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Monthly Archives: April 2020

What is the Difference Between Conventional and Synthetic Motor Oil?

Every driver is familiar with their regular oil change visit to the shop - you come in, and we take care of everything for you. Most drivers know which type of motor oil their vehicle typically takes, but not everyone understand what the actual difference is between conventional, synthetic, and other motor oil types. Each motor oil type has its own benefits and purpose, and understand their differences can help you make a better decision for your vehicle.  Motor oil is extremely important when it comes to the overall integrity and reliability of your car. The oil is a protective lubricant which is circulated throughout the engine as your car runs. While it circulates, the oil picks up dirt and debris to keep the engine clean and brings this back through the oil filter. The lubricant also acts as a temperature regulator, which prevents the engine from overheating. It also protects against metal to metal contact between parts, which can cause corrosion and part damage.  The t ... read more