Top 10 Deceptions Of Synthetic Oil

Synthetic oils have been widely used across the world for over two decades now. Unfortunately there are quite a number of misconceptions that have been spread about these predicts. This article looks at and dispels some of these misleading myths about the synthetic oils.

10. Producing a lot of sludge:

The purpose of synthetic oils, in the first place, is reducing sludge. Moreover the lubricants are cleaner than most petroleum products. Petroleum products have components that form sludge when heated.

9. Last a lifetime:

The synthetic lubricants need to be changed after some period of time just like their petroleum counterparts. The combustion that happens in engines creates soot and moisture that makes the synthetic lubricants viscosity less effective.

8. Are too thin:

Since thickness or viscosity is a very important characteristic of any lubricant, any lubricant that is too thin is said to be ineffective. Regardless of the product from which the product is made from once it’s under SEA grade classification it has to be thick enough and hence synthetic lubricants are thick.

7. Costs too much:

Study shows that through the numerous tests done on both the synthetic lubricants and petroleum products, the former have proven to be more efficient in terms of fuel utilization and giving the engine a long lifespan. The amount of money that you’ll save on gas and the reduced repair costs will be very cost-effective at the end of the day. Therefore, you shouldn’t think about the initial cost of the synthetic lubricants really.

6. Don’t have compatibility with petroleum products:

As a matter of fact the synthetic lubricants in the market today can be well-matched with petroleum lubricants. Gone are the days when certain manufacturers of synthetic lubricants used fake ingredients that made the products incompatible with petroleum products.

5. Damage seals:

Both the synthetic and petroleum lubricants have seal damage problems. Some additives are used in such situations so as to prevent damage to the seals like seal swell or hardening.

4. Are not easily accessible:

With the number of synthetic lubricant companies growing day in day out, the synthetic lubricants are more accessible nowadays than before. There are numerous alternatives of a wide range of synthetic lubricants in supermarkets and local service stations.

Deceptions Of Synthetic Oil

3. Void warranties:

There are major vehicle manufacturers who advice their customers to use synthetic lubricants on their vehicle engines. Others do the filling practically in their manufacturing plants.

2. Ineffective for vehicles that use oxygen sensors:

Both the synthetic and petroleum lubricants are both comprised of compounds that don’t affect the oxygen sensors of such vehicles. In fact, the vehicle will even run more efficiently because the synthetics tend to run cleaner in such situations.

1. Make vehicles to consume more lubricant:

The fact that a better sealing will take place between the piston springs and the cylinder walls, means there is no way a synthetic lubricant will cause the engine to consume more lubricant than it’s actually supposed to. The lubricant will never cause such a situation provided the engine is in a good working condition.

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