Synthetic Oil Change Interval
If your car uses conventional oil, then you probably need an oil change every 5,000 miles. On the other hand, a synthetic oil change interval is usually between 7,500 and 10,000 miles. But, some cars can even go as long as 15,000 miles in between synthetic oil changes. Since each car is different, it's important to check your owner's manual to find out the oil change interval for your car.
Keeping up with routine maintenance on your car is essential, but many people don't understand the benefits of using synthetic oil as they drive around around Danvers, Peabody, or Salem, we'll tell you more about this oil and its benefits. Explore a guide to synthetic oil, and learn where to go if you have any questions or need service.
What Is Synthetic Oil?
Synthetic oil starts in the ground (like conventional oil), but then gets lab-produced chemical compounds added into it. The oil is then purified and broken down to its most basic molecules. Those individual molecules are then modified so that the oil can provide high levels of protection and performance. Essentially, synthetic oil goes through a greater process of refinement than conventional oil to remove impurities so that it can do its job protecting your car more effectively.
Advantages of Synthetic Oil
One of the most important jobs your oil has is to keep the engine clean. Over time, conventional oil can form sludge, which reduces an engine's lifespan. However, synthetic oil contains fewer impurities, which means it does a better job at resisting the development of sludge.
In addition, synthetic oil works well in extremely low or high temperatures. When a car sits overnight, oil will settle until you start the engine. Unlike conventional oil, synthetic oil can flow quickly, even during cold winter months.
When the engine runs, it generates a great deal of heat. The high temperatures can cause conventional oil to break down or even evaporate. Synthetic oil was created to resist very high temperatures, so that it won't evaporate easily.
Despite its many benefits, synthetic oil does cost about two to four times more than conventional oil. With this in mind, unless your owner's manual specifies using synthetic oil, you don't really need it. If any of the following conditions apply to you, however, then synthetic may be the way to go:
- Owning a high-performance car
- Using your vehicle for heavy towing or hauling
- Living in a region with very hot summers and/or very cold winters
Where You Can Get a Synthetic Oil Change
Regardless if your car uses synthetic or conventional oil, it'll need an oil change at some point. If that's the case, then bring your automobile to our service center.
At our state-of-the-art facility, you'll get service from a team of highly trained and certified technicians. These automotive experts have the skills and experience to perform synthetic oil changes and any other type of auto service you need, using only the highest quality, factory-recommended parts. They'll get the job done fast, so you'll be back on the road in no time.
Schedule a Synthetic Oil Change at Ira Toyota of Danvers
If your vehicle requires a synthetic oil change and you're in the Danvers, Salem or Peabody area, Ira Toyota of Danvers is ready to help. Get in touch with us to schedule service today.