540-253-5251 | 4229 Bragg St The Plains, VA 20198

AUTONET TV

Synthetic Oil for The Plains Autos

Posted January 22, 2023 12:02 PM

If you are a driver in The Plains and you aren't currently using synthetic motor oil in your vehicle, maybe now's the time to consider it. Need more information? Well, synthetic motor oil is a substitute for petroleum based oil.

Synthetic oil doesn't gel or gum-up like petroleum based oil and it doesn't vaporize as easily. It protects better in severe driving conditions like stop and go driving around The Plains, as well as in very hot or very cold conditions. More and more new vehicles are being delivered with full synthetic motor oil, with the recommendation to use synthetic for the life of the vehicle.

Why is this? Synthetic motor oil maximizes engine power and fuel economy. To see why, we'd need a microscope, so we'll have to settle for using our imaginations.

The molecules of conventional motor oil are long hydrocarbon chains. Synthetic motor oil, on the other hand, has uniform, round molecules. Which is more slippery, a pile of pencils or a pile of marbles?

Synthetic motor oil lubricates better because there's less friction. That means better wear protection, cooler operating temperatures, more power and better fuel economy. And synthetic oil doesn't sludge up like conventional oil, so it prevents those small oil passages from clogging up.

Some manufacturers are extending oil change intervals. The added protection of synthetic oil covers you for these longer intervals. Talk with your service advisor about how you drive and see if he thinks you can benefit from synthetic oil. Also ask about the appropriate oil change interval for synthetic, because it may very well be longer than for conventional oil.

Most of us here in The Plains have a busy life and might occasionally miss an oil change; go ahead, admit it. Since we're not perfect, doesn't it make sense to use a motor oil that's got your back?

Now synthetic oil costs more. But it lasts longer, protects better and increases fuel economy. You'll likely save money in the long run. If you're serious about making your car last longer, start using synthetic motor oil right away.

Give us a call to schedule an oil change, or visit us at our The Plains Service Center website.

The Plains Service Center
4229 Bragg St.
The Plains, WA 20198
(540) 253-5251
http://www.plainsservicecenter.com



Search



Archive

August 2018 (16)
September 2018 (5)
October 2018 (4)
November 2018 (4)
December 2018 (5)
January 2019 (5)
February 2019 (4)
March 2019 (5)
April 2019 (4)
May 2019 (4)
June 2019 (5)
July 2019 (4)
August 2019 (4)
September 2019 (5)
October 2019 (4)
November 2019 (4)
December 2019 (5)
January 2020 (5)
February 2020 (4)
March 2020 (5)
April 2020 (4)
May 2020 (5)
June 2020 (4)
July 2020 (4)
August 2020 (5)
September 2020 (4)
October 2020 (4)
November 2020 (5)
December 2020 (4)
January 2021 (6)
February 2021 (4)
March 2021 (4)
April 2021 (4)
May 2021 (5)
June 2021 (4)
July 2021 (4)
August 2021 (5)
September 2021 (4)
October 2021 (5)
November 2021 (4)
December 2021 (4)
January 2022 (6)
February 2022 (4)
March 2022 (4)
April 2022 (4)
May 2022 (5)
June 2022 (4)
July 2022 (5)
August 2022 (4)
September 2022 (4)
October 2022 (5)
November 2022 (4)
December 2022 (4)
January 2023 (4)

Categories

Air Conditioning (3)Alignment (8)Alternator (4)Auto Safety (3)Automotive News (4)Battery (5)Brakes (7)Cabin Air Filter (4)Check Engine Light (3)Cooling System (9)Dashboard (2)Diagnostics (3)Diesel Maintenance (1)Drive Train (6)Exhaust (4)Fluids (8)Fuel Economy (6)Fuel Pump (1)Fuel System (23)Headlamps (1)Inspection (1)Keys to a long lasting vehicle (3)Maintenance (32)Monitoring System (2)Oil Change (4)Older Vehicles (2)Parts (5)Safety (3)Serpentine Belt (4)Service Intervals (5)Service Standards (4)Shocks & Struts (5)Spark Plugs (1)Steering (7)Suspension (1)Timing Belt (2)Tire Rotation and Balancing (1)Tires (3)Tires and Wheels (23)Transmission (2)Warranty (1)What Customers Should Know (27)Windshield Wipers (5)Winter Prep (2)