Synthetic Oil vs. Conventional Oil


What’s the difference between Mercedes-Benz full synthetic oil vs. conventional oil, and which is better for your luxury vehicle? When you stop by Mercedes-Benz of Chantilly for your Service A or B appointment, you’ll receive a Mercedes-Benz full synthetic oil replacement. That’s because we only use manufacturer-recommended components as a certified Mercedes-Benz service center. However, other service centers may use conventional oil instead. Get to know the pros and cons of Mercedes-Benz full synthetic oil vs. regular oil with our experts, and feel free to schedule your service with us in Chantilly at your convenience.



What is Conventional (Regular) Oil?

Convention oil, or regular oil, was once the only option on the market. Derived from crude oil, this slippery fluid reduces friction in the engine while dissipating heat. It allows your engine to run smoothly, even while working hard on the South Riding roads. And because of its simplicity, it’s generally the most inexpensive option for maintenance.

What is Mercedes-Benz Full Synthetic Oil?

Comparing Mercedes-Benz full synthetic oil vs. conventional oil, why do we use Mercedes-Benz full synthetic exclusively? Mercedes-Benz full synthetic oil starts from the same place as conventional oil, but it is refined further. The result is a more sophisticated and stable formula for your Ashburn drives. Here are just a few of the benefits:

  • Less viscous at lower temperatures
  • More resistant to oxidation
  • Enhanced engine cleaning properties
  • Better protection for turbocharger parts (when equipped)

Which is Better: Mercedes-Benz Full Synthetic Oil vs. Synthetic Blend?

Some Centerville drivers also find themselves torn between Mercedes-Benz full synthetic oil vs. synthetic blend options. While Mercedes-Benz full synthetic is used in our Mercedes-Benz full synthetic oil replacement services, some service centers offer synthetic blends. Synthetic blends combine both regular and synthetic oils in one, which means you’ll get a slightly lower price point. However, vehicles that need Mercedes-Benz full synthetic oil shouldn’t use blends. Consult your owner’s manual for recommendations based on your model.

Schedule Your Next Maintenance Service at Chantilly

Whether it’s time for Service A or Service B, don’t hesitate to reach out to us for more information on Mercedes-Benz full synthetic vs. regular oil. We’d be happy to answer any questions about your particular vehicle, and you can also contact us online at any time.


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