Which Engine Oil Should I Use

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FULLY SYNTHETIC OIL, SEMI SYNTHETIC OIL AND MINERAL OIL? 

 

Fully Synthetic Oils are chemically synthesised to meet the exacting demands of modern engines. This makes them more expensive to produce, but because they are tailor-made they provide the best performance, protection and fuel economy. They also remain stable at very high temperatures and fluid at very low temperatures.

Semi Synthetic Oils are a blend of mineral and synthetic oils. They provide better performance, protection and fuel economy than mineral oils, but not as good as a fully synthetic oils.

Mineral Oils are made from naturally occurring crude oil which is refined and processed to remove waxes and impurities. Mineral oils tends to be found in the thicker viscosity grade of engine oils.

 

WHY DO SYNTHETIC OILS PERFORM BETTER THAN MINERAL OILS?  

 

The reason why synthetic oils outperform minerals oils is down to their molecular structure.

Mineral oil is made from a complex mix of molecules of different shapes and sizes. In contrast, synthetic oil is created in a carefully controlled process and tailor-made to meet a more exacting specification.

The result is:

✔  Better lubrication at both hot and cold temperatures
✔  Potentially increased horsepower and torque due to reduced friction

✔  Enhanced cleanliness and superior engine protection
✔  Increased stability and endurance

✔  The potential for improved fuel economy

 

 

SYNTHETIC OIL IS ENGINEERED TO DO A BETTER JOB  

 

There’s a reason why synthetic oil costs a little more than the stuff your dad used when he was a teenager. Where traditional engine oil comes from raw and natural crude, synthetic oil is built in a lab. It’s been engineered by scientists so that every molecule is cleaning and lubricating to the highest quality to improve the life and performance of your engine.

 

MOST MODERN VEHICLES REQUIRE SYNTHETIC OIL  

 

In the last 10 years, vehicle manufacturers have redesigned engines to meet fuel efficiency and emissions standards. To do that, today’s engines have to work harder and burn much hotter, and conventional oil just can’t handle that heat tolerance. But synthetic oil can. Most vehicles built after 2012, and many built after 2000, require Fully Synthetic Oil.
 

 

YOU CAN ALWAYS UPGRADE OIL, BUT YOU CAN NEVER DOWNGRADE   

 

If your vehicle manufacturer says your car requires synthetic oil, it needs synthetic oil to perform as it was designed. Without it, you could be risking engine failure.