Here is why Fremont Foreign Auto recommends full synthetic oil for your vehicle.
Once found primarily in high-performance cars, synthetic oil is now used in more mainstream vehicles. Synthetic oil resists breakdown and withstands higher temperatures than conventional oil. That resistance to deterioration will make your engine last longer. If you make many short trips, non-synthetic motor oil won’t warm up enough to evaporate water and contaminants. Synthetic oil is your best bet if you use your vehicle for heavy-duty service. Synthetic holds up better and can serve for more miles. Still, it is equally important not to exceed the manufacturer’s recommendations, typically six thousand miles or a year, whichever comes first. Synthetic oil also fights sludge buildup. Sludge can block oil flow, shortening the life of your engine. Many manufacturers recommend synthetic oil for its low viscosity, meaning it flows more quickly than oils with higher viscosity, which helps to improve the engine’s fuel efficiency. The faster the oil flows, the less drag works against your engine’s efficiency.
Several manufacturers don’t mention synthetics but specify low-viscosity oils, such as 0-20W, offered only in a synthetic. Some brands use “synthetic blend” oil, a mixture of conventional and synthetic oils. Blends are not as beneficial to your engine as synthetics, but they’re less expensive. An advantage of fully synthetic oil is that it withstands higher temperatures than conventional oil. Synthetics flow better and reduce wear during cold startups, resist breakdown, and can make your engine last longer. Synthetic oil will last longer and need fewer changes.
The environment will thank you, as used motor oil is a primary source of hazardous waste in the water. Between oil changes, you must check your oil level regularly. Even new cars may need topping up between oil changes. Park your vehicle on level ground and wait for the engine to cool off and the oil to run down to the sump.
Open the hood, pull out the dipstick and wipe it off. Then push the dipstick back in. Pull it back out and quickly look at both sides of the dipstick to see the oil level. The level is satisfactory if the oil is between the dipstick marks. You must add some if the oil is less than the lowest mark. The owner’s manual will tell you what weight of oil to use. Pay attention to the oil’s color. Coolant may leak into the engine if it has a milky appearance. Insert the dipstick back into the tube, close the hood and get on with your day. If the oil is consistently low, the engine may be burning or leaking its oil. Either way, discuss this with Fremont Foreign Auto when you are in for an oil change.
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