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How is Synthetic Oil Different From ‘Regular’ Oil?

If you’re a car owner, you’ve had to change your car’s oil at some point in your life. Have you ever wondered why there is a choice between ‘regular’ and synthetic oil? Or what motor oil is even made up of or used for? 

Morgan Automotive Repair is the most trusted car repair shop in Tracey, Manteca, and Stockton. We are experts in our field and would love to help our customers learn more about how to care for their vehicles. This includes knowing the difference between ‘regular’ and synthetic oil. 

What Is Conventional Motor Oil?

Traditionally, conventional or ‘regular’ oil is made up of refined crude oil. The term crude oil is given to unrefined petroleum products that are a mixture of hydrocarbon residue and various other natural materials. The use of motor oil traditionally was to cool the engine down and keep everything nice and lubricated.

The Purpose of Regular Oil

Conventional or ‘regular’ oil is great at supplying stable lubrication for the engine parts at very high temperatures. Regular oil requires more frequent oil changes. 

Quality Matters

The quality of oil used does make a difference in the longevity of your car. Poor quality oil will unevenly lubricate the engine’s parts, which can lead to issues like overheating. The higher quality the oil, the longer life your car’s engine will have. 

The Purpose of Synthetic Motor Oil

Mankind took the most superior components of crude oil and made a type of couture motor oil — synthetic oil. Synthetic oil as opposed to regular oil is purer in the formula, resulting in less engine buildup and grime. The nature of synthetic oil is smoother, which helps the oil flow easier through the engine no matter the temperature of the engine. 

Synthetic Oil Can Go The Distance

Regular oil needs to be changed approximately every 3,000 miles. Synthetic oil lasts longer and only needs changing every 6,000-7,500 miles. 

We’re Here to Give You and Your Car the Best Service

Morgan Automotive Repair is the best car repair shop in Tracey, Manteca, and Stockton. Our expert technicians have the most car repair knowledge in the area. We believe in following manufacturer guidelines for scheduled vehicle maintenance. By doing business with our Morgan Automotive ASE certified technicians, you can save a lot versus going to a dealership. Call Morgan Automotive Repair today to make an appointment to discuss your car repair needs.

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