What is the difference between conventional oil and synthetic oil? 

By Product Expert | Posted in Service, Tips & Tricks / Informative on Friday, January 25th, 2019 at 6:56 pm
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If you have spent any time around an auto parts store, you have likely seen conventional and synthetic motor oil. What’s the difference? Is one better than the other? A big part of being a car owner is maintenance. And one of the main ways to do that is by getting your oil changed regularly. Your mechanic might recommend synthetic oil, so let’s discuss what makes these oil types different. 


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Is synthetic oil better than conventional oil? 

The only real advantage of using conventional motor oil is that it is almost always less expensive. Other than that, synthetic oil is better in just about every way. For starters, synthetic oil keeps your engine cleaner. Conventional oil is much more prone to form engine sludge, which subsequently can hurt your engine’s efficiency and eventually it can kill your engine. Synthetic oil is partly man-made. It might be counterintuitive to think something less natural is better for your engine, but in this case, it’s true. Synthetic oil is refined and distilled. This also means that it flows better in the cold and can withstand the heat more. We told you, in almost every way, synthetic oil is better. We strongly recommend anyone with more than 100,000 miles on their vehicle to use synthetic, high mileage oil. motor oil being poured out of gray bottle


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Get your oil changed at Concord Kia 

Come talk to our service technicians to learn more about what oil is right for your Kia. Regardless of the oil you use, you’re going to need to have it changed sooner or later. Let us help with that! Schedule your next oil change appointment with us and we will deliver with honest work and get you back on the roads in no time! 


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