Synthetic v.s. Conventional Motor Oil

Which One to Choose?

Every time you get an oil change you’re always asked if you want synthetic or conventional motor oil. Each one has its own distinct advantages and disadvantages. Motor oil plays a vital role in your engine’s health. Motor oil reduces the wear and tear of an engine and keeps clean and properly running.

Conventional Motor Oil

Conventional motor oil is made from crude oil and is the cheapest option for motor oil.  Conventional motor oils were universally used for decades as the only method of oil changes till synthetics were developed.  Conventional motor oil can be used for almost any vehicle today. A clear advantage conventional motor oil has over synthetic is the price. A conventional oil change will always be cheaper than a synthetic.

Synthetic Motor Oil

Synthetic motor oils are clearly the best choice for motor oil based on its performance capabilities and their prices reflect it. Synthetic oils were first created for jet engines and aircraft. Their amazing performance for reducing friction and wear on engines of air crafts was soon developed for automotive vehicles. Synthetic oils are created from unique chemical formulas that make them high performance fluids. Synthetic oils have a high resistance to breaking down at high temperatures,  last three times longer than conventional motor oil and consume less energy and fuel. They are the most expensive motor oils on the market.

Synthetic motor oils have conventional motor oils beat in performance. Either one is a fine choice to use for your motor oil and you should make the choice based on your preference and budget.