When it comes to conversation about changing your engine oil to synthetic, the most often thing commented on is that changing to synthetic will make your engine leak and it costs too much money. Both of these comments are untrue.
To start off about the engine leaking myth, if your engine is poorly taken care of and not maintained, a leak might occur when synthetic oil cleans the sludge plugging a leak in a poorly conditioned seal which was destroyed by poor engine oil maintenance. This is not the fault of the synthetic oil seeing it is doing what it was supposed to do and keep your engine clean. But mind you, people that don’t take care of their engines in most cases don’t bother with the change to synthetic seeing they are too cheap to take care of their vehicle right from the beginning. The people that have to be warned is a person buying a used vehicle without knowing the previous maintenance history.
With that being said, any well maintained engine can be changed over to synthetic at practically any mileage if properly maintained. The leak myth came from the 70s when the first synthetic oils tended to shrink engine seals due to improper formulation. But remember, that was 30 YEARS AGO! The myth has lived on through pure ignorance and propagated by people that in the first place don’t know a damn thing about motor oil and was just passing on a complete lie. So now you know the truth. If you have taken care of your engine, you shouldn’t have any problems. But remember, if you haven’t taken care of your engine in the first place, you might think twice about synthetic.
The second point people need to realise is that when synthetic oil is properly utilized, it is actually a cheaper oil change. Take for instance a standard conventional oil change. Say you change your oil every 5000 miles and it costs you $30. With a synthetic oil change, you can easily double the amount of miles you put on that one oil change seeing synthetic is made to go for longer change intervals without losing proper lubrication. And seeing synthetic will always help you fuel economy, when adding that together with the money you save from doing one oil change for double or more mileage, you see in the end you will save money. Synthetic oil changes are never double the price of a conventional change and if they are, then go to a different oil change place seeing they are lying to you.
So you add it up that you get better protection, better fuel economy, longer oil change intervals that save your time and you can see that a synthetic oil change does save you money and results in a better overall running engine.
You can’t beat that deal.
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