Does My Car Need Synthetic Oil?

If you are struggling to decide if your car needs synthetic oil or regular oil, you are not alone. You may be asking if the extra money is worth it. Or, you might be questioning whether synthetic oil will help your car perform better. One way to answer your question is this: If your owner's manual says you need synthetic oil, then the answer is yes.

If you own a high-performance vehicle, chances are good that your car's manufacturer requires synthetic oil, especially if your car has a supercharged or turbocharged motor. If the manufacturer does not require synthetic oil, then answering the question is a bit trickier. Studies suggest that synthetic oil lasts twice as long, which means it does not break down as fast as regular motor oil. This could mean you could cut the number of times you change your oil by half, which could justify paying the extra money for synthetic oil.

Are you struggling with which motor oil to choose from? Let one of our automotive specialists at Lithia Chrysler Jeep Dodge of Tri-Cities help you answer that question today.

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