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Is Synthetic Oil Better for my car?

Is Synthetic Oil Better for my car?

YES! Synthetic oil is far superior to conventional motor oil in so many ways. Technical Mechanical Benefits:  Advanced Protection: Synthetic oil offers superior engine protection on cold starts when it means the most to protect the internal components of your engine. Fully Synthetic oil also resists breakdown allowing you to drive more miles between oil change services.  A cleaner Engine - Conventional oils have natural impurities, not found in Synthetic oils, that form sludge under high pressure and heat.  Benefits for the Environment and your schedule: Better for the environment: Fewer oil changes mean less oil consumed!! In a five-quart engine, you could save over 15 gallons of motor oil over 100,000 miles!  Conventional: Changing your oil every 3,000 miles over 100,000 miles will use over 41 gallons of oil.  Synthetic: Changing your oil every 5,000 miles over 100,000 miles will use less ... read more

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How Often Do I Need To Change My Oil?

How Often Do I Need To Change My Oil?

Many drivers are finding themselves off schedule from their routine service with new driving habits. You may be left wondering when should you really change your oil? Depending on the age of your vehicle, the type of oil that you use, and the driving conditions, oil service intervals will vary. Most newer vehicles specify a synthetic motor oil that has an extended service life. Quality full synthetic motor oils driven under the right conditions can be stretched as far as 10,000 to 15,000 miles! More realistically though you will end up servicing your car around 5,000 miles. Very few drivers meet all of the criteria to utilize the full potential of advanced synthetic motor oils.  Before you get too excited that you never need to change the oil there are a few things to keep in mind!    Most drivers do not operate under pristine high mileage driving conditions in a short time to take full advantage of the oil's potential mileage life. No matter what the mile ... read more

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