Choosing synthetic oil over conventional offers quite a few benefits. While it's true that conventional may be less expensive, it doesn't offer the same advantages. So what are the added bonuses of synthetic oil? Better viscosity performance at temperature extremes; better lubrication during cold weather; better resistance to oxidation, oil sludge problems and thermal breakdown; and longer engine life, amongst several more benefits listed below.
Using synthetic oil means you won't need an oil change as often — between 7,500 and 10,000 miles, whereas conventional only offers 5,000 to 7,5000.
Synthetic oil doesn't contain waxes, which can make your oil thicken overnight. This reduction in thickening means better fuel economy.
With the additives found in synthetic oil (but not found in conventional oil), your engine is better protected, and they can keep your engine clean.
If you've been discovering oil stains on your garage floor or on your driveway, it's most likely you have an oil leak. Leaks start to happen as a car grows older due to the breakdown of gaskets and seals — and the internal engine forces oil through these cracks and gaps in the seals. You'll commonly find leaks in the valve cover gasket, oil pan gasket and oil plug. You should never ignore a leak, as a tiny leak can rapidly become a bigger problem, causing damage from low oil pressure. If you think your Nissan has a leak, bring it to us today and let our certified technicians diagnose and repair the source of the leak.
To maintain proper lubrication of the engine, your Nissan needs the correct amount of oil. A higher level of friction can create permanent damage to the engine. Two main causes for a low oil pressure light is that the oil level is too low or there's a malfunction in the oil pump (or engine itself). If you discover that the light remains on after starting the engine (or if the light pops on while you're driving), be sure to give your car immediate attention.
Don't forget that regular oil changes are important to keep your Nissan running like new. As we've explained above, there are some great benefits to the use of synthetic oil rather than conventional, but be sure to refer to your owner's manual to find out which is best for your Nissan. Located at 6137 Johnston Street, Lafayette LA. We proudly serve customers near Lafayette, New Iberia and Abbeville.