Should You Get A Synthetic Or Regular Oil Change?

Should You Get A Synthetic Or Regular Oil Change?

Jan 28, 2018

Getting your oil changed is one of the most important proactive and preventative measures you can take in reducing the likelihood and frequency of repairs. Your engine oil plays a vital role in keeping your engine lubricated. This decreases friction, minimizes premature wear, improves energy efficiency, and boost overall performance. But what kind of oil should you purchase, regular or synthetic?

Why Do You Need Your Oil Changed?

As you drive dust and particulates will find their way into your engine, eventually degrading your oil and creating a sludge that does not keep your engine properly clean or lubricated. You can’t just add clean oil to sludgy oil, you must drain and replace the dirty oil so that your engine can perform at its optimal level.

How Often Should You Get An Oil Change?

Your vehicle owner’s manual will suggest how frequently you can go between oil changes. It can range from 3,500 Kilometers to 10,000 kilometers depending on the vehicle and suggest oil used by the manufacturer. However, this suggestion does not consider your driving habits, environment or specific vehicle usage. We suggest talking to your mechanic that knows your vehicle well for a recommendation on how often you should have oil changes done and what kind of oil you should be using.

Why Does Synthetic Oil Last Longer?

Regular conventional oil is a product of naturally occurring crude oil, used for many applications—not just vehicle engines. Synthetic oil is an artificial oil formulated especially for vehicle engines. As a specialty oil product, synthetic oil is designed to last longer without getting sludgy, and with less friction, wear, and tear. It also holds up better in extreme temperatures—both hot and cold. Synthetic oil will also hold up better for vehicles that drive for many miles or hours per day.

Which Oil Should You Get?

To determine which oil is best for your engine and individual driving habits, just ask one of our technicians the next time you are in for an oil change. While synthetic oil costs more, it lasts longer which makes up for the cost in the long run, and requires fewer trips per year to our shop. However, if your driving habits are average day-to-day you may just stick with regular oil.

Whether you prefer regular or synthetic vehicle oil, you must stay on top of your oil changes. Reach out to Paragon Motors in Kelowna, BC Canada today to discuss your custom oil change schedule—and the best type of oil for your driving needs.

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    Phil Spoelstra

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