Synthetic Oil vs. Regular Oil Guide

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Whether you are a new driver or have been driving for a while on the Lakewood roads, you have probably wondered what the differences among types of oil– regular, synthetic, full synthetic, and synthetic– are at one point. The service experts at Genesis of Golden are happy to break down the differences in our synthetic oil vs. conventional oil guide, where we will also talk about the distinction in full synthetic oil vs. synthetic blend! Contact us if you have any questions.

What is Conventional or Regular Oil?

Before we dive into synthetic oil vs. regular oil, we need to take a look at each oil first! Conventional oil, which is known as “regular” oil, is a petroleum-based substance that has been used in internal combustion engines to provide lubrication to internal parts and to prevent engine wear. The motor oil is distilled from crude oil that has been mined from the ground. It is also used to protect your car’s engine from the scorching Golden heat.

What is Synthetic Oil?

Synthetic oil is petroleum-based-like regular oil, but it offers enhanced lubrication properties and is more stable than conventional oil. Synthetic oils are more difficult to oxidize than conventional oils, and they are also better at retaining protective properties. Chemically developed from petrochemicals in intense processes, synthetic oil offers pinpointed properties that make them more superior and more expensive than regular oils. Synthetic oils also:

  • Are less viscous when temperatures drop lower near Westminster
  • Provide better engine cleaning properties
  • Protect critical turbocharger parts (when equipped) better

Full Synthetic Oil vs. Synthetic Blend Oil: Differences

Now that you see some main differences in synthetic vs. conventional oil, you should also learn a bit about the full synthetic vs. synthetic blend, especially if your Arvada ride needs it! Synthetic blends are part synthetic oil and part conventional oil, so they are cheaper than full synthetic oil while still offering the better properties of synthetic oil.

Consult your owner’s manual to see if your Genesis vehicle needs full synthetic oil. Depending on what oil your car requires, you might be able to choose what type of oil you want to use. Reach out to our service center if you have any questions!

Learn More About Synthetic vs. Conventional Oil at Genesis of Golden

While you have a better idea of the distinctions from our synthetic vs. regular oil guide, feel free to contact us to learn more about the different types of oil, especially when it comes to Genesis vehicles and engines. If you need oil changes and want to use our service specials, schedule an appointment with the service team at Genesis of Golden now!

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