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Benefits of Using Synthetic Oil

Your motor oil serves two main functions: to lubricate your engine to run smoother and to protect your engine from corrosion and abrasion. Synthetic oil is the best at both of these functions, and here is why.

Properties of Synthetic Oil

Synthetic Means Man-Made

Crude oil gets pumped from the ground and refined so you can use it in your engine. We all know the problems with refining, transporting, and burning oil. What you may not know is that crude contains many contaminants, even after the refining process, that can erode your engine over time. Because synthetics are man-made, they do not contain these natural contaminants.

Molecular Properties

Synthetic oil molecules can be perfected in the laboratory, whereas crude oil is simply an imperfect natural design. Nature's crude is not always ideal, so scientists design the molecular structure of synthetic oil for optimum performance. Synthetic molecules are smaller and lighter, requiring less energy to move around. They are also of uniform size, rubbing against each other more easily and lubricating better.

Customizable Oil

Synthetic oil is customizable, meaning we can add properties to it that you will not find in natural crude. We can design synthetic oils with built-in additives that help keep your engine clean and maintain viscosity longer. All of this can be done in a laboratory, whereas we are largely stuck with what nature gave us with crude oil with all of its limitations.

AMSOIL: The First in Synthetics

Although various forms of synthetic oil were researched since the 1890s, it was the heavy resource toll of World War II that really heralded the beginning for synthetics. Both sides in the war employed synthetic oil in aircraft, and it remained exclusively for aviation purposes until the 1970s. Seeing the benefits of synthetic oils, a jet fighter squadron commander, Al Amatuzio, began to develop a synthetic oil for the general public. After years of research and development, in 1972, AMSOIL released the first synthetic oil for automobiles. Call your local AMSOIL Dealer in Raleigh, NCSynthetic Solutions, at (919) 600-2749 to find out more.

Benefits of Synthetic Oil in Raleigh, NC

Burns Cleaner

Even after the refining process, conventional oils still contain contaminants that can corrode your engine and reduce performance. Because they are made in a lab, synthetic oils do not contain these impurities, lasting longer and lubricating better.

More Efficient

Man-made oil molecules are more uniform, lighter, and smaller than those found in natural petroleum. As a result, synthetic oil requires less energy to circulate, improving your engine's performance.

Built Tougher

Synthetic oil was first used exclusively for planes because it is more heat resistant. As time went on, experience showed that synthetic oil is also more resistant to the cold. Whether you are pushing your engine to the max with heavy hauls and long trips, or driving in climates of extreme heat or cold, synthetic oil will continue to protect your engine after conventional oil breaks down.

Fewer Oil Changes

Synthetic oils have built-in additives that last longer than conventional oil. When your additives run out, you need to change your oil. With conventional oil, you can go 3,000-5,000 miles before an oil change. Synthetic oil can last as long as 25,000 miles in the right conditions. Less disposed oil is better for the environment, your schedule, and your pocketbook.

Maintain Viscosity

Since synthetic oil is more resistant to heat and pressure than natural petroleum, less of it gets burned in harsh conditions. When oil burns, it escapes through your tailpipe and into the air. By maintaining its viscosity, synthetic oil reduces emissions.

Environmental Benefits of Synthetic Oil

No More Drills, No More Spills

Synthetic oil gets produced in a lab, so requires no more offshore oil drills, no more fracking, no more pipelines, and no more oil spills. Producing synthetic oil is much better for the environment than the processes for drilling, refining, and transporting petroleum.

No More Crude

Contaminants found in natural petroleum not only corrode your engine, but also burn out your exhaust pipe. Synthetic oil is crude free, using less energy to lubricate and protect your engine. The energy savings means improved performance at the cost of less fuel. Lower emissions and better mileage are clear environmental pluses.

No More Dumping

Maybe not no more dumping, but synthetic oil lasts five times as long as conventional oil, so five times fewer oil changes, five times less oil to dispose. Even small improvements have big impacts in this respect. Increasing your drain interval from 5,000 miles to 7,500 reduces your oil dumped by 33%.

For The Best Synthetic Oil

For the best synthetic oil in Raleigh, NC, call Synthetic Solutions at (919) 600-2749. Our full line of AMSOIL products go beyond synthetic oil to include filters, additives, fluids, and more. Visit our online store to shop for yourself.

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