Synthetic vs. Conventional Oil: The Definitive Guide

Synthetic vs. conventional oil

Many motorists are switching to synthetic motor oil for the first time. Find out everything you need to know about synthetic vs. conventional motor oil.



Synthetic Oil Beats Conventional in AAA Test

Pouring oil

My mother took the Culligan Man to task not long ago. Not the flesh-and-blood Culligan Man, but the actor on TV.



What is the difference between synthetic and conventional oil?

Motor oil, whether synthetic or petroleum-based, consists of molecular chains of hydrogen and carbon atoms, referred to as hydrocarbons. Petroleum crude oil is a thick, highly flammable dark-brown or greenish liquid with high energy density. Many contaminating elements exist in this complex mixture of hydrocarbons, including sulfur, nitrogen, oxygen and metal components such as nickel

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