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Engine’s Longevity Depends On Synthetic Motor Oil

By Jess Hull

If synthetic motor oil can live up to the performance claims peppered across the Internet then it definitely is something to consider for our engines. The one thing that deters so many from considering its use is the high price tag in comparison to conventional oils. Are we really getting what we pay for, and in this case it’s superior protection. What is synthetic oil and does it protect better…

I am asked this question frequently and there are couple of ways it’s asked. One way the question’s asked is, “What is synthetic oil made of and where does it come from?”

Synthetic oil is oil that’s been ‘synthesized’ from other petroleum products. Essentially, the final product has been produced from smaller raw components such as ethane and coal.

Well, what’s the big deal? Oil is composed of hydrocarbon chains and depending on the lengths of the chains, which can vary, they will have unique lubricating properties. In order to achieve specific qualities in an oil, it’s necessary for a technician to know exactly what hydrocarbon chain lengths are needed.

Another commonly asked question is, “What’s so good about synthetic oil?”

The benefit of synthetic oil is that you aren’t getting all the impurities that you get with standard oil. Conventional oil has natural contaminants in it like paraffins and waxes that contribute to sludge formation and change the viscosity and pour point of the oil as the oil is aged in an engine.

According to a search on the web, these are some of the top benefits that synthetic oil offers:

“synthetic motor oil provides better engine protection, higher performance, and better flow in the engine when it is cold and first started”

“synthetic oil is capable of withstanding higher temperatures without breaking down. This could provide longer oil life and better engine protection through the life of the oil change.”

“synthetic oil can last longer in your engine with the right set of additives. The base oil is less prone to breakdown and if the right amount of good additives are added oils have been known to last up to 35,000 miles or one year.”

Hopefully this helps you decide whether or not synthetic oil is the best motor oil for your vehicle.

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Hull, Jess "Engine’s Longevity Depends On Synthetic Motor Oil." Engine’s Longevity Depends On Synthetic Motor Oil. 16 Aug. 2010. 10 Aug 2014 <>.

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