What’s the difference between Synthetic Oil and Regular Oil?

Before getting your oil changed, you’ll have to decide whether you want synthetic or regular. While it may not seem like a huge deal, picking between the two is an important decision. Both have their advantages and disadvantages and one will appeal more to a customer than the other.

The main advantage with having synthetic oil is that it lasts longer than regular. You’ll have to have your oil changed less often, as a smaller amount is consumed. Also, synthetic oil works better in high temperature situations than regular oil and has improved viscosity at lower temperatures. Finally, synthetic oil is better for the environment.

Unfortunately, synthetic oil is more expensive. However, it could be argued it doesn’t make a difference because you don’t have to change your oil as often. In addition you’re helping the environment, meaning that some people will buy it even if they have to open their wallet a bit more.

Regular oil is clearly cheaper, but worse for the environment. While synthetic oil is no more harmful to the environment than regular oil by the gallon, because it lasts longer in your engine, your oil is being dumped far less often. This is one of the main reasons people are starting to switch to synthetic over regular.

Therefore, if you don’t mind paying a little more money up front, you should go with synthetic oil. You’ll al