Friday, August 8, 2014

Synthetic Engine Oil: Busting the Myths

Different people have different things to say about synthetic engine oils. Unfortunately, general opinion is not always based on accurate information. Take a look at some of the most common misconceptions of using synthetic oils in vehicle engine.

Myth #1: Synthetic oils are more prone to sludge.

Sludge is created when oils are constantly in high temperature and react with oxygen. Since synthetic oils perform better at extreme conditions, they are actually less likely to produce sludge than their mineral-based counterparts.

Myth #2: Using synthetic oil will void a vehicle’s existing warranty.

Unless stated, most vehicle manufacturers will not void a vehicle’s warranty based on synthetic oil usage alone. The best synthetic products exceeds industry service requirements which means they have been thoroughly tested and their high performance level established. If in doubt, check your vehicle owner’s manual or confirm with your vehicle’s manufacturer.

Myth #3: Synthetic oils are expensive.

Yes, synthetic oils come with a much higher price tag, but that doesn’t mean that they’re not cost-efficient. Studies have shown that when synthetic oil is used correctly, they actually save companies money by enhancing fuel efficiency, prolonging the need for regular maintenance, and extending engine lifespan.

Now you know the truth. Let the information above guide you when the time comes to replace the engine oil of your vehicle.


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