Myths and Misconceptions about your Motor Oil

Motor oil is one of the most important things you will ever put into or take out of your car. It is the lifeblood that keeps your engine purring along and can mean the difference between a happy engine and a poorly running engine. As critical a component as it is, some damaging misconceptions can be very detrimental to your overall vehicle health.

A common myth of motor oil is that synthetic oil is always better. Many advanced engines are designed with very tight tolerances that require a deep penetrating, low viscosity synthetic oil. However, many other engines are designed with looser tolerances and actually benefit from a lower viscosity standard oil that allows the oil to coat internal surfaces better. The myth originates from the belief that synthetic oil costs more, so it must be better. While it is true for high-revving, high-temp engines, it can be damaging to run synthetic oil in an engine that is designed for and used to conventional oil.

The experts at Tynan’s Kia Fort Collins can help you understand this and other myths about proper oil maintenance. Visit our service center in Fort Collins, CO today for questions about the best oil for your vehicle.

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