What is synthetic oil and should I use it?
Hi-Tech Car Care Answer:
Regular oil, also called conventional oil, comes from dead dinosaurs. Conventional oil molecules are long hydrocarbon chains of various lengths. Imagine a bunch of pencils – some used and some brand new. Synthetic oil is often more highly refined petroleum-based oil. The molecules are shorter and closer to the same length. Think a bunch of those little golf pencils.
Some synthetic oil is man-made. The molecules are rounder and much more uniform. Think marbles. So you can see that as you progress from conventional oil to synthetic blends (a mixture of conventional and synthetic) to full synthetic oil, there will be less detrimental friction in your engine. Less friction means less heat – so better lubrication and protection against wear for Phoenix car owners. Synthetic blends and full synthetics also cost more in Phoenix.
Synthetic oil is more resistant to thermal breakdown so less sludge (which can clog passages and really lead to costly damage).
So what should Phoenix motorists use? Well, it’s important use at least what your vehicle manufacturer or appreciative Hi-Tech Car Care tech recommends. So if your sedan came from the factory with conventional oil you could choose any type. If it came with a synthetic blend – always use a synthetic blend or upgrade to full synthetic. If it came with full synthetic – that’s what you need to use.
Phoenix car owners should always follow their auto maker’s recommended oil change intervals. And if you want some extra engine protection, consider upgrading to a synthetic oil.
Give us a call
Hi-Tech Car Care
2924 E Thomas Road
Phoenix, AZ 85016
At Hi-Tech Car Care we install quality NAPA replacement parts. At Hi-Tech Car Care in Phoenix AZ (85016) we install quality NAPA replacement parts. Give us a call at 602.224.0941. To learn more about NAPA AutoCare, visit www.NAPAAutoCare.com .