How Much Better is Synthetic Oil?

Engine oil prevents metal against metal wear by forming a thin layer of lubricant between the moving parts of your engine. Under extreme heat and over time, conventional oil thins, degrades, and loses its protective ability. Synthetic oil is created to laboratory specifications and custom designed to outperform and outlast conventional oil.

Synthetic oil contains a multitude of compounds and additives to extend the life of your engine. These include:

  • Detergent additives to deactivate contaminates and prevent sludge deposits.
  • Antioxidant additives to prevent corrosion and inhibit rust.
  • Antiwear agents to extend the life of the lubricant.
  • Lubrication at extreme temperatures is assured by a combination of viscosity index extenders, to maintain adequate at high temperatures, and pour point depressants to insure lubrication at extremely low temperatures.
  • Anti-friction elements, such as molybdenum disulfide, further reduce metal against metal abrasion.

The service techs here at Valley Imports Mitsubishi have the training and experience to keep your vehicle in like-new condition. If you are not sure of your car's needs, call our service department and set up an appointment. We can help.

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