Every vehicle needs regular oil changes to maintain the engine. Proper lubrication protects the engine by reducing friction and heat during operation. Conventional oil is made from crude oil. It is great for brand new engines because the molecules are different sizes, and these molecules help smooth rough surfaces that are present in a new engine. One of the major downsides of conventional oil is that it contributes to pollution because toxic gases can be released while it is being used, and the leftover oil is hard to dispose of in a way that doesn’t impact the environment.
In recent times, scientists have developed synthetic or man-made oil to replace conventional oil. There are several advantages to using synthetic oil in your vehicles:
- It creates less pollution during use and after it is removed from your vehicle.
- It does a great job of protecting your vehicle’s engine from heat and friction.
- The molecules are all a uniform size and structure.
- It can tolerate extreme temperatures better than conventional oil.
- You need fewer oil changes than when you use conventional oil because it doesn’t break down as quickly.
One of the major drawbacks of synthetic oil is that it will make your oil changes costlier. Usually it costs about 3 times more than conventional oil. However, this cost is offset somewhat because you don’t need oil changes as often. If you want to go longer without changing your oil and cause less pollution while you drive, synthetic oil is a great option.