Customers often ask Jiffy Lube© service technicians: “What is the difference between synthetic oil versus conventional oil?” They are often interested in the benefits of using synthetic oil versus the conventional oil and if their vehicle is older, would it be wise to go with the more expensive product. Synthetic oil is better than conventional oil when it comes to its form and function.
Conventional oil will never stand up to synthetic when it comes to longevity and ability to handle extreme high temperatures without breaking down. Since we at Jiffy Lube© are in the business of preventative vehicle maintenance, typically we recommend following the manufacturers recommended grade. For older vehicles, the synthetic vs. conventional oil decision is one based on a few factors. With today’s technology, synthetics are cleaner and meaner. Their composition is much cleaner, because it is derived in a laboratory rather than nature, and it has been proven to have a lower volatility and therefore not vaporize out the exhaust as quickly. High mileage on your vehicle, driving habits and product preferences drive a vehicle owner’s ultimate decision on whether to use synthetic oil or conventional oil in your car.
We at Jiffy Lube© are here to help educate your purchasing decision and provide you the honest answers to keep your vehicle on the road and to ultimately – leave worry behind.