If you’re adding motor oil to your truck, choosing the right type is vital. You can consult the owner’s manual or call our service technicians at James Ceranti Nissan if you’re due for an oil change, and we’ll fill your engine with the ideal oil for your truck. Here are the differences you should know.
Conventional motor oil is falling out of popularity, but it still has some benefits over synthetic. For one thing, it’s less expensive than synthetic, so it may be more accessible to some drivers who need a lot of it for cheap. Plus, most car manufacturers use conventional oil in production, so your car probably already has conventional oil in it when you buy it.
Synthetic oil is favorable because it lasts longer and runs cleaner than conventional oil, but the tradeoff is that it costs more — and if you’re not driving a high-performance vehicle like a sports car or a heavy-duty truck, it’s not really necessary.
For Nissan truck drivers, the superior performance of synthetic oil might be a better choice if you do a lot of towing and hauling. Synthetic oil is also better for extreme temperatures, keeping your engine safer in those sweltering Mississippi summers.
Synthetic blends of oil are a happy medium between conventional and synthetic by actually being a blend of the two. Synthetic blends provide similar protection that full synthetic oil does without the high costs. Synthetic blend oil is also a good option for pickup drivers due to its positive impact on fuel economy and superior engine protection during grueling towing and hauling.
When you schedule your service appointment with James Ceranti Nissan, we suggest you request a synthetic blend during the oil change. If you’d prefer one of the other types, let us know!