What is the Difference Between Synthetic Oil and Conventional Oil?

October 8th, 2020 by

You most likely get your vehicle’s oil changed a few times throughout the year. Depending on how often you drive, that number will vary from person to person. Now you may be asking yourself questions like “why do I need to get an oil change” or “does it matter which oil I put in my car.” Our team at Competition INFINITI of Smithtown is here to simply break down the importance of your vehicle’s motor oil.

What Does Motor Oil Do For My Vehicle?

Motor oil lubricates and cools your engine and has a huge impact on the overall performance of your vehicle. The quality of the oil you use affects how well the oil will lubricate the many moving parts of your engine. Low quality or dirty and old oil can potentially make your engine overheat and cause further damage. It is highly recommended to get frequent oil changes with high-quality motor oils.

Synthetic Oil vs. Conventional Oil

Conventional Motor Oil is refined from crude oil whereas Synthetic Motor Oil is man-made using chemical compounds designed to feature the best aspects of crude oil. Synthetic Oil does not break down as fast as Conventional Oil and it features fewer contaminants — which lowers your engine’s risk of sludge and buildup. Synthetic Motor Oil will flow better despite the temperature of your engine.

Benefits of Synthetic Oil vs Conventional Oil:

  • Fewer emissions
  • Longer intervals between oil changes
  • Greater all-weather protection
  • Quicker engine start time
  • Better fuel and oil economy
  • Increased engine protection
  • Helps clean engine sludge and deposits

Stop by Competition INFINITI of Smithtown with any questions or concerns you may have. Our highly-trained team at our Service Department is here to help you! Contact us or schedule a service online. Be sure to check out our INFINITI service specials & parts specials to see how you can save! We look forward to seeing you at our INFINITI dealership located at 587 Middle Country Road, Saint James, NY!