In a word, yes. It really is that simple. Synthetic oils protect better than the best conventional, mineral-based oils can, particularly at temperature extremes. You can find lots of explanations online about why synthetic-oil molecules outperform conventional-oil molecules, but the simple answer is: Yes. Synthetic oils protect better.
A lot of people are shocked to find that their new vehicle requires synthetic oil. That’s because the engines in newer vehicles are asked to deliver a complex balance of fuel economy, performance, low emissions, long engine life and — just to make it even more challenging — longer intervals between oil changes than years gone by. Our recommendation? Follow the vehicle manufacturer’s recommendation. If they specify synthetic oil, it’s for a reason. And not doing so could void your vehicle’s warranty and shorten the life of your engine.
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An engine that is regularly maintained with high quality motor will have optimum fuel efficiency, minimal wear and minimal increase in emissions over its service life.
Slow down well in advance of reaching a yellow or red traffic light. If you see the light changing, begin slowing down.
Though it may be common sense, a good rule is to watch your speed. Driving over 50 mph, and especially over 60 mph, uses more fuel and causes extra pollution.
Limit engine idling times. It reduces both pollution and fuel consumption.
Avoid fast accelerations and switch to a higher gear before the engine revs too high.
Reduce drag on your vehicle by keeping windows closed when possible and check to make sure the hood, doors and trunk are properly secured.
Reduce speed on curves and accelerate smoothly halfway through the turn to avoid excessive braking and fuel consumption.