Why Getting a Synthetic Oil Change Matters

December 12th, 2014 by

When you bring your car in for an oil change, your service provider may recommend that you upgrade to a synthetic oil change instead. You might think it’s the provider’s way of upselling you, but the synthetic oil change can actually offer you a number of benefits.

Here are a few reasons why getting a synthetic oil change matters:

You Get Higher-Quality Oil

Conventional motor oil is refined from crude oil, and chemicals may be added to it to help protect your engine. However, no matter how refined it is, some impurities remain, such as wax, silicon, dirt and more.

Synthetic oil is created from chemical compounds and is free from all impurities. The higher-quality oil will reduce the wear on your engine and will last much longer. It is also thinner and resists temperature extremes better.

You Save Money in the Long Run

With conventional oil, you need to get an oil change every 3,000 to 5,000 miles, or about every three to five months. With synthetic oil, you won’t need to get an oil change for much longer. Depending on the type of oil you use, you could go anywhere from 7,500 to 15,000 miles without needed an oil change. That means you could go a whole year before needing an oil change.

Though you will pay more for a synthetic oil change, you will actually save in the long run because you won’t need it as frequently.

It’s Better for a Busy Schedule

Less frequent oil changes are ideal for a busy schedule, and synthetic oil changes make that possible. You may be able to go a whole year without having to pencil time in for your oil change. That’s a dream come true for busy professionals.

McCluskey Chevrolet urges you to schedule your synthetic oil change today and start taking advantage of the benefits it offers. We perform oil changes with some of the highest quality synthetic oil on the market, and we offer affordable prices to fit this necessary maintenance into your budget.