What is the Difference Between Synthetic and Conventional Motor Oil?

You might want to investigate the difference between conventional and synthetic motor oil before your car’s next oil change. The characteristics of each are suitable for different situations. The top two reasons to consider one rather than the other is your specific vehicle and driving circumstances.

Additives are blended with crude oil to create the viscosity of the conventional oil. Two situations in which conventional oil is appropriate are for an older vehicle and driving short distances. Synthetic oil, by contrast, is created in a lab. This man-made substance is comprised of different compounds. It can be derived from crude oil, or other natural resources, or completely lab created.

The next time you’re in the greater Los Angeles area, stop by Porsche Downtown LA to talk with one of our knowledgeable service technicians. We’re happy to answer any questions.

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