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How Often to Change Synthetic Oil?

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Our service team is often asked, “how often do you change synthetic oil in your car?” This will depend on your model, but generally synthetic oils will last between 7,500 miles and 15,000 miles. To get more specific information, check with your owner’s manual. When the time comes to change your synthetic oil, schedule service at MINI of Warwick and we can have you back on Providence, RI roads in no time.

Synthetic vs. Conventional Oil: What’s the Difference?

Synthetic oil is more expensive than conventional oil. However, synthetic oil is more refined and can last longer for a better performance. This is why synthetic oil is typically recommended for high-performance cars. The best way to decide whether to use synthetic oil or conventional oil is to check your owner’s manual. It should tell you plainly which is recommended by the automaker. Usually, one is recommended for a particular model. It’s always best to follow the manufacturer’s advice.

Why Choose Synthetic Oil?

It’s common for customers to avoid synthetic oil because of the higher cost, but it has a number of perks that you won’t get with conventional oil. Here’s a closer look at the benefits synthetic oil can offer: 

  • Longer Oil Change Interval – Some vehicles that require synthetic oil can last as long as 15,000 miles between an oil change. Again, how often to change synthetic oil depends on what’s written in your owner’s manual. 
  • Better at Higher Temperatures – Synthetic oil doesn’t become as viscous when subjected to the high heat of an engine. This allows it to last longer than conventional oil.
  • Better for Performance – Because synthetic oil can stay cleaner for longer, it’s often recommended for vehicles built for racing or rugged performance. It can be especially important for racing or off-roading near Cranston, RI.

Can You Mix Synthetic and Conventional Oil?

In short, yes. You can use a mixture of synthetic and conventional oil, though it’s not recommended. You’re essentially diluting the performance advantages of synthetic oil. If your car requires synthetic, it’s best to stick with that.

How Much is a Full Synthetic Oil Change?

This depends on where you’re getting the synthetic oil change, the type of vehicle you drive, and the grade of oil used. If you’re looking for specific numbers, contact our service team. We can help you get the quote you need from our dealership. We also offer service specials and oil change coupons to help you save more on the services your vehicle needs to run smoothly.

Schedule an Oil Change at MINI of Warwick! 

Contact our team today to learn more about our oil change coupons, services, and more! We’re more than happy to help you check what your vehicle’s oil change interval is and if your model requires synthetic oil or conventional oil.

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