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How is synthetic oil different than conventional oil?

You have likely heard all about different oil types when you take your Volkswagen in for an oil change. We have conventional and synthetic motor oils, but what is the difference? Is one better for your vehicle than the other? Keep reading to learn more. 

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Conventional motor oil vs. synthetic motor oil person pouring motor oil into engine

To some, the most glaring difference between synthetic and conventional oil is the price. An oil change service with synthetic oil may be twice as expensive, but there’s a good reason for that. Synthetic oil is far better for your engine than conventional oil because it is much more refined. It simply lets your engine run better and contributes to better performance. It also offers greater protection in extreme heat and bitter cold. The only advantage of conventional oil is that it is usually less expensive. We recommend using synthetic oil to almost all drivers. 

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Come on down to Capistrano Volkswagen for your next oil change or any other service you need. We are here to be your one-stop VW shop. Our technicians are some of the best in the area and are experts on all things VW. You can also place an order for or request a quote for any parts you need. You can take the parts home for a DIY project or let our professionals install them. Anything you need, we can get it for you! Come to Capistrano Volkswagen to learn more about all of the services we offer! 

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