Thursday, October 30, 2014

Synthetic Oil Benefits for Your Fleet

Synthetic motor oils were originally designed to protect powerful jet engines from the extreme conditions that they have to endure when flying thousands of miles up in the air. Thanks to technology, the benefits experienced by jetfighters can now be enjoyed by even the most humble of land vehicles. Used in a fleet, synthetic oil can help your trucks operate at optimal performance for many years to come.

To understand synthetic motor oils and how they can benefit your fleet, it pays for you to know the difference between the two. Considering that synthetics generally cost two to four times more than conventional, you naturally want to build a strong enough business case before your fleet makes the switch to synthetics.

The difference is in the hydrocarbons

Synthetic oils have more consistent hydrocarbon molecule structure. Conventional oils, on the other hand, potentially have a hundred different hydrocarbon molecule variants. Thanks to the uniformity of hydrocarbons in synthetic oil, engines experience less friction and hold up better to extreme conditions.

Better fuel economy

Due to lesser friction and heat, moving components inside an engine are able to do their job more efficiently. In that sense, synthetic oil can increase fuel economy by as much as 10 percent.

In the face of extreme temperatures

Whether in extreme hot or cold, synthetics simply perform better. It takes longer for synthetics to vaporize or solidify than conventional oil, again, thanks to its more uniformly-sized hydrocarbon molecules.


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