Pros of Synthetic Oils
The pros of synthetic oil are fairly easy to describe. Basic motor oil is the blood of the engine. It cools the engine, removes debris and lubricates the parts moving at incredible speeds. Synthetic oil essentially takes this incredible fossil fuel and improves upon it. Synthetic oil provides more lubrication, better heat removal and removes more debris. The better this process occurs, the better protection your engine will have. It really is as simple as that. If you want your engine to last, then synthetic oils are the way to go.
Cons of Synthetic Oils
There are a number of cons when it comes to synthetic oils. The first is the price. Synthetic oil is two to three times as expensive as a “regular” quart of oil. That can be an issue in this economic climate where every dollar counts. Still, most people feel it is better to pay a bit more now to avoid a very expensive engine repair job down the line.
The second con of synthetic oil is the hype. Synthetic oil is great, but it can’t cure cancer. The current marketing pitches seem to suggest it can. Let’s be clear. Synthetic oil is an improvement over most oil, but it is not perfect. You can’t drive 30,000 miles without changing it. You can’t drive in stop and go traffic without changing it regularly. You can’t over rev the car and not expect problems.