How Often to Change Synthetic Oil

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Keeping up to date with your oil change schedule is the best way to ensure that your car, truck, or SUV is always running smooth and safe on Halifax-area roads. Conventional motor oil should be changed every 8,000 to 12,000 kilometres, but how often do you change synthetic oil? It is recommended that you have synthetic oil changed every 12,000 to 16,000 kilometres. You should consult your owner’s manual to find the specific synthetic oil change schedule for your make and model. Learn more about how often to change synthetic oil, and if your vehicle is due for its next synthetic oil change, schedule a service appointment today in Dartmouth at MacPhee Ford!

 

Synthetic vs. Conventional Oil

Synthetic oil is produced through specialized refinement that increases its effectiveness and helps it last longer than conventional oil. While synthetic oil costs more than conventional oil, it is required for some vehicles. Your owner’s manual will have information on exactly what type of motor oil is recommended for your car. If you are unable to access your owner’s manual, feel free to stop by the MacPhee Ford Service Centre. Our team will be happy to help you determine what kind of oil is right for your vehicle.

Advantages of Synthetic Oil

Some of the benefits of synthetic oil that you will enjoy when driving in and around Sackville include:

  • Extended Oil Change Interval – Vehicles that require synthetic oil can go as long as 16,000 kilometres between oil changes..
  • More Tolerant of Higher Temperatures – When subjected to higher engine temperatures, synthetic oil maintains its viscosity, which in turn helps it last longer than conventional oil.
  • Better for Performance – Synthetic oil also has an increased resistance to oxidation, which allows it to stay cleaner for longer, improving performance

Is it Okay to Mix Synthetic and Conventional Oil?

While it is safe to mix synthetic and conventional oil, it is not recommended. Mixing the two will decrease the enhanced performance advantages of synthetic oil. If your owner’s manual recommends synthetic oil for your vehicle, you should avoid mixing it with conventional oil.

How Much is a Full Synthetic Oil Change?

Now that you have an idea about how often to change synthetic oil, you may be wondering just how much a synthetic oil change will cost. The price of a synthetic oil change varies depending on the vehicle and the grade of oil used. Contact our Service Centre to find out what our current synthetic oil change pricing is. Make sure to ask about our rotating service specials and oil change coupons to take advantage of some of the best deals in the Bedford area.

Schedule Your Next Synthetic Oil Change Today at MacPhee Ford

If your car, truck, or SUV is due for its next synthetic or conventional oil change, stop by our Service Centre in Dartmouth. Our expert team can handle all of your recommended vehicle maintenance, from oil changes and tire rotations, to brake service and wheel alignment. Give us a call at 902-434-7700 if you have any questions.

 

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