Motor oil classification can sometimes be confusing. At Lithia Chrysler Jeep Dodge of Grand Forks, we're here to help you understand everything you need to know about your vehicle, so let's talk about 21st-century oil.

Synthetic oil is a wonder of automotive technology, but the term requires a little explanation. Put simply, conventional oil results from traditional methods of drilling and refining crude oil. Conversely, synthetic oil is produced in a lab. Scientists formulate synthetic oil using chemical compounds.

You might wonder why synthetic oil is useful. It provides stronger resistance to viscosity breakdown and more reliability at temperature extremes. Put another way, synthetic oil lasts longer and protects better. In fact, its development is the main reason today's vehicles can go much farther than their predecessors between oil changes. If you're unsure what type of oil would best suit your vehicle, reach out to us. Our expert techs in Grand Forks, ND are happy to help.

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