Why Synthetic Oil is Better for Your MINI

September 30th, 2023 by

Every vehicle with a combustion engine needs oil to keep the internal parts lubricated, freely moving, cool, and protected from corrosion. Are you trying to decide what’s best for your MINI? Let’s dive into the difference between Conventional Oil and Synthetic Oil.

Conventional Oil 

Conventional oil, also called mineral oil or regular oil, is an engine oil used for lubrication and greater engine protection. It’s a type of engine oil that is manufactured from refined crude oil extracted from the ground.

Synthetic Oil 

Synthetic oil is engineered in a lab. Designed to be more effective at: resisting oil breakdown, which lasts longer than conventional oil, withstanding higher temperatures, which helps keep engines running longer and flowing in cold temperatures, thus reducing engine wear during frigid startups.

Is Synthetic Oil better for my engine than Conventional Oil?

Yes. Although conventional oil can provide adequate lubrication performance, it can’t compete with the overall engine performance and protection provided by synthetics for your MINI.

What are the benefits of Synthetic Oil? 

The process to make synthetic oils allows oil companies to remove impurities and tailor the oil molecules to meet the demands of today’s engines.

Synthetic oils offer the following advantages:

  • Greater engine protection: synthetic oils don’t break down due to moving parts and will protect your engine longer.
  • Cleaner engine: conventional oil forms sludge from deposits that form as your oil circulates through the engine. Synthetic oils contain fewer impurities and resist sludge and deposit formation.
  • Turbo protection: synthetic oils flow quicker to critical parts, creating the proper lubrication your engine needs to keep your turbocharged vehicle operating at peak performance.

When should I use Synthetic Oil?

If you live in a region with very cold winters or very hot summers, or if you use your vehicle for towing or hauling heavy material, synthetic oil helps protect the engine from strain and won’t break down as quickly as conventional oil.

No one is better equipped to service your MINI vehicle better than the factory-certified technicians at Patrick MINI in Schaumburg, IL. They can advise you on the latest technologies as well as the lubricants that will best suit your style of driving. Schedule your service today or call us at 847-230-8211