oils and are better at retaining protective properties. They’re chemically developed from petrochemicals in intense processes to provide pinpointed properties that make them superior (and also more expensive essentially) than conventional oils. Synthetic oils also:
Besides synthetic oils and conventional oils (often called mineral oils), there are synthetic blends available for vehicles. These are part synthetic oil and part conventional oil, which makes them more affordable than full synthetic while offering better properties than the standard conventional oil.
Note: Some vehicles require full synthetic oil, and that could just include your Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, or RAM vehicle! Check your owner’s manual or call (978) 248-0594 to talk to our service experts about what kind of oil your car requires. Depending on the type of oil, the costs of your car’s oil changes will vary.