Synthetic Vs conventional

Synthetic Oil vs. Conventional Oil in Greenville, SC

Having your oil changed is one of the most basic steps in taking care of your vehicle. Most drivers are well-aware of this fact, but not as many know that there's a considerable difference between conventional and synthetic oil changes.

Here at Big 'O' Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram, we want you to be informed when it comes to important services. That's why we've included this list of the key characteristics of synthetic and conventional oil. Keep reading so you can better know what sort of oil to ask for at your next visit!

Synthetic Oil

Perhaps the easiest way to summarize synthetic oil is that it's more refined than conventional oil. It undergoes additional refining processes like distillation and purification in order to remove impurities and tailor individual molecules to better work with the design of modern engines. This type of oil can help your engine resist overheating, enhance its durability and clean out excess residue.

Synthetic blend motor oil is synthetic oil mixed with varying types of conventional oils. It's recommended for engines that carry heavy loads and operate at a higher RPM on an almost daily basis. If you regularly tow trailers or haul around a lot of equipment or luggage, this may be the right oil for you. Synthetic blend motor oil can also include high-mileage motor oil, which is specially designed with additives to meet the performance needs of vehicles with 75,000 or more miles on the engine.

Conventional Oil

While conventional oil may not be as "refined" as synthetic oil, it comes in varying range of viscosity levels and lubricant quality. If you only use your vehicle for commuting to work or school, running errands and vacationing, conventional oil is likely enough to meet your engine's needs.

That being said, a lot of newer vehicles require more specific types of synthetic oil. At the end of the day, however, it's always best to check with your user manual and mechanic to know for sure which type of oil to use for your engine.

If you're interested in having your oil changed or any other routine service performed, come visit Big 'O' Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram under that big American flag at2645 Laurens Road, Greenville, SC 29607or give us a call today. We look forward to serving customers from Spartanburg, Greer, Anderson and Easley.