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Monthly Archives: January 2021

What's the Difference between Synthetic and Regular Motor Oil?

What's the Difference between Synthetic and Regular Motor Oil?

Without oil, you can't operate your car. Whether you choose to use synthetic or regular oil, also referred to as conventional oil, your car's oil is what keeps it from functioning. Here's what you need to know about the benefits of synthetic and conventional oils and their benefits. What is Synthetic Oil Synthetic oil is designed to lubricate traditional internal combustion engines. Other engines that use synthetic oil include airplane engines and the engines of metal stamping machines. This type of oil is a man-made chemical compound that is an alternative to traditional oil. What Are the Benefits of Synthetic Oil? Synthetic oil: Reduces the strain on the environment caused by the extraction and refining procedures used to obtain crude oil Improved chemical stability Improved viscosity index (VI) Decreased evaporative loss Improved lubrication during extreme weather What is Conventional Oil? Conventional oil is distilled and refined from crude oi ... read more