Synthetic Oil vs. Regular Oil

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At the Advantage Toyota of River Oaks service center, we want to provide all our Chicago and South Holland customers with a wide range of automotive maintenance and service expertise. For those wondering how synthetic vs. conventional oil compares, we have some answers.

In the following guide, we compare synthetic oil vs. regular oil and explore the differences between them. We also discuss full synthetic oil vs. synthetic blend and what makes those oil brands stand out.

Synthetic vs. Conventional Oil: What is Conventional (Regular) Oil?

As we delve into synthetic oil vs. regular oil, it’s important to define both types and how they work. Also known as “conventional” oil, regular oil is a petroleum-based substance that’s been used in the internal combustion engines of vehicles for many years. All of this is to provide lubrication to internal parts and reduce potential engine wear.

Motor oil is essentially distilled from crude oil that’s mined from the earth, and can protect your vehicle’s engine from high temperatures.

Synthetic vs. Conventional Oil: What is Synthetic Oil?

Synthetic products are petroleum-based like regular oil, yet offer enhanced lubrication properties and are far more stable. These oils will oxidize less easily than regular oil and are much better at retaining protective properties. 

Synthetic oils are chemically developed from petrochemicals in intense processes to provide pinpointed properties, making them superior, and more expansive, than conventional oils. Synthetic oil products also:

  • Are less viscous at lower temperatures 
  • Better protect critical turbocharger parts (When equipped)
  • Offers enhanced engine cleaning properties

Synthetic Oil vs. Synthetic Blends: What’s the Difference? 

Beyond synthetic oil vs. regular oil, it’s time to discuss what synthetic blends are. How do full synthetic oil vs. synthetic blend products compare? Made up of part synthetic oil and part conventional oil, this can help reduce your costs while providing more enhanced properties when compared to regular oil.

Remember, some Toyota vehicles require full synthetic oil to perform properly around the Dolton area. Always consult your owner’s manual if you have any questions about what oil your vehicle requires. 

Schedule an Oil Change in Calumet City Now!

Now that you know how synthetic vs. conventional oil compare, it’s important to remember regular maintenance. If you need an oil change around Chicago, turn to Advantage Toyota of River Oaks for all your service needs. 

Remember to check out our service coupons and see how much you can save on your next appointment. You can also order parts for your Toyota vehicle if they need replacing down the road. Keep your Toyota vehicle at peak performance around South Holland with us today!

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