What is the difference between synthetic oil and conventional oil?

By Product Expert | Posted in FAQs, Service on Friday, August 21st, 2020 at 5:49 pm
mechanic pouring oil into engine

No matter what type of vehicle you have, we all need to get our oil changed. Depending on how old your vehicle is, you may need to get the oil changed a few times a year or once a year. While you may know how often to get your oil changed, you might not know about the importance of using the correct oil. In this post, we will be discussing the difference between synthetic oil and conventional oil. Keep reading to find out the difference and why synthetic oil is considered the best.


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Synthetic vs Conventional Oil

red funnel with three bottles of motor oil

The main difference between synthetic and conventional oil is what they’re made out of. Conventional motor oil is made from crude oil, which means there is a higher chance of having contaminants. Synthetic motor oil is man-made from chemical compounds which have the best components of crude oil. This means that synthetic oil has less contaminants and a lower chance of having engine sludge and buildup.

Why synthetic is considered the best oil

While there isn’t such a thing as bad oil, there is a reason while synthetic oil is considered the best oil to use. This oil produces fewer emissions which leads to better fuel and oil economy. It provides better engine protection and has lower friction to decrease engine wear. This oil doesn’t break down as fast so you can go longer in between oil changes. Synthetic oil is also better at protection during all weather conditions and it is more resistance to thickening.


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Schedule an oil change at Airport Kia of Naples

If your vehicle is due for an oil change, be sure to schedule a service appointment at Airport Kia of Naples. If you are unsure as to which oil your vehicle needs, don’t hesitate to reach out to our service staff.

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