While an oil change is one of the simplest types of service that you can get at our Mazda service center, it still involves a number of different types of oil from which to choose. What exactly is the difference between standard motor oil and synthetic oil anyway?

Here at our Mazda service center, our mechanics would like to help you make an educated choice when it comes to motor oil. These are the different types of motor oil that you can put into your Mazda car.

Synthetic Oil

When you request an oil change at our Mazda service center, our mechanics will ask you which oil you prefer to have put into your vehicle. If you're unsure which one to choose, always check your car's manual, which will typically tell you which type is preferred by Mazda.

Synthetic motor oil is motor oil that has undergone a chemically engineered process. The molecules found in synthetic oil are more uniform in shape with fewer impurities and better properties than conventional oil molecules. Synthetic oil has better extreme high temperature and low temperature performance than conventional oil.

Conventional Oil

Conventional oil can be formulated in a range of viscosity grades and quality levels. It is recommended for vehicles with simple engine designs and drivers with regular driving styles.

Synthetic Blend Motor Oil

Synthetic blend motor oil includes a mixture of synthetic and conventional oils for added resistance to oxidation and provides excellent low-temperature properties.

High-Mileage Oil

High-mileage motor oil is specifically formulated for late model vehicles with over 75,000 miles. With its unique additives and formulations, this type of oil helps to reduce oil burn-off and helps prevent oil leaks that may occur in older engines.

If you have any more questions about the different types of motor oil, talk to a friendly mechanic here at Mazda of New Bern.