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Advantages of High Mileage Synthetic Oil

To be aware of the benefits of high mileage synthetic oill, you first have to appreciate how it differs from typical oil.Conventional lubricants are sourced from crude oil.After being extracted from the ground, it is extensively refined to get rid of impurities.It is then mixed with other chemicals before standing on the shelf of your local car parts store.However, whatever the process used, conventional oils always retain have a particular level of insolubles, like silicon, paraffin, and other natural contaminants, which can form deposits inside an engine under certain conditions.

On the other hand, high mileage synthetic oils are typically manmade, albeit not necessarily.They are often made from natural gas or alcohol, which means they’re pure right from the beginning, and have no undesirable contaminants.As well, they’re also more stable at varying temperatures.They don’t thin out as much in hot weather or thicken excessively in colder temperatures.Higher VI (viscosity index) equals better oil, meaning viscosity doesn’t change as much with temperature fluctuations, which is a desirable trait.

As well, note that a lot of refiners make synthetic blends, which are less expensive than pure synthetics but provide less protection.

Benefits of High Mileage Synthetic Oil

Another major benefit of high mileage synthetic oil is molecular uniformity.Because they are impure substances, conventional lubricants composed up of varying length molecules.Hydrocarbon chains can be small, medium and long.Synthetic oil is only made of medium-length molecules.

One thing with conventional oil is that short, lightweight hydrocarbons tend to burn in high temperatures.The oil thickens the longer it stays in the engine.On top of that, synthetic oils are able to handle high temperatures much better than their more conventional equivalents.And they’re better in terms of transferring heat, meaning synthetic oils can help keep a vehicle’s engine cool while running.

Because they are more resistant to “shearing” or breakdown, synthetics are just richer than conventional lubricants, which can pay off big time.The drain interval can be held out anywhere from 10,000 to 12,000 miles – or three to four times normal oil – while the additional cost of synthetic is nowhere near that.

Some niche oil companies encourage even longer drain intervals – 25,000 miles max – but this is pretty extreme and experts wouldn’t actually risk it.

Greater Fuel Economy

Yet another way synthetic oil can give drivers cash savings is by improving fuel economy.Don’t expect a big increase if you make the switch, but be ready to see an efficiency boost of 2% to 3%.

Of course, the benefits of synthetic oil do come at a price.They’re typically many times more expensive than traditional lubricants. But the expense is well-justified.Then again, not all synthetic oils are created equal, so it’s important to choose the right product.