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11/28/2018
Some of the information available regarding synthetic oil is erroneous. Find out what the truth behind the myth is through this post by D&M Marketing, LLC in Covington.

The Truth Behind Synthetic Oil Stories

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You Need to Use Conventional Oil Before Using Synthetic Oil

The first myth we'll discuss comes with a bit of truth to it. Back in the day, vehicles and their engines did need to be broken in with conventional oil before you could lubricate them with synthetic oil. This is because the conventional oil served to remove the abrasive metals that it excreted. Still, the story is very different nowadays. So much so, in fact, that engines don't need to be broken in. This means you can start using synthetic oil on them the minute you drive the vehicle out of the agency.

Synthetic Oil is Not Natural at All

This second myth stems from the fact that synthetic oil does spend a lot of time in the lab, which is why some people believe that it's completely man-made. Still, this isn't true: synthetic oil, much like conventional oil, is made from natural oil. The difference lies in the purification process that the synthetic oil undergoes after the primary source has been gathered.

There Can Be Problems With the Warranty

Another famous myth regarding synthetic oil is that there can be problems with your vehicle's warranty if you employ it to protect the engine. But, this is far from the truth. As long as you comply with the manufacturer's requirements, you shouldn't have any issues. Moreover, nowadays, many manufacturers actually recommend using synthetic oil for their vehicles, which means that they trust it.

It Can Cause Cracks and Leaks

Some people think that the continued use of synthetic oil can cause your engine to crack and leak. Still, this isn't the case at all. If your engine is leaking oil, it's because there was a problem with it to begin with (be it a damaged seal or gasket). The thing is that synthetic oil is thinner than conventional oil, meaning that it's far more likely to find said weak spots and leak right through them. If your engine leaks, service it immediately.

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You Can't Switch Back from Synthetic Oil

Another common myth regarding synthetic oil is that once you start using it in your engine, you can never switch back from it. But, as is the case with many myths, this one doesn't have any truth to it. If, after trying synthetic oil, you decide that you prefer conventional oil, you can go back to it with no problem. Just make sure that the oil you use meets the manufacturer's requirements.

You Don't Need to Change Synthetic Oil

This myth is a dangerous one. Of course you need to change the synthetic oil! If you don't, you may end up hurting your engine more than you know. While it's true that synthetic oil does a superior job at coating the engine and doesn't need to be changed as frequently as conventional oil, you still must replace it with regularity. If you don't, you can end up with a damaged engine in no-time.

There's No Need to Change the Filter

If you're aware of what the oil filter does, then you're aware that you absolutely need to change it with every oil replacement. It basically traps all of the gunk, dirt, filth, debris, and other nasty elements that want to get to the engine. This means that, even if you're good about changing the oil with regularity, if you use the same filter, you could still damage the engine, as all of that nastiness will re-enter the system.

Synthetic Oil is Pricey

Last but not least, a myth that's not really a myth. Yes, synthetic oil is pricier than conventional oil. There's no way around it. Still, if you sit down to do the math, you will discover that using synthetic oil is actually the more economic choice. For one, it doesn't need to be changed as often. Then, since it provides superior protection to the engine, you won't have to spend as much money on its maintenance. Lastly, the fact that it helps the engine perform smoothly, means it will waste a lot less fuel. All of this together will end up saving you a lot of money.

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