Choosing Synthetic Oil for Your Vehicle

When you get an oil change for your car, you may glance up at the prices and wonder why the synthetic oil is so much more expensive than the traditional oil. The answer is that there are many reasons the synthetic oil is more expensive, and it is a good idea to educate yourself on which motor oil it is a good choice to maintain your car’s engine.

All oil is not created equal.

The major difference between the two types of oil is that conventional oil is drilled; that is was deposited from the dinosaurs, and synthetic oil is man-made, or synthesized, sometimes using raw materials other than crude oil. Conventional oil is refined, but many impurities can still be present in it, and they can build up in your car’s engine over time. There are also synthetic blends, which combine crude oils with the synthetic oil.
The benefits of synthetic oil.

• Synthetic oils handle extreme temperatures better than conventional oil. Oil is meant to keep your engine lubricated and running smoothly. Conventional oil can break down when exposed to high heat, so synthetic oils have a huge advantage in this area. When the oil breaks down or evaporates, your engine is left more vulnerable to wear as it is less lubricated.
• You can go longer between oil changes with synthetic oil. Since it is chemically engineered, and does not break down or need to be changed to flush out leftover sludge, synthetic oil does not have to be changed as often.
• Better fuel ecomony – although it may be a very small difference of only 2 or 3 per cent, better fuel economy is always a welcome improvement. It lets you know your engine is running better than it was, too.

Many mechanics agree that synthetic oil is worth the extra expense. If it is time for you next oil change, pull in to Full Circle Auto Wash to have it done. There are five valley locations, which you can find at The mechanics there will help advise you the best choice for your particular vehicle and situation. All lubricants today are extremely better than just a few decades ago, and the most important thing for your engine is to have the oil change done in a timely manner and keep your engine lubricated.

Importance of a Regular Oil Change

When it comes to maintaining your vehicle, a routine oil change can pay off in the long run. Oil plays a vital role in your vehicle’s engine. By scheduling a regular oil change, you can prevent having to pay a large sum of money down the road in costly repairs.

What Oil Does For Your Car: Engine oil functions in three major ways. The oil in your engine helps to keep the many components of your engine working together smoothly. There can be thousands of controlled detonations happening every minute inside of your engine, which can create a lot of heat. Engine oil helps to draw the heat away from the combustion chamber and prevents it from potentially overheating. In addition, oil helps to prevent carbon and varnishes from accumulating in the engine.

When To Change Engine Oil: Oil changes are typically recommended based on when a certain mileage or time limit has been reached. The most common recommendation is 3,000 miles or three months, whichever is reached first. However, experts will tend to say trust your odometer. Driving will tend to take more of a tole on your engine than if your car were to be sitting for three months.

What Happens When You Don’t Change Your Oil: A reoccurring problem we see in engines whose oil isn’t changed on a regular basis is buildup in the cooler parts of the engine, like the crankcase and around the camshafts and valves. This can lead to carbon deposits, or sludge, coming out of the old oil. This can lead to a costly engine cleaning or force you to replace worn-out piston rings. In addition, the pistons could eventually seize or the camshafts could be damaged. These repairs can be costly, and make a few high end oil changes look like pocket change. Scheduling routine oil changes can be really cheap insurance for your engine.

Here at Full Circle Autowash, our mission is to provide our customers fast, quality and courteous service at a fair price while providing our employees a great environment to work and grow. Full Circle’s Complete Car Care goes far beyond just ‘Keep it Clean.’ Your vehicle needs more than a wash and wax to continue running smoothly. Full Circle offers full oil & lube services to keep your car or truck running as good as it looks. In addition to changing your oil, Full Circle Autowash can also maintain your coolant, transmission and power steering fluids, as well as engine flush and treatments. Check out our many valley wide locations and put your car in good hands.