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11/15/2017
People often have wrong ideas regarding synthetic oil. Ideas, that might keep them away from enjoying the many benefits of a synthetic oil change. These are some of the most common stories one hears about synthetic oil.

Don't Believe What You Hear About Synthetic Oil

There are plenty of stories you might hear about synthetic oil. Those stories are probably stopping you from going ahead and getting a synthetic oil change. You’ve most likely heard that synthetics are more expensive, they’re not meant for every car, they can damage your engines. Those are only some of the many myths surrounding synthetic oil. North American Wholesale has compiled a list of the most common synthetic oil myths and the truth behind them. Being informed the best tool to get superior lubrication.

5 Most Common Synthetic Oil Myths

Mineral Oil is Necessary to Break in Your Engine

This myth comes from the belief that engines need to be broken in with mineral oil to remove all abrasive materials and metals released by the engine. This may be the case for older models but modern cars don’t need an engine break-in period with mineral oil.  In fact, some cars come pre-filled with synthetic oil. Of course, if you want to break in your engine just for your peace of mind, AMSOIL offers their Break-In Oil (SAE 30).

Synthetic Oil is Just a Pricier Version of Regular Oil

Synthetic oil is definitely pricier than mineral oil, but that not just the only difference. People tend to avoid getting a synthetic oil change because they don’t want to spend more on, what they believe to be, the same level of lubrication.  Synthetics are designed differently and they bring greater benefits to your engine. With a synthetic oil change you get:
  • Better gas mileage: Synthetic oil does such a thorough job at lubricating the engine and reducing friction that your motor doesn’t have to work as hard to keep your car in motion. Since the engine uses less energy, it burns off less gas. By sticking to regular synthetic oil changes you’ll soon see the difference.
  • Less oil changes: Synthetics are designed to be more long-lasting. Instead of having to change your oil four times a year, you’ll probably only have to do it twice. That’s only two times you will be spending money on fresh oil.
  • Performance: If you’re looking for an oil that keeps the same high level of performance under extreme heat and extreme cold, synthetic oil is what you need. Synthetics don’t break down as easily as other oils do under harsh temperatures.
Do the math and compare the benefits and you’ll realize that synthetic oil can help you save money and keep your car in better shape. Start saving and improving your engine’s performance by getting a synthetic oil change. AMSOIL Synthetic Oil has everything you need to change your oil. From different synthetic oil options to oil filters, you can find all you need at their online store. You can also choose to call North American Wholesale at (866) 580-1008 if you need some help in choosing the appropriate lubrication for your vehicle.

Synthetic Oil Will Cause Engine Leaks

It’s possible that you notice some engine leaks when you switch to synthetic oil, but your new oil is not to blame. As mineral oil starts to break down, it begins to develop sludge. Said sludge can clog tiny cracks and holes, preventing and oil from leaking out. Since mineral oil is thicker it has no way of slipping through those cracks, but synthetic oil is thinner so it will find its way through the fissures. While synthetic oil won’t cause any harm to your engine, it will leak out if there’s any damage in your seals and gaskets.

Synthetic Oil Lasts Forever

Although synthetic oil lasts longer than mineral oil, it’s not meant to be used forever. All oils eventually break down and lose their lubricating abilities, leaving your engine vulnerable. There are some oil options such as AMSOIL’s XL 5W-20 Synthetic Motor Oil that can last for 10,000 miles or six months, which is way longer than your regular mineral oil. If you don’t get a synthetic oil change at the recommended time your vehicle’s performance, power, and fuel efficiency will be reduced. If you want to reap the benefits of AMSOIL Synthetic Oil stick to your oil change intervals.

Once I Go for Synthetic Oil, I Can Never Go Back to Mineral Oil

This is a silly myth considering most oil manufacturers sell synthetic blends, which as the name says is a blend of synthetic and mineral oil. You can switch from one oil to another as many times as you want. As long as you respect the recommended oil viscosity and service requirements found in your owner’s manual, the type of oil you choose doesn’t matter. Go ahead and get that synthetic oil change just to try it out. If you don’t like it, go back to your usual oil. No harm done.

Everything You Need for a Synthetic Oil Change

If you’re looking to make the switch to synthetics, try AMSOIL Synthetic Oil. They offer a great variety of synthetic lubrication options to meet your car’s requirements. Contact North American Wholesale at (866) 580-1008 to learn more about synthetic lubrication and place your order, or browse through their online store to find a product that suits your needs.
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