When you think of motor oil, the first thing that comes to mind is probably not the smell. But motor oil does much more than keep your car running smoothly. There are several good reasons to use synthetic motor oil in your recreational vehicle (RV). Synthetic oils are typically 25-50% diesel and 50-75% other types of oils. This oil has less viscosity than regular petroleum-based oils and is also known as low-suds or light-resistant oil. It’s clear; it doesn’t smell like gasoline and is often used in boats, planes, RVs, and anything that takes off regularly. If you have an RV, you should consider using synthetic moto oil rather than regular ones.
1. Synthetic Motor Oils are Lighter Than Regular Oils
Petroleum-based oils contain both heavy and light parts, affecting vehicle performance and how long your vehicle runs. Heavy parts clog up the engine, slowing down its performance. Light parts get burned up as they go into the atmosphere, and they’re responsible for the noxious smells and toxic smoke that come out of an old running car. Synthetic oils don’t have these heavy parts, so your engine runs smoother and faster.
2. Synthetic Oils Last Longer
Regular oils wear out the engine over time, but synthetic oils don’t. Most synthetic oils are designed to stay put in the engine, and they wear off after a few thousand miles without having to be changed. That means that your RV engine will run for much longer without needing to be flushed out, and because synthetic oils don’t contain heavy metal additives, your engine will stay cleaner and more efficient.
3. Synthetic Oils are Environmentally Friendly
In addition to being cheaper and less labor-intensive to produce and with less impact on the environment than traditional manufacturing methods, synthetic oil production is carbon neutral. That means that the fuel is created clean and efficient, and then the oil is neutralized to remove the carbon from it. Synthetic oils are made from low-sud, light-resistant oils, so they have less impact on the environment than regular oil. They don’t require refining, which is done mostly in third-world countries, and they’re not stored in huge, polluting oil refineries.
4. You’ll Save Money on Oil Changes
Regular oil changes are expensive. Depending on the oil you use, you may spend $50 or more on an oil change. Even if you have the best car or truck in the world, if it needs an oil change every two years, then it’s going to cost you. When it comes to paying for that oil change, you’re more likely going to save money with a synthetic oil change. Typically, synthetic oil change intervals are every six months or a year. The good news is that most synthetic motor oils come with a built-in electrician that will keep your engine running smoothly.
5. Synthetics Have Better Engine Protection
If you own an older vehicle, you may want to consider using synthetic engine oil in your recreational vehicle. Once again, there are a few reasons. Synthetic oils are better protection against engine damage than regular oils. Generally speaking, engines last longer with less maintenance with an oil change every other year. So, by changing your oil less often, you’re extending the life of your engine and keeping it running.