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Pros and Cons of Synthetic Oil

Synthetic oil has long been a popular choice amongst motorists, and many people choose to switch from conventional motor oil to synthetic oil. At Thunderbird Auto, we’ve worked on lots of different makes and models, and have a deep understanding and knowledge of what oil is right for practically any kind of vehicle. We wanted to talk today about some of the pros and cons of synthetic oil and whether or not it’s right for your vehicle.

Synthetic Oil Offers Greater Engine Wear Protection

Parts in your engine are always moving around and rubbing against each other, all at extremely high speeds. Over time these parts will wear down, but your motor oil protects them. As motor oil breaks down, it loses the ability to protect your parts. Synthetic oil generally lasts longer, so it generally offers greater engine wear protection.

Synthetic Oil Will Last Longer Than Conventional Oil

An oil change is one of the most common services our vehicles require, but they’re also one of the most important. Failing to change your oil could lead to wear and tear or a breakdown in your engine. No matter what kind of oil you’re putting in your engine, it’s going to need to be regularly changed, but with synthetic oil, you’ll have many more miles in between oil changes.

Synthetic Oil is the Most Expensive

One of the biggest initial drawbacks to synthetic oil is that it is the most expensive oil on the market, as opposed to synthetic blend and conventional motor oil.  However, in the long run, this cost is offset a good bit by the decreased number of oil changes required. The cost is additionally offset by the improved wear protection synthetic oil provides your engine.

Have an Improved Fuel Economy with Synthetic Oil

No one likes to watch that number climb while filling up their vehicle, which generally means most people don’t enjoy filling up their vehicle and want to do it as little as possible. Using synthetic oil will help improve your vehicle’s miles per gallon, which means you don’t have to go to the pump as much as if you were using conventional motor oil.

Synthetic Oil Has Fewer Emissions

Ecological and environmental concerns have only become ever more pressing in recent years, and many people have sought ways to lessen their carbon footprints and environmental impacts. One way this can be done is by switching your vehicle to synthetic oil, as synthetic oil puts out fewer emissions than conventional motor oil.

Consult with an Experienced Auto-Mechanic in Phoenix, AZ

Think synthetic oil might be right for your vehicle? Want to learn more about how synthetic oil will affect your vehicle? Our team of professional automotive experts is standing by, ready to answer any questions you may have and to help you. Our shop has been serving the good people of Phoenix for years and plan to do so for many more. Reach out to us at 866-489-2011 or contact us on our site.

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Thunderbird Automotive Specialists will be closed on Friday, October 20th.

During this time, our team will be attending the memorial service for our late General Manager, Brock Lohman.

We appreciate your understanding and support as we gather as a Thunderbird Automotive Specialist family to honor Brock’s life and legacy.

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