Synthetic and Conventional Oil: There is a Difference

If you're like many people, you probably know that there are different kinds of oil for different vehicles. You probably even know if your mechanic puts synthetic or conventional oil in your vehicle. You might, however, not know the exact difference between the two options. It's also possible that you have never considered if the oil that you are using is the only option for your vehicle.

If you are not sure of the difference between synthetic and conventional oil, thankfully it's actually quite simple. Conventional oil is made with mostly natural oil, and then synthetic additives are mixed in. Synthetic oil, on the other hand, is exactly as it sounds: entirely synthetic.

In terms of performance, synthetic oil is higher in viscosity, and it provides a higher level of lubrication. On the other hand, conventional oil is sometimes better for certain vehicles that have shorter commutes.

Still not sure which kind of oil is right for your vehicle? Come to DCH Tustin Acura in Tustin, CA and we'll be able to answer any questions you have.

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