Synthetic Motor Oil has become more and more popular in today’s society and people have educated themselves on the money they can save by using them. From grease to gear lube, it is essential for an automobile to have lubrication.
Dating back several thousand years, the Romans used animal fat that was dipped on a rag to lubricate their wagon wheels. Things started to pick up in the nineteenth century with the industrial revolution. Major changes took place in the transportation industry as well as agriculture, mining and manufacturing. The first real synthetic oils appeared during World War II used in aircraft engines.
Synthetic motor oil by comparison of petroleum-based products is a little more expensive to purchase initially but the savings will add up very quickly. For example:
Let’s say you purchase petroleum-based oil and filter for your car and you do your own oil changes. The cost of that oil, depending on where you go and the brand you purchase, could be around 4-5 dollars per quart and a filter for about the same price as a quart of oil, depending on brand and store you get it from. Now for the sake of conversation, we’ll use some simple math to show how synthetic motor oil can save you money.
All of us who have driven a while have been conditioned to change the oil in a vehicle around three thousand miles. An oil change cost per change is only about thirty dollars. Let’s say you drive fifteen thousand miles in one year. That’s five oil changes which equal approximately one hundred and fifty dollars you will spend just on oil and filter.
A synthetic motor oil cost per quart, again depending on where you purchase it, might be as much as ten dollars per quart which is twice as much as petroleum motor oil and a good quality filter as much as fifteen dollars. That’s three times the cost!
(Here’s is where you will save money by using synthetic motor oil.) The formulation of some synthetic motor oils will allow you to go fifteen thousand miles on one change. You can spend sixty-five dollars on an oil change with synthetic oil for the fifteen thousand miles or you can spend one hundred and fifty dollars on petroleum-based oils for the same amount of miles driven. That’s a big savings over a period of one year, not to mention these factors:
• You’ll save yourself the time of four oil changes per year when using synthetic motor oil.
• From the green end of things, there is less waste oil to dispose of and that helps the environment.
• Synthetic motor oils reduce friction which in turn reduces heat and that will save on wear and tear on the vehicle.
• You will see a difference in fuel efficiency with synthetic oil.
• Easier cold weather starts.
All of these benefits add up to help reduce operating costs. Synthetic Motor Oil is a way to save money, time, and helps preserve the environment.