Why is it Important to Use Synthetic Motor Oil?


No matter what you drive it is important that you keep up with oil changes in order to maximize engine health. Oil, synthetic or otherwise, provides protection to moving parts to prevent unwanted friction that causes excessive wear and tear. The oil change process keeps the interior of the engine clean and parts moving with ease, all of which improves efficiency, reliability and overall performance. So why does it matter if you use synthetic oil or conventional oil?

High quality synthetic oil generally has a base of natural gas. It is chemically engineered so it's molecular makeup is more consistent in shape and size than that of conventional oil, which means fewer impurities. Furthermore, there are additives in synthetic oil that allow it to help keep the engine clean and to prevent itself from breaking down as quickly between oil changes. But that's just the beginning of the list regarding the benefits of synthetic oil.

  • Slower Breakdown Time - With conventional oil a vehicle needs an oil change every 3,000 miles. Synthetic oil doesn't degrade as quickly, meaning you can go 5,000 - 10,000 miles between services.
  • G2 Automotive recommends changing your synthetic oil every 6,500 miles.
  • Higher MPGs - Vehicles that run synthetic oil tend to have better fuel economy due to reduced workload of the engine due in part to less engine sludge buildup.
  • Better HP - You'll notice an increase in horsepower thanks to reduced engine drag.
  • Weather Protection - Synthetic oil offers better protection on the hottest summer days and coldest winter nights for worry free reliability.

Is synthetic oil right for my car?

Just because it is beneficial to use synthetic oil doesn't mean your car necessarily needs it. In the case of German vehicles though, it likely does. The best way to determine what type of oil is best for your car is to check the owner's manual. Additionally, the team at G2 Automotive would be happy to discuss the engine oil options pertaining to your BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, Audi or other German car or SUV. One reason that German cars require synthetic oil is that they tend to have higher performance engines than their American counterparts. Performance isn't the only reason German cars require synthetic, in fact the scarcity of conventional oil in Europe means engines are simply engineered different than they are in the states, so they're manufactured with an innate need for a different type of oil to protect their engines.

In any case, it is crucial that you use the proper oil for your vehicle. To learn more about which oil is right for your car be sure to contact G2 Automotive. We'll go over your choices and schedule an appointment for an expert full synthetic oil change in Cumming for your German car or SUV. Remember, it is up to you to stay up to date with the factory European auto maintenance that keeps your vehicle running like new. Give us a call at (678) 771-6434 to schedule superior German auto maintenance in Cumming today.


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Written and Published By MORBiZ