Cold weather driving
Oil thickens significantly at low temperatures, slowing it from reaching critical engine components at start-up.
Compared to conventional oil, synthetic oil:
- Provides improved protection at lower temperatures, which results in quicker, easier starts, minimizing wear on the engine. In fact, approximately 20% of engine wear occurs on start up.
- Retains its superior low temperature properties, so you can expect this performance for the duration of the oil’s life.
Your oil may be too thin to protect your engine. Maintaining film strength under high loads and temperatures is critical to preventing wear.
- Have superior film strength at high temperatures, protecting your engine against wear under heavy loads
- Ensure you experience less engine wear and help you avoid costly maintenance
Driving in stop-and-go traffic every day can really have an impact on the engine as it heats up beyond normal temperatures.
High temperatures cause thermal breakdown of the oil and deposit formation. Synthetics resist breakdown resulting in cleaner running engines with better performance and fuel economy.
Frequent short trips
Frequent, short trips cause sludge formation due to lack of warm-up. Low engine temperatures don’t drive off water from the combustion process and residual fuel, causing moisture.
Synthetics resist sludge formation and maintain oil flow for longer lasting engine protection.