What is the Difference Between Synthetic and Conventional Motor Oil?

The next time your car’s due for an oil change, you may want to consider the differences between synthetic and conventional motor oil. They each have characteristics that are appropriate for different situations. A couple of considerations in choosing between the two are the vehicle and type of driving that you'll be doing in Stuttgart, AR.

Crude oil is blended with additives to create conventional oil’s viscosity. Two instances that you might choose to use it would be an older model vehicle or frequent low-mileage trips. Synthetic oil is created in the lab and consists of components that can be derived from natural resources, such as crude oil, or it can be entirely man-made. Synthetic oil is recommended for newer model vehicles, high-performance engines, and significant mileage.

Stop by the service station at Petrus Auto Sales to talk with one of our knowledgeable service technicians. We are here to help answer any questions. Our goal is to keep you safely on the road.

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