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03/11/2020
Although synthetic and conventional oils differ in performance and in their manufacturing process, both are derived from crude oil and other fossil fuels. Learn more about them and the best synthetic oil in Helenville through this post.

In need of the best synthetic oil in HelenvilleKings Lube is the way to go. Contact (262) 443-7975 or visit AMSOIL's website to shop online to learn more about the subject.



No matter if it's synthetic or conventional, engine oil consists of two fundamental components: additives and base oils. Additives combat chemical decomposition, neutralize acids, and provide additional protection against wear and tear, among other advantages, depending on their purpose and formula. Base oils aim to decrease wear, minimize friction and reduce heat. Before delving any further into the subject, it's important to mention what base oils are:

Base Oils

These components are produced through the refining of petroleum and are used in the fabrication of conventional oil. Refineries distill impurities during this procedure by applying heat in order to split it into different products; such as gasoline, airplane fuel, diesel, and heating fuel. Synthetic oils are chemically blended, they aren't distilled. So while refining crude oil, its molecules are reduced to their fundamental components by several chemical reactions. And through uniform molecules, usually ethylene, synthetic base oils are the outcome of a base that has been purified and doesn't include the irregular molecules found in conventional base oils. As stated by the American Petroleum Institute (API), base oils are classified into five different categories: · Group I: This category is the least refined since it mostly consists of the base oils found in conventional petroleum. · Group II: This group is most present in conventional formulas and provide a decent control in what concerns to oxidation and viscosity. · Group III: Out of all the five groups, these are bound to the highest level of mineral oil refining. The base oils in Group III aren't chemically processed but are usually mixed with additives and put on the market as synthetic or semi-synthetic items. · Group IV: Synthetic oils made of Poly-alpha-olefins also known as PAO, fall into this category. Since PAO oils are steadier in extreme conditions, they adapt to any kind of weather. · Group V: These are mainly used to create oil additives and aren't used as base oils, though they have positive effects when added in the formulation of other base oils.

To learn more about AMSOIL products and how a regular synthetic oil change in Helenville can save you time and money on your vehicle's maintenance, call Kings Lube at (262) 443-7975.

Conventional vs. Synthetics

First, let's get something straight since each one has a devoted following, it's not easy to determine a winner in terms of conventional oil and synthetics. Like their synthetic counterparts, conventional oils go through an extensive refining process where additives are incorporated to provide a longer service life, assist in friction reduction and look after engine wear. Even if synthetics are extracted from crude petroleum, their refinement process is more extensive, their base oils are of higher quality, and their additives were specially designed to work under extreme temperatures and protect against further wear. Due to a high viscosity index, synthetics are more resistant to intense heat and flow better at low temperatures, which prevents engine deterioration. Generally, synthetics are less resistant to wear, which makes them last longer. Plus, even if synthetic oils improve the performance of modern vehicles, that doesn't mean they cannot be used in old-fashioned motors; another good tip is to use it as an ointment for older engines or those more prone to mud accumulation. Sometimes, if the vehicle makes you stop often, the problem might be due to the oil not getting hot enough to evaporate moisture and impurities. That can expedite a breakdown of conventional oil. Besides, if you live in a place with very hot summers and ice-cold winters, or if your vehicle is required to load or transport heavy materials, synthetic oil won't break down as easily as conventional oil. If the latter is your scenario, AMSOIL's Series 3000 5W-30 Synthetic Heavy-Duty Diesel Oil supplies outstanding lubrication in both diesel and gasoline engines. Lastly, next time you find yourself trying to choose between synthetic or conventional oil, take into consideration which one aligns better with the needs of the vehicle and don't overlook what's stated in the vehicle's manual.

Visit Kings Lube online store or call (262) 443-7975 for an authorized AMSOIL dealer that can provide top quality synthetic oil in Helenville.

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