“When Should I Change My Synthetic Oil?”
The easiest way to track your synthetic oil maintenance is to do so exactly as per the specifications and frequency listed in your vehicle’s manual and you can count on most newer vehicles to come with a way of alerting you when it’s time. While it ranges depending on the product you use, you can generally safely assume it’s time for a synthetic oil service roughly every 12,000 km or 8-12 months, depending on how much you drive. If your vehicle has a turbodrive engine you can expect to need to change it out more frequently. You can get a quick (and very rough) visual indicator by checking the colour of the oil on your dipstick under the hood, if your oil is golden coloured like honey it’s probably in good shape. A darker brown colour would indicate a need for servicing.
Synthetic Oil Basics
What’s all the fuss about synthetic motor oil anyways? Getting its start as a traditional mineral oil, advanced engineering, refinement and criteria transforms the substance into this modern engine lubricant. The resulting product performs exceptionally well in the harsh conditions of an internal combustion engine as compared to the conventional motor oil we’ve been used to for a long time.
Benefits of Synthetic Oil
Between the high heat of summer time highway trips to our sub-zero stop and go winter seasons, synthetic oil is designed to deliver vital engine protection and reliable performance year round.
- Less friction is achieved because of uniform molecule size
- Reduced deposits from refinement
- More durable at high temperatures
- Consistent flow in freezing temperatures
- Engineered additives clean engine insides and boost protection
In short no other routine maintenance contributor that provides better protection, performance and longevity than todays synthetic motor oils.
Synthetic Oil vs Conventional Oil
Generally you will find that synthetic motor oils offer an attractive array of upgrades when it comes to lubricating your engine as compared to conventional oil. While its production needs translate to a higher price on the shelf, you will save money and time down the road as the benefits of synthetic oil allow your vehicles components to perform better and last longer. In addition to what we’ve already discussed, compared to a conventional motor oil system, synthetic oil system offers:
- More efficient fuel economy
- Fewer CO2 emissions
- Increased protection for engine components
- Reduced drag from stable density
- Better performance in Alberta climate all year round
- Faster engine start time
- Less sludge and deposits developing
- Wear and tear is uniform and predictable
Schedule a Synthetic Oil Service Today
Our Expert Service Department at Straightline Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram is here for you when it comes to keeping your vehicle’s lubricants in tip-top shape. Scheduling a Synthetic Oil Service online is easy, just hit the button below and fill out the form. In the meantime, you can always visit our showroom at 11116 88 Ave, Fort Saskatchewan, AB T8L 3K8, or you can give us a call at +1 780-628-7780.