If you haven’t heard, now is the time to consider using synthetic motor oil in your car.


Synthetic motor oil maximizes engine power and fuel economy. Synthetic motor oil is a better alternative to petroleum based oil. It doesn’t gel or gum-up like petroleum based oil and it doesn’t vaporize as easily. It protects better in severe driving conditions like the stop-and-go traffic along I-5, and holds up better than standard oil extreme weather conditions conditions. More and more new vehicles are being delivered with full synthetic motor oil; with the recommendation to use synthetic for the life of the vehicle.

Synthetic motor oil lubricates better than standard oil. That means better wear protection, cooler operating temperatures, and better fuel economy.

Some manufacturers are extending oil change intervals. The added protection of synthetic oil covers you for these longer intervals. Talk with your service advisor about how you drive and see if he thinks you can benefit from synthetic oil. Also talk to them about the appropriate oil change interval for synthetic, as it can be slightly longer than for conventional oil.

The Cost of Synthetic Oil Over Conventional

Now you know the benefits of synthetic oil, but what about the cost. While it is true that synthetic oil costs more, it is also true that it lasts longer, protects better and increases fuel economy, saving you time and money in the long run. If you’re serious about making your car last longer, start using synthetic motor oil now.

To schedule an oil change or talk to one of our technicians about our synthetic oil options give us a call at 253-588-5201 or visit us at Courtesy Auto Service and Tire of Tacoma.