Synthetic Oil Change Service at Briggs of Fort Scott
We are an auto dealership with a dedicated service center committed to automotive service excellence. Our extensive network of major automotive brands and highly trained technicians qualifies us to offer quality oil changes for Ford, Toyota, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, Buick, GMC, and Chevrolet models. We install the highest quality manufacturer-authorized motor oil and genuine OEM oil filters. If you own a vehicle that is due for an oil change near Fort Scott, KS, we invite you to get a quality oil change performed swiftly at Briggs of Fort Scott.
Why Are Oil Changes Important?
Despite your engine running on synthetic motor oil, it will still need the oil change at the recommended mileage because the oil will eventually break down and turn into a sludgy consistency offering poor lubrication. Beyond lubrication, friction, heat, and excessive wear and tear, oil changes clean the engine as contaminants are drained with the broken down oil. Oil changes are important because they promote peak lubrication, efficient power production, and extended engine life.
This type of oil does not have any natural mineral oil at all; rather, it is fully man-made using chemical engineering synthesis within a production facility. It has a smaller molecule that improves how it lubricates and additives that help it last longer than the alternatives. It comes at a slight premium but delivers premium lubrication offering many engines an attractive value proposition. Engines with a full-synthetic motor can get change service at Briggs of Fort Scott every 7,500 to 10,000 miles.
Synthetic blends contain both petroleum-based plus synthetic oil that improves its viscosity and lubricative performance beyond conventional. Semi-synthetic costs more than conventional due to the additional processing required but it also delivers enhanced viscosity and extended oil changes at 5,000 to 7,500 miles.
Dangers of Extended Oil Changes
Extended oil changes are those performed after the recommended change interval. If a Ford F-150 has conventional oil that needs to be changed every 3,000 miles but the oil gets changed at 4,000, you have yourself an extended oil change. Choosing to drive past a recommended oil change essentially rejects the years of research and rigorous testing by engineers to confirm the ideal point by which motor oil loses integrity and risk increases for the engine. Extended oil changes allow for increased component wear and can lead to engine damage.