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Choosing the correct oil for your car

Choosing the correct oil for your car

“When it comes to maintaining your vehicle, choosing the right type of oil is crucial. While most people are familiar with regular or conventional motor oil, synthetic oil has become increasingly popular in recent years.

One of the main differences between synthetic and regular oil is the way they are made. Regular oil is derived from crude oil, which is processed and refined until it reaches the desired viscosity and chemical makeup. Synthetic oil, on the other hand, is artificially created in a lab using complex chemical processes.

Synthetic oil has several advantages over regular oil. Firstly, it flows more smoothly at lower temperatures, which means your engine will start more easily in cold weather. It also tends to provide better protection for your engine over a wider range of temperatures and driving conditions.

Additionally, synthetic oil is less prone to breaking down or oxidizing under high heat or pressure. This means it can last longer between oil changes, potentially saving you time and money in the long run.

However, synthetic oil is generally more expensive than regular oil. Some drivers may not see much benefit from using it, especially if they don't drive in extreme conditions or put a lot of miles on their car.

Ultimately, the choice between synthetic and regular oil comes down to personal preference and the specific needs of your vehicle. Before making a decision, it's always a good idea to consult your vehicle owner's manual or talk to a trusted mechanic to determine the best type of oil for your car.”

Written by Hialeah Auto Care Center