Synthetic Engine Oil
Is Synthetic Motor Oil Better For Your Car? The viscosity of an oil is it’s resistance to flow. A greater viscosity means more resistance to flow, or a thicker oil. A lower viscosity means a thinner oil.
Low viscosity at low temperatures is important, because this is where a significant amount of engine wear occurs, so it’s critical to maximize oil flow to protect the engine. At colder temperatures, thinner oils will flow better and thus offer better protection.
Is Synthetic Engine Oil Better Than Conventional Oil?
Synthetic oils can have base oils which are already formulated as a multi-grade oil, meaning you don’t necessarily need additives, or as much additives, to alter the viscosity at different temperatures. The major benefit here is that additives tend to break down over time, so synthetic oils will maintain their original viscosity properties much better throughout the engine oil drain interval versus conventional oils.
Check out a demonstration and explanation of the benefits of a synthetic oil by.Engineering Explained!