How Long Does Synthetic Oil Last

How Long Does Synthetic Oil Last

The last time you were at our service center for a synthetic oil replacement, we may have asked you if you wanted synthetic oil. Now, you might not have known what that meant, so you said conventional was fine, but the question has been nagging you. That’s why the team at Mercedes-Benz of Scarborough has put together this quick guide about synthetic oil to answer all your questions.

We pride ourselves on fully informing our clients in the Scarborough, Saco, and Portland, ME, areas. Read on to learn about the differences between synthetic and conventional oil, how long synthetic oil lasts, and what happens during a synthetic oil replacement. Then, give us a call to schedule your next service appointment.

Synthetic vs Conventional Oil

The first thing that’s important to cover is the difference between synthetic and conventional oil. Conventional oil is crude oil that has been dredged up from underground, while synthetic is like it sounds. This is a combination of modified petroleum as well as other components that fulfill the same functions as crude oil.

How Long Does Synthetic Oil Last

How Long Does Synthetic Oil LastWhile there is no hard and fast rule about the distances between synthetic oil replacements, as it often depends on your year, make, model, and driving habits, most experts say that synthetic oil can last between six months and a year. If you’re better about writing down your mileage, that equates to roughly 7,500 and 10,000 miles.

For comparison, conventional oil lasts closer to every three months or 3,000 miles, whichever comes first. This is because, while conventional oil is adequate at lubricating the engine, science has come a long way since the dinosaurs. Synthetic oil takes advantage of all the advances we’ve had in technology and can work more effectively.


What Happens During a Synthetic Oil Replacement

What Happens During a Synthetic Oil ReplacementIf you’ve ever wondered what happens when we wheel your vehicle away into our service bay, let us demystify it for you. The first thing we’ll do during a synthetic oil replacement is drain out the old oil and package it away for proper disposal. Then, we’ll remove your oil filter and replace it with a new one.

If it’s been a while since your last synthetic oil replacement and your oil was dirty when we removed it, we may mix some fresh oil with a cleaning solution and run it through the engine to break up any clogs and flush out any debris. Afterward, we’ll top off the oil and send it back home with you.


Let Us Answer How Long Does Synthetic Oil Last

If you’ve been wondering how long synthetic oil lasts, let the team at Mercedes-Benz of Scarborough give you the answer. We’re always here to help out our friends in the Scarborough, Saco, and Portland, Maine, communities.

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