Pros & Cons of Synthetic Oil in Vehicles

Synthetic oil is made from the chemical compounds that break down and build petroleum molecules.  Synthetic oil has millions of molecules available in different sizes and structures. The fully synthetic oils have uniquely designed molecules with molecules without using petroleum and other additives.

Synthetic oil is derived from natural resources that make it a perfect choice for the protection of a vehicle’s engine. The high cost of synthetic motor oil aids in the betterment of the environment and reduces natural resources. However, it has various pros and cons of synthetic oil in vehicles that aids to the performance and longevity of the vehicle.


  • Synthetic oils don’t aid the temperature changes that change with petroleum-based motor oil.  The motor oil has thickened the engine in cold temperatures and built the oil pressure.
  • Synthetic oil evaporates quickly and reduces the oil sludge and replacement repeatedly.
  • The constant use of synthetic oil leads to more improved fuel efficiency.
  • Natural petroleum-based motor oil tends to break at high temperatures. The high temperatures lead to oxidation that tends to develop deposits and varnish while synthetic oil doesn’t cause any of these problems.
  • The increased price of synthetic oil has everlasting effects and properties that protect the engine for a longer duration. The ASE-certified mechanics at Kimberly Car City can help you decide whether or not to use synthetic oil in your vehicle.
  • Synthetic oil is more volatile than synthetic oil than mineral oil. The exhaust stream leads to environmental pollution and lessens the duration of the oil change.
  • The reason for the use of synthetic oil is popular and long-lasting as compared to conventional oil. Synthetic oil delivers 5000-7000 miles.
  • The main prerequisite of synthetic oil is it doesn’t require frequent oil changes in regular intervals.


  • The synthetic oil blends and reduces the friction and tends to break it. The synthetic oil friction eliminates the spots from the engine and improves the manufacturing process.
  • Synthetic oil does not have a lead in the suspension of the oil while the used old cars require the gasoline along with the synthetic oil to function smoothly and profoundly.
  • Synthetic oil has different disposal methods that require a prior appointment at Klein Honda for maintenance and service. The price of synthetic oil is quite expensive than conventional oil.
  • Synthetic oil shouldn’t be used in rotary-type engines and race cars. The risk is hugely associated when using them in race cars as slide through rollers instead of them turning in the proper manner.
  • Multi-grade motor oils tend to have lesser fuel economy at highway speeds as compared to mineral oils. The mineral oils have a more viscosity index that improves the additive and lessens the effect of synthetic oil used as viscosity friction by mechanism as the temporary viscosity thinning.

Should I buy Synthetic oil for your vehicle?

Synthetic oil is expensive to use but they deliver extreme performance and eliminates the hassle of regular service and maintenance.

Performance-driven engines

High-end sports cars have performance-driven features that require synthetic oil to function. The maintenance and oil changes cost is high at I-5 motors but it improves the performance in a better manner.

Used in Luxury car engines

The luxury car sedans are quite expensive so does their maintenance but for a smooth and powerful performance.

Longer engine life

The majority of the population uses synthetic oil to increase the life of the engine and to cover 200,000 miles. The refined engine can tow heavy loads without any impact on fuel efficiency and better mileage on the city or highway driving.