What Is Synthetic Oil?

Synthetic oil is a lubricant that consists of artificially manufactures chemical compounds. In some cases, synthetic oil is created by using chemically modified petroleum components. This is done in a manner to avoid utilizing whole crude oil. Other raw materials that are unrelated to whole crude oil can also be utilized in the manufacturing of synthetic oil.

One of the primary benefits associated with synthetic oil is the fact that it provides higher viscosity performance at service temperature extremes. This includes extremes of both hot and cold temperatures. In addition, synthetic oil increases horsepower and torque because it causes less initial drag on an engine. Finally, synthetic oil appears to improve fuel efficiency and possibly even extend engine life.

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