“A very crucial benefit of synthetic oil over regular oil is that it flows easier in cold weather, very important considering our cold Canadian winters.”
Oil Changes Keep Things Running Smoothly
To keep your car running at its best its important to take care of it. Regular maintenance is a must to not only check that everything is functioning but also to detect any issues as early as possible. One thing that is very crucial to maintenance of your car is getting an oil change often. We consulted our Certified Mazda technicians about the benefits of using a synthetic oil vs a regular oil. Before we go too deep into that its worth discussing the main advantages of oil in general.
The main function of oil is to reduce friction between the different moving components in the engine. Allowing the different components to move smoothly against each other reduces the wear and tear on the components, allowing them to function for longer. Oil filters also reduce harmful deposits that might accumulate within the engine. These deposits can reduce performance over time. The brief video below gives a quick overview of how engine oil works and how it is distributed throughout the engine.
A crucial benefit of synthetic oil is that it flows easier in cold weather. This is very important considering our cold Canadian winters. Lower temperatures make lubricants more viscous, making them harder to move around. This negatively impacts how well they lubricate the moving gears and bearings within the engine. This increases the friction between components accelerating wear and tear.
Longer Lasting and More Efficient
Synthetic oil lasts longer, with change intervals recommended between 7000km to 10000km. At Angevaaare Mazda we recommend having an oil change every 8000km or 6months for Mazda vehicles model year 2016 and newer. We recommend that older Mazda vehicles receive an oil change every 4months or 8000km. Longer change intervals also have the added environmental benefit of producing less oil waste.
Synthetic oil also tends to improve horsepower and torque due to less initial drag on the engine because of better lubrication. This also has the benefit of improving fuel economy as the engine runs more efficiently if its components have less friction between them.
These are some benefits our team of engineers put together on the benefits of using synthetic oil. At Angevaare Mazda we understand the importance of having your vehicle running at its best. To make it easier for you we have extremely competitive rates for an oil change. Contact our Service Department to book an oil change today.