August 05, 2011
Updated November 15, 2019
The answer is pretty simple. In the battle for synthetic or conventional oil, synthetic oil wins every time.
Synthetic engine oils are structured with very specific properties. They provide stronger oxidative protection against breakdown and lower evaporation rates under high temperature conditions. Synthetics also excel at low temperature operation and provide superior film strength.
What do all of these features mean to the vehicle owner?
Unfortunately, due to high manufacturing costs, full synthetic oils still aren’t the norm for most automakers. But not to worry! Even synthetic blends, which can range on average at 20–50 percent synthetic base oil use, can offer substantial performance increases over non-synthetic versions.
Don’t pop the hood yet. Make sure you prep your engine first.
Before switching, get a BG Engine Performance Service using one of BG’s full synthetic oils, BG Advanced Formula MOA®, BG Platinum™ 44K® and BG EPR® Engine Performance Restoration®. This service will remove tough carbon deposits from the piston rings as well as the rest of the engine oil system.
So when it comes to conventional vs. synthetic oil, why should you switch? Because, price means nothing if performance doesn’t follow. Synthetics offer benefits that are worth the higher price. How much do you value your engine?