When it comes to picking oil, it’s not apples to oranges as much as we wish it were. Choosing between Conventional Oil, Semi-Synthetic Oil or Full Synthetic can be highly impactful to both your wallet and the performance of your vehicle.
It’s the classic. Mostly used for “classics” or rather, any vehicle with a simpler engine and low miles. People often opt for conventional oil changes when money is tight or if the less expensive option is preferred. How often should you change conventional oil? The classic rule of thumb – once every 3,000 miles.
This is for more up-to-date cars. The cars with more complicated engines. Though this is at a higher price point, it lasts longer, is made to help your car perform better than it would by using conventional oil and is the recommended oil for most cars now. How often should you change semi-synthetic oil? Semi-Synthetic Oil can run anywhere from 5,000 to 6,000 miles. The way it is developed helps it to last longer and perform better for your vehicle.
In the oil hierarchy, full synthetic is the more expensive oil for the more expensive cars that are truly performance based. How often should you change full synthetic oil? Generally with this high grade of oil, you can go about 7,500 miles between changes. But we recommend following your owner’s manual for a more accurate estimation.
In the end, synthetic oil is best practice for your vehicle. The way the chemical compounds are put together provide more of a complete protection for your engine and the various parts it interacts with. At La Fontaine Honda, our service team uses only genuine OEM parts and products when working on your vehicle. By doing so, you are guaranteed to be getting the best care for your car by using only products that the manufacturer approves of to restore your vehicle back to its original health and condition. Drivers all around the Dearborn area choose La Fontaine Honda for their vehicle needs for a reason. Book your appointment today!
LaFontaine Honda Service Center, South Telegraph Road, Dearborn, MI, USA