You know the importance of getting an oil change, but did you know that there are different options of what kind of oil change to choose from? The two main options you will have are “conventional” or ‘synthetic.” So to help you decide which kind of oil change is best for your car, we have detailed each option below along with some pros and cons for each kind.

Conventional Oil

               The obvious advantage of conventional oil is that it’s cheaper. If saving money is of the highest importance for you, conventional oil should be you first option. If you have an economy car such as a Corolla or Camry, your car will run just fine on conventional oil. Conventional oil comes strictly from petroleum, which means you know exactly what you are getting. However, oil derived directly from petroleum could corrupt quicker than the synthetic version which means you may have to get oil changes in shorter intervals.




-Easy to Obtain

-Great performance for many vehicles


Synthetic Oil

               If you’re the kind of person that really cares about the long-term health of your engine, synthetic oil carries a ton of advantages. Instead of coming directly from petroleum like conventional oil, synthetic oil is a result of chemicals artificially made. The result, experts say, is that synthetic oil changes last three times as long as conventional, while also being cleaner solution for both you engine and the environment. Synthetic oil is also much better than conventional at handling extreme temperatures.



-Lasts Longer

-Much better for your engine

-Cleaner for the environment


So, which kind of oil change is best for you? You can always consult your owner’s manual for your manufacturer’s recommendation. Or, stop by Nalley Toyota Stonecrest for the expert advice of our Service team. We will be more than happy to give you our recommendation and perform your next oil change on-site. Visit our Service page to schedule your appointment today.



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