Synthetic Oil is Better for Extreme Southern-Texas Heat

In a new study conducted by AAA, synthetic oil performed 47-percent better than conventional motor oil across a series of eight tests. These tests were designed to evaluate the performance of oil in lubricating, protecting from wear and corrosion, cleaning, and cooling engines.

One major indicator is how well the oil maintains flow and viscosity under extreme temperatures.

At the southern tip of Texas, Harlingen-area drivers know how harsh a hot climate can be on a vehicle. After long commutes in the blistering summer heat, many an engine has suffered from thinned oil that can no longer protect the engine, leading to premature wear-and-tear, and visits to our Chevy repair center.

"With its superior resistance to deterioration, AAA’s findings indicate that synthetic oil is particularly beneficial to newer vehicles with turbo-charged engines and for vehicles that frequently drive in stop-and-go traffic, tow heavy loads, or operate in extreme hot or cold conditions," said John Nielsen, managing director of Automotive Engineering and Repair at AAA.

Next time you visit us for an oil change, ask for synthetic oil. It may cost a little more in the short-term, but its superior protection means a healthier engine in the long run.

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