Ever wonder what makes synthetic oil different from conventional motor oil? At BMW Portland we are here to keep you informed! So let's go over the basics. Synthetic oil is a scientifically modified oil that has been improved upon in a number of ways to last longer and protect your vehicle better. It has characteristics that are more advanced than conventional oil including less evaporative loss and a higher viscosity index.

Many of the current vehicle manufacturers of today insist that you use conventional motor oil in your vehicle, and you would be smart to do just that. You do, however, have the option of using a synthetic blend, which is simply a mixture of conventional and synthetic motor oils. Synthetic blend is a cheaper option that is a middle ground between conventional and synthetic oils. Remember to always use the oil that is recommended by your vehicle manufacturer for the best results!



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