3 days ago
In general, synthetic oil outperforms regular oil on all counts:
Synthetic oil works better in extreme temperatures from below freezing to above 100' F. Regular oil is highly reactive to temperatures.
Because synthetics have superior lubrication (they’re more slippery) and create less sludge, so they give you better fuel economy, performance, and even a longer engine life.
And best of all, synthetics don’t have to be changed as often. But make sure you meet warranty service mileage intervals regardless.
The only downside to synthetic oil is it costs more than the regular stuff--typically twice as much. That's a big difference. But before you choose pennies over performance, crunch the numbers. With longer oil change intervals, the price difference might be a wash. However, if you don’t drive your car hard and/or in extreme conditions, and if you don’t tow heavy loads or supercharge your engine, and if you change your oil promptly on schedule, the price increase to switch from regular oil to synthetic may not be worth it to you.
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