Odds are your car will run fine with any type of oil so long as your find the appropriate rating, but not all types of motor oil offer the same long-term performance. Conventional car oil is refined from crude oil and is generally the cheapest type of oil available, but synthetic oils are further modified with additional additives to provide better performance at a slightly higher cost.
There’s no question that synthetic oils offer better performance, but is the price premium worth it for your vehicle? It mostly depends on the vehicle; high-performance sports cars and light trucks which tow heavy loads can benefit from the additional protection, but a fuel sipping compact or an old beater may not necessarily need anything beyond regular oil changes. Synthetic blends also offer some of the high-performance protection of full synthetics at a lower cost.
No matter what make or model you drive, Greulich’s Automotive Service & Collision is here to help you stay on the road with reliable auto maintenance throughout Arizona. Call (480) 389-2358 today to learn more about our current auto service specials.