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Synthetic vs Conventional Oil

Time for an oil change? Debating between conventional and synthetic oil? The service staff at Tire King Automotive has some helpful hints for customers in Dover, DE, Camden, DE, Smyrna, DE, and surrounding areas to consider before choosing which motor oil to use.

The Truth About Synthetic Oil

Synthetic Oil vs Conventional Oil in Dover, DE

Myth: Synthetic oil extends service intervals between oil changes.

Reality: Synthetic oil is recommended for harder working engines and motorists looking to improve gas mileage.

Myth: Switching from conventional to synthetic oil or from synthetic to conventional oil will harm your engine.

Reality: Motorists can switch between conventional and synthetic oil as often as they want. All motor oils (conventional and synthetic) are required to meet industry standards for performance and compatibility. Always be sure to refer to your owner’s manual for the recommended viscosity and American Petroleum Institute (API) category.



What’s the Difference Between Synthetic & Conventional Oil?

Conventional oils are manufactured from crude oil through a refining process to separate and convert unwanted compounds into a base stock.

Synthetic oils are also refined from crude oil but use higher base stocks. Synthetic oils undergo a synthesis process that converts all molecules into the same size for a higher film strength and the ability to handle higher temperatures.

Synthetic Oil vs Conventional Oil in Dover, DE

Synthetic oils tend to be more expensive than conventional oil, though the advantages often outweigh price concerns for some consumers.

The benefits of synthetic oil include:

  • Maximized horsepower.
  • Improved gas mileage.
  • Smoother and cooler engine operation.
  • Prolonged engine life.

Overall, extra horsepower means your engine will use less gas. In this way, synthetic oils provide environmentally friendly benefits, too.

Our service staff is happy to help you choose between conventional and synthetic motor oil before you receive an oil change at our shop.

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Phone: (302) 674-1942
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Address: 502 South Governors Avenue
Dover, DE 19904

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