Synthetic Oil Change Interval

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Staying up to date on vehicle maintenance is crucial for vehicle longevity. One extremely important area of vehicle maintenance is assuring your engine is working as best as it possibly can. Your engine, which is the heartbeat of your vehicle, needs to be treated just as you would treat your own heart. That’s where engine oil comes into play.

Many drivers may have noticed or been recommended to switch to synthetic oil for their vehicle, which may raise some questions. To help the drivers of Springfield, Callaway, and Panama City better understand what synthetic oil and synthetic oil change intervals are, we here at VW of Panama City have put together this synthetic oil change interval resource guide.

Keep reading to learn more and contact us with any questions!

What is Synthetic Oil?

Car Engine OilSynthetic oil, similar to conventional oil, is the fluid that maintains the function of your engine. Synthetic oils starts with an oil base but is highly purified and distilled until its broken down into molecules. From there, powder additives and carrier oils, which ensure even distribution of additives, are added to this molecular oil.

Being a highly purified oil allows for many benefits in addition to keeping your engine healthy. These benefits include:

  • Less friction
  • Possible better fuel efficiency
  • Less engine sludge
  • Fewer emissions

All of these additional benefits are possible because of the highly purified synthetic oil.

Synthetic Change Intervals

Traditionally, your conventional engine oil should be changed every 5,000 miles. If it’s not changed at this time, your engine oil becomes thicker and has more sludge in it, which has a drastic effect on your engine performance.

With synthetic oils, on the other hand, you may find it has a much longer life.

While each manufacturer is different, generally full synthetic oils need to be changed every 7,500 miles. Although, some synthetic oils can last up to 15,000 miles before needing to be changed. To be sure, double check your trusted mechanic as to how often your synthetic oil should be changed.

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There are some factors that could affect the interval in which you change your synthetic oil. Some factors include frequent short-distance travels, towing, extreme driving conditions, and more.

To get an idea of the condition of your synthetic oil, it’s recommended to check your engine oil about once per month. Refer to your owner’s manual to learn more about how to check your engine oil.

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Importance of Oil Changes

Oil PouringOnce again, think of your engine as your heart. You need to keep your heart healthy and pumping strong. Though, over time some impurities may find their way into your system. If not taken care of, these impurities can prevent proper blood flow, which in return leads to higher strain on your heart.

The same can be said about your engine, which relies on engine oil to stay as healthy as possible. This oil works to filter out dirt and impurities from your engine, keep it cool, and make sure that all the working parts are property lubricated.

If your engine oil isn’t changed, these impurities start to build up and create a sludge. This sludge makes it more difficult for your oil to work as it was created to, which could lead to issues with your engine. Changing your oil regularly helps promote engine endurance and can reduce the risk of issues later down the road with your engine.

Where to Get Your Synthetic Oil Changed

Thankfully, changing your synthetic oil is no different from changing your conventional oil. This service can quickly be performed by one of our technicians at our service center. To have your oiled changed so you can keep cruising the streets of Springfield, Callaway, and Panama City for miles to come, visit us at VW of Panama City.

Schedule your maintenance appointment today!

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Volkswagen of Panama City
Volkswagen of Panama City
3605 E 15th St
Panama City, FL, 32404 US
(850) 257-2800
Volkswagen of Panama City 30.1756692, -85.6043328.