Here we try to summarise what are the specific characteristics and advantages of synthetic oils?
As with mineral oils, there are differing levels of quality within the definition of synthetic oils, but the general advantages are:
- Better flow at low temperatures enabling thinner oils to be manufactured. Thinner oils are required by modern engine designers to help reduce fuel consumption and emissions.
- Higher film strength thereby reducing wear.
- More stable and less volatile at high temperatures, reducing oil consumption.
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