Synthetic Oil vs. Conventional Oil

Oil Change

Taking care of your vehicle means that it can continue taking care of you out on the Lake Worth and Delray roads. And ensuring that your vehicle is getting the right oil is on the list of important maintenance items. So, if you’re wondering, “What’s the difference between synthetic vs. regular oil?” we’re here to help clear things up for you. Take a look at our guide below for more information. Or contact us with any questions!



What is Conventional (Regular) Oil?

Conventional oil, or “regular” oil, is a petroleum-based substance used in internal combustion engines for many years to provide lubrication to internal parts and reduce engine wear. Motor oil is essentially distilled from crude oil that’s mined from the ground, and it also serves to protect your car’s engine from high temperatures.

What is Synthetic Oil?

Synthetic oil is petroleum-based like regular oil, but it provides enhanced lubrication properties and is more stable. Synthetic oils oxidize less easily than conventional oils and are also better at retaining protective properties. Which means they help take care of your vehicle more in between oil changes. Synthetic oils also:

  • Are less viscous at lower temperatures
  • Offer enhanced engine cleaning properties
  • Better protect critical turbocharger parts (when equipped)

How Do Full Synthetic vs. Synthetic Blends Differ?

In addition to synthetic oils and conventional oils (often called mineral oils), there are synthetic blends. These, as you might expect, are made up of part synthetic oil and part conventional oil, which helps to reduce the cost vs. choosing full synthetic but also provides enhanced properties vs. standard conventional oil.

If you aren’t sure what kind of oil or blend your vehicle takes, you can always schedule a service appointment, and our knowledgeable technicians will help point you in the right direction.

Schedule an Oil Change in West Palm Beach Now!

Ready for your oil change? Come on down to our service center at Al Packer Ford West Palm Beach, and we’ll get you back out on the Palm Beach Gardens roads as soon as possible. We want what’s best for you and your vehicle, so be sure to also take advantage of our service specials for deals on your next oil change too!


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