Why Use Synthetic Oil In Your Vehicle?

December 29th, 2016 by

Does Putting Synthetic Oil In Your Car Make a Difference?

If you own a newer Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep or Ram vehicle, you may have heard it recommended that synthetic oil be put in your vehicle when performing oil changes. Many modern vehicles are now switching over from conventional oil to a synthetic option, but does making the switch actually make a difference? We say it does.

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What Is Synthetic Oil?

First of all, let’s talk about what synthetic oil actually is. Synthetic oil is designed to be a lubricant that replicates the consistency and viscosity of natural oil, allowing it to perform the same functions of keeping your engine and its components clean and freely moving.

Of course, synthetic oil is not a natural product. Instead, it is manufactured by creating artificial chemical compounds. Why create a synthetic oil when natural oil has been doing a perfectly fine job for our vehicles all these years? It’s because synthetic oil provides a number of benefits that will directly affect your Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge or Ram experience in a positive way.

Benefits of Using Synthetic Oil In Your CDJR Vehicle

The Mopar video below does a great job outlining the many advantages to using synthetic oil in your vehicle. Be sure to check it out, and if you’d like further details, read our list for an additional explanation of each benefit.

A cleaner engine: One of the key reasons for having oil in your engine is to keep it clean. The oil will pick up dirt and debris, and when you combine that with the impurities found in conventional/natural oil, it makes it easy for sludge to build up. Synthetic oil is much cleaner, and can therefore do a better job of keeping your engine clean too.
More durability: Though a liquid, conventional oil can break down after being submitted to the high speeds and temperatures of an engine. The same can happen to synthetic oil too, but at a much slower rate. This means your engine can be protected better for longer, translating into less frequent oil changes.
Better for winter weather: It can sometimes get frigidly cold here in the Wichita Metro Area, and when the temperatures are cold, conventional oil doesn’t flow as well. Synthetic oil, on the other hand, is better at resisting these more extreme temperatures, allowing it to flow better and protect your engine during cold starts.
More heat resistance: Your engine compartment can get extremely hot, and natural oil isn’t all that great at resisting such high temperatures. In addition to breaking down, conventional oil has a tendency to evaporate when subjected to such temperatures, and you certainly don’t want to be losing oil in your engine. Synthetic oil is better at resisting this affect.

If you have any questions about synthetic oil and the difference it makes in your Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram or other model, give our Parks Motors service department a call at 316-775-4380.

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