Almost everyone that drives a car knows that it needs oil, but do they know more beyond that fact? If you’re still unsure of the difference between synthetic and conventional oil or when you should actually get your oil changed, you might want to keep reading. We’re going over some of the most frequently asked questions when it comes to the oil in your car. Check out the answers to some of these questions about maintenance below.

What's the difference between synthetic and conventional oil?

Synthetic oil, rather than conventional oil, is refined and distilled. This reduces it to single molecules that are more able to meet the needs of some modern engines. Also, synthetic oils rate higher in performance and provide more protection than regular conventional oils.

How often should you change the oil in your vehicle?

Anywhere from 5,000 to 10,000 miles. With the range of the synthetic oils on the market today, most vehicles can drive farther without changing the oil. As always, consult your service technician about what's best for your vehicle.

Why should I bring my vehicle to the dealership to have my oil changed?

If you change your own oil, we commend you, because it's not simple. It's messy, and it takes time out of your day. Plus you have to have all of the supplies with you to do it. So, if you're not accustomed to doing it yourself, then it's much easier to trust our expert technicians to get it done quickly and correctly.

Where can I get an oil change near me?

If you live in the Clinton area or Laurens and Fountain Inn, Cooper Motor Company would love to be your one-stop shop for all of your service needs.

If you have any more questions that we haven't answered about oil changes or service in general, feel free to contact us or stop by our dealership at 305 E Main St., Clinton, SC 29325. We look forward to serving our customers from Laurens and Fountain Inn.