I recently saw an ad for synthetic oil in Ukiah. I really hadn’t heard about it before, so I asked my helpful West Coast Muffler & Auto Repair service professional for some background. Basically the inside of your engine gets really hot because of friction from the moving parts and from burning fuel. Oil lubricates the moving parts to keep them from getting too hot.
The problem comes when oil turns to sludge, which is kind of a thick jelly. Sludge clogs up little passages so that the oil can’t protect parts of the engine. So the two best ways for Ukiah drivers to prevent sludge build-up is to always change their oil on schedule; and to use synthetic oil.
Synthetic oil’s much more resistant to becoming sludge than conventional oil. My Ukiah technician says it has the added benefit of lasting longer than conventional oil so the recommended change interval can be longer.
The thing I think is cool is that synthetic oil is slipperier than conventional oil. Regular oil molecules are long chains where synthetic oil molecules are rounder. It’s like, which is slipperier, a pile of pencils or a pile of marbles? This means that synthetic oil does a better job of lubricating my engine so it doesn’t get as hot, or wear as fast.
Using synthetic oil can help Ukiah auto owners improve engine performance and help their engine last longer. I’m really glad my service specialist filled me in on synthetic oil. Maybe you should consider synthetic for your next oil change at West Coast Muffler & Auto Repair.
At West Coast Muffler & Auto Repair in Ukiah CA (95482) we install quality NAPA replacement parts. Give us a call at (707) 462-6920. To learn more about NAPA AutoCare, visit www.NAPAAutoCare.com