Differences Between Synthetic, Full, and Conventional Oil Changes


We often hear the question of “What is the difference between Conventional, Full, and Semi-Synthetic Oil? What type of oil change is really necessary to get anyway? And cost wise, which one is most effective? If you don’t know what the difference is between synthetic blend oils and full synthetic oil, we are here to assist.

First things first, motor oils aren’t created equal. A synthetic oil typically outperform conventional oil.

Full synthetic oil is far superior to conventional oil due to its longevity. Full synthetic oil also won’t break down when it faces hot temperatures from the engine or from the weather outside. You know….like the hot temperatures that we see here in Florida. So, here, you’ll want to have full synthetic oil in your vehicle so it doesn’t break down that quickly.

Now synthetic blend oil is kind of like a hybrid of both conventional oil and full synthetic oil. The two oils are basically mixed together so that you’ll have oil that is a little bit better than conventional oil. You may choose to purchase synthetic blend oil for your oil change because it is cheaper than full synthetic oil. Plus it still has more longevity than conventional oil.

Most vehicles, nowadays actually take a synthetic oil to run. Many of the newer cars have high-performance engines in them. Hence the need for a synthetic oil.

Overall, you should purchase full synthetic oil if you don’t mind paying a little more for it. Synthetic oil creates less resistance inside of a car’s engine which means you’ll have better engine efficiency and horsepower. As a result, you’ll end up using less gas in your vehicle and promote a better fuel economy. Who doesn’t like using less gas….means more money in your pocket overall!

So, while it can be confusing, it really is it important to know what type of oil your car’s manufacturer recommends for your vehicle because it will help prolong the functionality and the lifespan of the engine.

Want to know which type of motor oil is right for your vehicle? Make sure to talk with our skilled and certified technicians at Courtesy Toyota of Brandon. Also, we always offer money saving coupons on our site for oil changes and you can find them here. Schedule your appointment with our easy to use scheduler today.  We look forward to taking care of your vehicle’s oil change needs at our service department.

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