Synthetic Oil vs. Synthetic Blend, Which Oil Should I Use?
Years ago changing your engines oil was a pretty simple task, many of us might have even done it in the driveway. Just drain the oil, spin on a new filter and put some oil in, do it every 3 months or 3,000 miles and your all good. Today things have changed, conventional oil, synthetic oil, or synthetic blend? 0w20, 5w20, 0w30,5w30, 10w30, 0w40, 5w40, 10w40? What oil should you use? Every vehicles engine calls for a specific oil type and oil weight. You should refer to the owners manual to find out what your vehicle calls for. Even though the oil cap says 5W30, is it supposed to be Full Synthetic? Synthetic Blend, or Conventional?
The next question is, where is the Oil Filter? The best answer for these questions is to take it to the trained professionals at Finzels Mastertech. Having your vehicle serviced at Finzels Mastertech and at the right intervals will extend the life of your vehicle. If your vehicle calls for Full Synthetic Oil, then your service intervals can be between 7500 and 10,000 miles. When your service interval is extended out this far it is critical to use a filter that provides proper filtration throughout those miles. At Finzels Mastertech we use an upgraded oil filter that exceeds OEM specifications when performing Full Synthetic Oil service. Most quick lube oil change places only have a generic, economy filter to use for all applications.
Now, if your vehicle is like most, it probably requires a Synthetic Blend Oil. Synthetic Blend Oils combine a conventional oil and synthetic oil to cover extended service intervals. Extended service intervals means your vehicle has an on board computer that identifies your driving habits and notifies you when its ready with an oil change message. These systems typically set up service intervals between 5,000 and 7500 miles. As you can see the days of conventional oil and 3 months 3,000 mile oil changes are gone. The good news is you don't have to bring your vehicle in for service as often. Finzels Mastertech performs a comprehensive inspection with every Oil Change. You can trust that your vehicle receives the proper oil and filter required by the vehicles manufacturer at Finzels Mastertech.
The last part of vehicle service is to reset or relearn the on board computer system so that you are properly informed when your next service is due. Finzels Mastertech also has our own reminder system to inform you by text and email when your next service is due. There are many factors that are considered when it comes to the proper oil to use. Synthetic Oil or Synthetic Blend Oil? Leave it to the professionals at Finzels Mastertech.