Product Comparison:
Synthetic Oil vs. Conventional Oil – Which One is Better?

  • What should I put in my car?

    Synthetic and Conventional motor oil will both protect your engine, but synthetic oil will protect up to 47 percent better* and resist breakdown under extreme temperature conditions. As with most maintenance, best practice is to follow the advice in your owner’s manual. If your car does not absolutely require a certain type of oil, you can choose between the products based on performance and cost. While synthetic motor oils tend to be more expensive, they are shown to reduce buildup of sludge and operate more efficiently under extreme temperatures.

  • Better protection for longer

    Just like conventional oil, synthetic motor oils act as a barrier, protecting your engine components. When battling heat and friction, the additives in both oils will begin to break down, reducing their ability to protect your engine.

  • Ready to go in hot or cold

    Synthetics provide better cold weather protection through faster oil flow at start up. They also tend to resist breakdown better in high-heat situations, like summer or high-performance conditions.

  • Better for turbo

    Many modern engines utilize a turbocharger for additional power, making heat resistance demands higher. Synthetic oil protects these components better.

  • It’s still about fit

    If you’re looking for a product that is less likely to break down, or you’re living and driving in a place with some major cold or extreme heat, synthetic oil can provide peace of mind along with superior protection. If you’re driving a performance vehicle, synthetic oil is almost always recommended.