Synthetic motor oil has been around for a long time in Whitefield and more and more new cars are leaving
factories with synthetic in their engines. But a lot of Augusta don't really know much about it. Let's start with
conventional oil – the kind Whitefield folks are used to. Conventional oil is made up of naturally occurring
hydrocarbon chains, which means its molecules are long and have various lengths. Like a pile of pencils,
some of them new and some of them used.
Synthetic oil is man-made. Its molecules are more uniform and regular in shape – more similar to marbles
than pencils. Some synthetic oil starts with a petroleum base that's modified and others are entirely
synthesized from other materials.
Synthetic motor oil works better in both hot and cold Augusta temperatures. It's more chemically stable so
it doesn't readily evaporate or breakdown in the high heat produced inside your vehicle engine. This means
it resists turning to sludge, which is a real engine killer.
Remember that marbles and pencils thing we were talking about? Well, that makes synthetic oil slipperier
than conventional oil which means less friction in your engine. Your vehicle engine runs cooler, wears
less and lasts longer. You also get a boost in power and maybe even an improvement in .
Synthetic oil also lasts longer so you change it less often – which is great for the environment. With longer
oil change intervals, you need an oil filter specifically built for the longer service life of synthetic oil. Talk with
your friendly and knowledgeable Hardman's Auto Sales service advisor about synthetic oil and synthetic
blends – they might be just what you need to improve engine performance and extend the life of your vehicle.
Give us a call
Hardman's Auto Sales
444 Wiscasset Road
Whitefield, ME 04353