Why Does Synthetic Oil Last Longer Than Conventional Oil?

Most vehicle owners know that synthetic oil typically performs better than conventional oils in providing protection for their vehicle, but they probably don’t know why. Do you know why synthetic oil lasts longer than a regular oil change?

Here is a simple explanation. Both conventional and synthetic oils begin in the ground, but synthetic oil is not only refined but also distilled, purified and broken down into its basic molecules. This process not only removes more impurities from the crude oil but also enables individual molecules in the oil to be tailored to the demands of modern engines. These customized molecules provide higher levels of protection and performance than conventional oils.

So, why does synthetic oil last longer than conventional oil?

  • Conventional oils can form sludge, reducing your engine’s efficiency and, ultimately, reducing the life of your engine. Because synthetic oils contain fewer impurities, it betters resists the formation of sludge.
  • Synthetic oils retain their wear protection properties for a much longer time than regular oils, increasing engine life.
  • Conventional oil takes more time to warm up before it is able to flow smoothly, taking longer to protect the engine. Synthetic oils are engineered to flow quickly even in colder temperatures so they start protecting the engine as soon as the ignition is turned on.
  • Over time, the high temperatures created in your engine can cause conventional motor oils to break down or evaporate, exposing your engine to wear. Synthetics are engineered to resist these high temperatures, especially important if you do a lot of driving in hot climates.

Still wondering why does synthetic oil last longer? Contact our ASE Certified technicians at theWrench, Ltd. Car Care Center today for more information about the right kind of oil for your vehicle and ask about their oil change coupons. Our auto shop proudly serves residents in Silverdale, WA, and the surrounding area.