Why Use Synthetic Oil
Posted on August 13, 2020
When people visit Caledon Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram for an oil change, they often ask if synthetic oil is worth the extra cost. It's understandable that everyone is trying to find ways to save money, even on car maintenance, but we want to clarify why cutting this corner on your car oil change probably isn't a good idea.
As always, whenever your car needs maintenance or repairs, visit your Mopar service center in Bolton, ON at Caledon Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram.
With fewer impurities when compared to conventional oil, synthetic oil actually runs cleaner in your car. The last thing you want is impurities in your engine, especially if you want your car to operate correctly.
The purity factor means if you use synthetic oil in your engine, there will be less sludge buildup. People who really know about cars are concerned with sludge, since it can lead to all kinds of problems.
One of the main functions of oil is to protect the various engine parts, and synthetic oil does that better. When compared to conventional oil, synthetic doesn't break down nearly as quickly. It has the endurance to keep going.
This means there's greater lubrication for the different parts of your engine. That turns into longer engine life, which is always a good thing, no matter how you look at it.
Here in Canada, we deal with more than our fair share of cold weather. Especially if your car ever sits outside in the winter, the oil must overcome the frigid temperatures to protect the engine when you first turn the key or press the ignition button. Even in a garage, your car is still exposed to some pretty low temperatures, making for a real problem.
This can be a challenge for conventional oil. On the other hand, synthetic oil has been chemically engineered to remain fluid, even long after water has already frozen. Using synthetic oil means better protection during those many cold starts.
It's not just low temperatures that pose a challenge for oil. Extreme heat, like what you might feel in the middle of summer, can exist inside your engine during any season. If you've been driving for an extended period of time, are towing, hauling extra cargo in the rear, driving up steep mountain passes, or otherwise pushing the engine, heat is a factor you must consider. Even being a little low on coolant places this extra strain on the oil.
Conventional oil will break down and evaporate faster than synthetic oil. This is all thanks to chemical engineering, which is what makes paying extra for the synthetic oil in your engine worth the cost.
You probably don't know the whole process of how synthetic oil is made, but it's quite impressive. It's been refined, just like conventional oil, plus it goes through a distilling process, then is purified and broken into uniform molecules. The result is superior protection for your engine.
Get your synthetic oil change by making an appointment or stopping by Caledon Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram today.