Which oil to use: Synthetic or Mineral?

What is the best for my car engine? Synthetic or mineral oil?

A frequently asked question and we got answers to help you make the right choice of lubricant for your engine and end confusions.

Your engine is a complex machine with many moving parts operating under a wide range of temperature and speed.

The oil which you will be using must be capable of coping with these conditions to protect your engine from corrosion, build up dirt & deposits.

Whether it’s mineral or synthetic oil, they are both made of crude oil; however, Synthetic oil is an engineered fluid with high purity components which means:

  • Pure compound
  • Less oxidation
  • More resistant to breakdown

Synthetic oil has 2 further classifications: Semi-synthetic ( mixture of synthetic & mineral oil) & full-synthetic( no minerals added).

Let’s list the pros & cons of both types of oil:

Mineral Oil Pros Mineral Oil Cons
  • Meets several car manufacturer requirements
  • Cheaper
  • Needs to be changed often
  • Can’t withstand high temperature and loads
  • They provide the least protection to engine components
Synthetic Oil Pros Synthetic Oil Cons
  • Meets many Car Manufacturers Requirements
  • Lasts much longer
  • Can withstand high temperatures
  • They provide the highest protection to engine components
  • More expensive

The low viscosity of the synthetic oil reduces the internal friction which means:

  • Better efficiency
  • More performance
  • High fuel economy

We highly recommend the use of Synthetic engine oil to ensure engine protection & better performance.

Total Quartz range of full & semi-Synthetic engine oils will protect your engine & increase its performance and guarantees fuel economy.