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Comparing Synthetic vs. Regular Oil

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Whether commuting to work in Fairview or taking your family to a trip to the Cahokia Mounds in Collinsville, it can be difficult to find time in a busy schedule to plan your maintenance visits. That’s why Auffenberg Mazda works hard to ensure that you get the best results possible every time – and that includes making the right decisions whether to use synthetic vs. regular oil. What’s the difference between synthetic oil vs. regular oil anyway? Let’s find out, and see what you need to know before your next oil change.

 

 

What is Regular Oil?

Regular oil is also known as “conventional” oil, and this petroleum-based fluid has been used in engines for decades. Motor oil lubricates the engine parts, which reduces both heat and friction, which keeps your car running smoothly around the Maryville roads. Motor oil is distilled from crude oil, which keeps costs low.

What is Synthetic Oil?

Synthetic oil is also a type of petroleum-based motor oil, but it is further refined compared to regular oil. This means it has been formulated to last longer and work more efficiently, especially with more sophisticated engines. And while slightly higher in price, synthetic oil has many benefits:

  • More resistant to oxidation
  • Less viscous at lower temperatures
  • Enhanced engine cleaning properties
  • Better protect critical turbocharger parts

Synthetic oil can also be formulated as a full synthetic oil or a blend. What’s the difference between full synthetic oil vs. synthetic blend? Full synthetic is the longest lasting and most stable formulation, but blends combine both conventional and synthetic to combine the benefits of both while bringing down your cost. Some vehicles might require a full synthetic formula, so be sure to ask your technician.

What is Genuine MAZDA Premium Engine Oil?

Genuine Mazda Premium Engine Oil is a synthetic motor oil designed specifically for the needs of your Mazda vehicle. It is the only engine oil recommended for Mazda’s signature SKYACTIV Technology, and you’ll only find it at dealerships like Shiloh. If you want to maximize performance and efficiency around Maryville, we recommend choosing genuine Mazda premium engine oil for all of your maintenance visits.

How Do Full Synthetic vs. Synthetic Blends Differ?

In addition to synthetic oils and conventional oils (often called mineral oils), there are synthetic blends. These, as you might expect, are made up of part synthetic oil and part conventional oil, which helps to reduce the cost vs. choosing full synthetic, but also provides enhanced properties vs. standard conventional oil.

Schedule Your Oil Change at Auffenberg Mazda

If you want to simplify your maintenance around Edwardsville and Mascoutah, let the experts at Auffenberg Mazda take care of everything. We can help you learn more about synthetic oil vs. regular oil or even full synthetic oil vs. synthetic blend pros and cons, and as a certified Mazda dealership, we’re proud to offer Genuine Mazda Premium Engine Oil. Contact us to find out more or schedule your appointment in Auffenberg Mazda today!

 

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