What are the Properties of Synthetic and Conventional Engine Oil?

Everyone knows that it is important to regularly have your vehicle engine oil levels checked and to have the fluid changed every so many miles. But do you know what type of oil that your vehicle requires? Some manufacturers require a certain type of engine oil, while others leave it up to the owner. Regardless, you need to understand the differences in engine oils.

Conventional engine oil is derived directly from crude oil. It provides lubrication for high engine temperatures, remains stable for a long period of time and is generally less expensive than other types of oil. Synthetic oil is conventional oil that has been modified for improved protection and lubrication. Synthetic oil is designed to maintain a high level of viscosity and to prevent the oil deposits from accumulating.

If you need your oil changed, come visit us at Mercedes-Benz of Walnut Creek and we will check and see which type of oil is best suited for your vehicle.

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