Synthetic Oil vs. Conventional Oil | Dry Ridge KY | Florence, Cincinnati & Lexington

Synthetic Oil vs. Conventional Oil in Dry Ridge, KY

Knowing that you need to get the oil changed in your vehicle and knowing why are two very different things. Along these same lines, synthetic and conventional oil have diverse properties and are right for different vehicles. Next time you're at the dealership, you might have the option to choose either synthetic or conventional. Do you know the difference?

That's why we made this comparison page of the differences between synthetic and conventional oil. Find out which one may be right for you using the information below.

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Synthetic Oil

One of the most common ways to sum up synthetic oil is that it's more refined than conventional oil. It goes through extra processes like distillation and purification in order to get rid of impurities and tailor individual molecules to better accommodate the design of modern engines. This type of oil can help your engine resist overheating, heighten its durability and clean out residue deposits.

Synthetic blend motor oil is synthetic oil mixed with different types of conventional oils. It's recommended for engines that carry heavy loads and operate at a high RPM on a regular basis. If you tow trailers often or haul around a great deal of equipment or luggage, this may be the perfect oil for you. Synthetic blend motor oil can also include high-mileage motor oil, which is specifically designed with additives to meet the needs of vehicles with 75,000 or more miles on the engine.

Conventional Oil

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

That being said, many newer vehicles may need more particular types of synthetic oil. At the end of the day, 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'd like to learn more about which type of oil your car requires or have any questions about your vehicle's service, give us a call or stop by and see us at 9 Taft Highway, Dry Ridge, KY 41035. We look forward to serving customers from Florence, Cincinnati and Lexington.

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