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Mechanic pouring synthetic oil into an engine

Car oil changes are some of the most basic maintenance tasks for your vehicle, but they’re also among the most important. Car oil changes help to keep your engine running at a high level and may prevent trips to the repair shop in the long term. One of the most important decisions you can make with car oil changes is what oil you use. Many people use conventional oil, but synthetic oil is becoming more and more common. In today’s blog post, Crossroads Ford Lincoln will take a look at what you should know about synthetic oil.

Synthetic Oil Can Keep Your Engine Cleaner

As oil works its way through your engine, debris will naturally mix in with the oil. While this is inherently negative, it is also a natural function of the engine and isn’t something that you can prevent. With conventional oil, debris build-up results in sludgy oil as time passes. This increases the need for regular oil changes. Synthetic oil contains fewer impurities than conventional oil, which helps prevent sludge build-up while keeping your engine cleaner over time. More importantly, a pure oil creating a cleaner engine helps your car run more smoothly. 

Synthetic Oil Functions Well in Extreme Temperatures

Cars often struggle to function at a high level in extreme temperatures for a variety of reasons. In the cold, oil struggles to flow through your engine because it becomes thicker. In the heat, oil can break down and even evaporate, which can damage your engine once the oil supply is worn thin. More so than conventional oil, synthetic oil protects engines well in extreme temperatures. Synthetic oils are designed to flow well in low temperatures while also resisting high temperatures and continuing to safeguard engines despite the heat. 

Synthetic Oil Lasts Longer

Arguably the most significant benefit of synthetic oil is that it lasts longer than conventional oils. Synthetic oils resist breaking down, specifically in harsh conditions. They’re also purer compared to conventional oils. This allows your oil to stay clean and retain its physical properties longer than conventional oils. Synthetic oils are more viable over time. Having oil that lasts longer reduces the number of car oil changes you need.

Contact Crossroads Ford for Car Oil Change Information

If you are in need of a car oil change, Crossroads Ford Lincoln can help. For more information on what we can do for your vehicle, give us a call at (502) 695-1990 or contact us online today.