How do Extreme Temperatures Affect Synthetic Oil?

One of the main factors that you should take into consideration when thinking about changing from conventional motor oil to synthetic motor oil is the ambient temperature. As is the case with all oils, the ambient temperature has a singular effect. Cold temperatures thicken oil while hot temperatures make oil run.

Synthetic oils are less likely to change consistency due to temperature changes than conventional oils. This does not mean that synthetic oils retain the same consistency at all temperatures; it means that the consistency of synthetic oils is retained for longer periods under higher and lower temperature conditions. Thus, when starting an engine in a hot or cold environment, the lubricating film provided by synthetic oils is more likely to have remained on the engine parts, regardless of ambient temperatures.

Come to our auto maintenance facility in Loves Park, IL to switch your engine to synthetic oil during hot or cold seasons.

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